The Hundred Betting, Odds & Teams

The Hundred is the brand new limited-overs tournament that will be held in England and Wales for the first time in the summer of 2021.

Originally scheduled to begin in 2020, it was postponed because of the Coronavirus outbreak in its first year.

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The idea behind it is that it’s slightly shorter than the T20 format, more precisely by 20 balls.

It will run alongside the existing T20 Blast rather than instead of it, but they won’t be taking place at the same time.

With a high-profile big-money auction, most of the world’s leading T20 players taking part and lots of media buzz, it promises to be a big hit.

The Hundred betting will no doubt prove very popular as well and given the format, there will be lots of live 100 betting opportunities, too.

It will start on July 21 and will run for a month. Here’s the best of what you need to know about it.

The Hundred Series Cricket - Format & Rules

One thing potential fans of the tournament will need to get their heads around is The Hundred format and The Hundred rules.

The Hundred Rules and Format

First up, it’s called The Hundred because there can only be a maximum of 100 (legal) deliveries bowled per innings. To put that into perspective, T20 has a maximum of 120 balls per inning. Bowlers must decide before the start of the over whether they want to bowl a 5-ball or 10-ball over and each bowler can only bowl a maximum of 20 balls per game. There’s a change of ends after 10 balls, not six as is the case with all other formats. There’s only one Powerplay in the match and it lasts 25 balls, during which time only two fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle. Each bowling side can call for a time-out, IPL style, to discuss team tactics. In terms of format, the top three teams from the eight-team Group Stages qualify for the Playoffs. The top of the table goes straight to the final, second and third play a semi-final for a place in the decider.

The Hundred Betting in India

A brilliant tournament will inevitably lead to plenty of interest from cricket fans around the world and extending from that, The Hundred cricket betting.

If you do your research thoroughly and get to know the players and teams well, there could be an opportunity to turn over a good profit, especially as it’s a new tournament and not everyone will be up to scratch with all of its elements.

One of the great things about cricket betting on short formats like T20 and The Hundred is that your bets get settled just a few hours after you place them, rather than having to wait for ages as you do with Test matches.

Here at 10CRIC we generally divide our The Hundred betting markets into three types.

Here’s what you can look forward to.

  • Pre-match The Hundred betting - This is placing bets on a particular match before it starts. Typical markets here are the winner market, top team batsman, top team bowler, the man of the match and which side will hit the most sixes. This is also where you can bet on which side will win the all-important toss.
  • Live The Hundred Betting - Live the Hundred betting will no doubt prove extremely popular for Indian customers who enjoy the thrill of wagering until the last wicket is taken or the winning runs are scored. Popular live betting markets will no doubt be the winner market and the first innings runs the market, where you predict how many runs the side batting first will post.
  • Outrights The Hundred Betting - The main market here will be which side goes on to win the whole thing. But other outright betting markets are: who will make the Playoffs, which side will finish bottom and which players will end as a top batsman and top bowler for the tournament. You may have to wait longer here to get paid out but the 100 outright betting markets can prove to be very profitable if you can work out what might happen in the long term.

The Hundred Odds

Team Othright Odds
Trent Rockets 4.10
Oval Invincibles 5.20
Welsh Fire 6.55
Birmingham Phoenix 7.05
Manchester Originals 7.50
Southern Brave 8.45
London Spirit 8.45
Northern Superchargers 10.30

It’s early days yet so there aren’t too many The Hundred odds available yet. Here at 10CRIC, we’ll wait a few more weeks until we’ve got our head around which players are playing, how the teams stack up and how the new format can have an effect on proceedings.

Our marquee market will of course be who wins the very first edition of the tournament. Eight teams will be out to get their names on the trophy, so it’s a case of studying which teams have which players and which can excel.

Given this is an even shorter format than T20 and it’s easy to see that teams with lots of six-hitters can expect to do well because high-scoring games will inevitably be the order of the day.

But of course, it’s not just about the big bats. The best bowlers, whether wily spinners or the pacemen are said to be the ones who win your games. So be on the lookout for teams with bowlers who take wickets but perhaps most crucially, have strong economic rates.

And don’t forget about the captain. He has a big say on proceedings so decide which teams have the best skippers in terms of tactical awareness as it can make a big difference.

