The Hundred betting: Your guide to cricket’s newest tournament

The Hundred is a cricket tournament like no other.

It's cricket designed to engage a whole new audience with faster, shorter matches designed to appeal to the whole family.

Some of the best cricketer's in the world have been snapped up by eight completely new city-based teams that will compete over a month. England players selected for the first two Test matches against India will be available for the first two rounds of The Hundred.

Joe Root (Trent Rockets), Eoin Morgan (London Spirit), Moeen Ali (Birmingham Phoenix), Jos Buttler (Manchester Originals) and Ben Stokes (Northern Superchargers) are just some of the England stars set to dazzle crowds around the country over the next month.

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The format might taking some getting used to, but entertainment is guaranteed for packed crowds up and down the country as well as the millions watching at home.

So, how does it work? Here is everything you need to know about The Hundred.

MEET THE TEAMS (home grounds)

Birmingham Phoenix (Edgbaston)

London Spirit (Lord's)

Manchester Originals (Emirates Old Trafford)

Northern Superchargers (Emerald Headingley)

Oval Invincibles (Kia Oval)

Southern Brave (Ageas Bowl)

Trent Rockets (Trent Bridge)

Welsh Fire (Sophia Gardens)

THE HUNDRED RULES

Simple – 100 balls per innings and whoever scores the most runs wins!

The fielding side change ends after 10 balls.

Bowlers deliver either five or 10 consecutive balls. The captain decides.

Each bowler is limited to a maximum of 20 balls per game.

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TIMEOUT

Each bowling side gets a strategic timeout of up to two minutes.

The coach can walk out onto the pitch to discuss tactics with their players mid game.

POWERPLAY

A 25-ball powerplay for each team.

Two fielders are allowed outside of the initial 30-yard circle during the powerplay.

GAME LENGTH

A match of The Hundred will last two and a half hours.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Each team plays eight matches. There are 2 points awarded for a win, 1 point for a tie/no result and 0 points for a loss.

The team that finishes top of the group goes straight into final. The teams finishing second and third will compete in the 'Eliminator', with the winner progressing to the final.

In the knock-out stages, if a match is tied, then a "Super 5" will be played, with the winner being the team which scores the most runs from a further five balls.

WHERE CAN YOU WATCH THE GAMES

EVERY Hundred game is live on Sky Sports The Hundred and Sky Sports Mix.

BBC TV and BBC iPlayer will be streaming 18 games, including 10 men's and eight women's matches, as well as both finals.

UPCPOMING FIXTURES

Thursday 22 (18.30) – Oval Invincibles v Manchester Originals

Friday 23 (18.30) – Birmingham Phoenix v London Spirit

Saturday 24 (14.30) – Trent Rockets v Southern Brave

Saturday 24 (18.00) – Northern Superchargers v Welsh Fire

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