The Hundred is a new and exciting format of cricket being introduced in the upcoming year. The five-week competition will be played at the starting of July 2020, featuring eight new city-based teams; Manchester Originals, Northern Superchargers, Trent Rockets, Birmingham Phoenix, Welsh Fire, Southern Brave, London Spirit & Oval Invincibles The Hundred has recently included 8 new marquee players to the list which include – Deandra Dottin and Stafanie Taylor getting signed for the London Spirit and Southern Brave respectively, they both become the first windies women to be featured so far.
Australia’s Jess Jonassen has made her way to Welsh fire where she will join hands with Matthew Mott and Meg Lanning. Rachael Haynes is set for Oval Invincibles, Elyse Villani heads to the Trent Rockets.
Georgia Elwiss goes to Birmingham Phoenix and Alice Davidson becomes a part of Northern Superchargers squad. South Africa’s Mignon du Preez will join Manchester Originals.
West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor said: “I can’t wait to join Southern Brave. The other three players we’ve already announced are very strong and it’s going to be such a great competition. I’m really looking forward to working under Charlotte Edwards again”
“There’s also a strong Caribbean vibe in the men’s team at Southern Brave – with Andre Russell, Jofra Archer, and Chris Jordan – so it will be nice to play alongside them and hopefully both teams can have success.”
Manchester Originals signing Mignon du Preez added: “There are some highly talented teams beginning to take shape and the standard is going to be very high. I’ve played in the Kia Super League and I’ve always enjoyed it so it’s really nice to come back and take part in top-quality domestic competitions”. Adding “It’s going to be something a bit different but it’s obviously all about trying to take cricket to as many people as possible and as players that’s something we want to support. I look forward to coming back to the UK next summer and being a part of Manchester Originals.”
The signings constitute a mixture of international and England talent, which means the eight teams have now announced four of their 15-strong squads. Team Head Coaches have until May 31 to finalize their line-ups.
Source: Cricket World