Women’s cricket is only going forward and now there is no coming back. There have been so many upgrades in the standard of women’s cricket and it will only go uphill from here. They play test matches, One Day Internationals, T20 Internationals, Leagues, domestic tournaments, and whatnot. Another great news for the women’s cricket fans is that there is going to be the Women Hundred Cricket 2021 tournament just like the men’s one in England and Wales. A total of eight teams having some outstanding women cricketers will be battling it out for the trophy of The-100.
The Hundred is the brand-new format introduced in the world of cricket. And likewise, every new format, has been supported and criticized as well. It is somewhat similar to T20 but the rules differ a lot, and the batsmen and bowlers will be having a whole different approach in the matches. The tournament was supposed to be played in 2020, however, got postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Moreover, the format had a 16-3 advantage in favor after the county clubs of England cast their votes. The women hundred fixtures 2021 will be beginning shortly and its live telecast will be available all around the world.
That being said, in this article, we will be taking a complete look at the tournament’s overview, rules, and women hundred cricket schedule 2021. Besides, the live score tab and the schedules downloading link will also be provided. In addition, the women hundred teams 2021, venues, and the live streaming platforms will also be discussed.
The Hundred Cricket – Overview
The Hundred Cricket tournament is shorter than T20 and longer than the T10. By Hundred, it is meant 100-balls. So, each inning will last for 100-balls and the batting side has to make as many runs as they can, while the bowlers look to reduce them. It will be more of a batting-friendly format just like cricket is becoming nowadays, with heavy bats, field restrictions, and short boundaries.
As soon as the tournament was announced, there was some support and opposition of it. First of all, both of England’s red-ball and white-ball captains, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan were in favor of the tournament. On the other hand, the current No.1 T20 batsman, Dawid Malan, and the right arm express pacer, Mark Wood were in the opposition. They said that they’d still prefer T20 over the 100.
Moreover, the No.2 ODI batsman, Virat Kohli, and New Zealand’s all-rounder Jimmy Neesham were seen against it.
The Women Hundred Schedule 2021
Now looking at the women’s hundred 2021 fixtures, then they are set to begin from the 21st of July in London. The first match-up is between the Oval Invincibles Women and the Manchester Originals Women. 34 matches will be played for over a month and non-stop cricket action will be before our eyes.
Each team will play 4 home and away matches. Moreover, they will also play their closest rival twice, just like in the Big Bash League. The women’s hundred cricket schedule after the group stage will have the semifinal between the ranked 2 and ranked 3 teams. the top team ill qualify directly to the final. The final will be played at the home of cricket, Lord’s.
To sum up, the following is the complete women’s hundred cricket schedule 2021.
The Hundred Cricket Rules
Since it is a whole new format, then the rules will be fresh as well. The following are all the rules that the teams and players need to follow in the upcoming women’s cricket 2021.
- One inning consists of 100 balls.
- The bowling end will change after every 10 balls rather than the usual 6.
- A bowler can bowl 5 or 10 consecutive deliveries.
- One bowler can bowl a maximum of 20 deliveries.
- A strategic timeout of 2:30 minutes, similar to the IPL, can be taken by the bowling side.
- The batting powerplay will last for 25 balls.
- Likewise, in the other formats, two fielders will be allowed outside the 30-yard circle in the powerplay.
- A simplified scoreboard will also be available.
Women’s Hundred Participant Teams
As mentioned earlier, there will be eight women’s hundred teams in 2021. All of them will have some exceptionally talented cricketers and it won’t be easy for any side to win one-sided games.
The following are all the participant teams of the tournament.
- Manchester Originals Women
- Northern Superchargers Women
- Southern Brave Women
- Oval Invincibles Women
- Welsh Fire Women
- Birmingham Phoenix
- London Spirit
- Trent Rockets
Women’s Hundred 2021 Venues
The tournament will be played all around England on a number of venues. Although it is not yet confirmed if the fans will be allowed in the stadium or not, one can still enjoy the matches live on their television or mobile devices.
The following are all the stadiums where the women 100 fixtures 2021 will be carried out.
- Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
- Emerald Headingly Stadium, Leeds
- The Oval, London
- Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
- Old Trafford, Manchester
- Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground, Cardiff
- The Rose Bowl Stadium, Southampton
- Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham
The Women Hundred 2021 Live Streaming Platforms
The live streaming of the Women’s hundred 2021 tournament will be available on Sky Sports. All the men and women games will be telecasted live on the channel across the globe. Furthermore, its online live streaming will also be available.
Besides Sky Sports, BCC will also simul-cast the 10 matches of the men’s and 8 of the women’s free-to-air. Therefore, you can watch the whole tournament on Sky Sports and 8 matches on BBC.
The Women Hundred Fixtures 2021 Download
If you do not want to keep revisiting the website to look at the women’s hundred dates of the fixtures, then you can download them as well. All you need to do is click on the PDF file below in order to download the women’s hundred schedule 2021.