You’ll also have The Hundred cricket odds on who will be the best batsman. This works both on a per-match-basis where it’s a case of betting on who will top score just in that one game and also on a tournament basis. In other words, betting on who will score the most runs in the whole The Hundred tournament. The same applies to top bowler betting.

Remember that here at 10CRIC you’re betting with real money to win real money so do your research before making your choices!

Other Hundred odds will be available on the man of the match, how many fours will be scored, who has the best opening partnership and dozens of other betting markets.

The Hundred Teams

Trent Rockets

England Test captain Joe Root will be joined by superstar opening batsman Alex Hales, who was recently top-scorer at the 2020-21 Big Bash in Australia.

But that’s not where their batting talent ends. Dawid Malan, currently the Number 1 T20I batsman in the world is there too, as is prolific Big Bash run-scorer D’Arcy Short.

The big-name with the ball is Afghan magical spinner, Rashid Khan, while Aussie Nathan Coulter-Nile, England international Harry Gurney and all-rounder Lewis Gregory will have to give Khan good support.

Southern Brave

In Jofra Archer they have one of the most dangerous strike bowlers in the world but there’s more danger elsewhere for opponents.

Andre Russell is one of the biggest hitters in the game and will be hard to stop on any ground.

In Liam Dawson and Chris Jordan they have two extremely capable English bowlers and in Pakistan star Shadab Khan an excellent spin option.

David Warner is there too to add some firepower at the top of the order but he looks past his best. However, James Vince has been in wonderful form for the past year or so.

Northern Superchargers

They look like one of the best-balanced teams. The biggest name of all is Ben Stokes, one of the world’s top all-rounders, but they have all other bases covered.

There’s Aaron Finch and Chris Lynn for top-order power, David Willey to give it a bash down the order and Ben Foakes to act as the finisher.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is one of the best spinners in the business and his ‘spin twin’ will be England veteran Adil Rashid. South African born all-rounder David Wiese will provide a decent option with both bat and ball, to complement Stokes.

Welsh Fire

Expect fireworks at the top of the order with Jonny Bairstow and Tom Banton opening while there’s plenty of experience after them thanks to Steve Smith and Colin Ingram.

There’s raw pace in Mitchell Starc, clever spin bowling thanks to Steve Harmer and mystery spin with Qais Ahmed in there.

Veteran Ryan ten Doeschate will be an important cog too as the designated finisher, but maybe they miss strong pace bowling options beyond Starc.

Oval Invincibles

Curran brothers Sam and Tom will be playing alongside each other and a third England international joins them in the form of explosive opener Jason Roy.

Spinners Sunil Narine and Sandeep Lamichhane will be charged with keeping the runs down and taking wickets with Windies all-rounder Fabien Allen providing a third spin option.

But the most important man of all might be middle-order rock Sam Billings, who has seen it all before and will be vital in getting them over the line in tight run chases.

Manchester Originals

A really solid-looking side. There’s star quality with the bat (Jos Buttler) and ball (Imran Tahir) but what impresses is how well-covered they are across all bases.

Dane Vilas has been incredibly consistent in English county cricket for the past few years while Phil Salt and Tom Abell are others who haven’t proved their worth for England but certainly have at this level.

Then there’s Dan Christian, the man who has famously won nine domestic T20 titles and is one of the world’s best finishers, while giving a handy option with the ball, as well.

London Spirit

Mohammad Amir is (currently) retired from international cricket and that's Pakistan's loss because he’s a world-class fast bowler. Another Mohammad (Nabi) is one of T20 cricket’s most experienced players and his calm head will be a big plus.

A middle-order of Glenn Maxwell, Eoin Morgan and Joe Denley looks strong but they may have a problem in the opener’s slots, where they lack big-hitters.

Their key man alongside Amir could be Mark Wood, who’s considerably quicker than most bowlers that batsmen will be facing here.

Birmingham Phoenix

Getting Kane Williamson on board is always an excellent move. The New Zealand captain is a master tactician and brilliant top-order batsman who knows the game like few others.

His main resources with the ball are Pakistan star bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi, England man Chris Woakes and Aussie spinner Adam Zampa.

Woakes, Moeen Ali and Ravi Bopara are all classy all-rounders so that gives Williamson plenty of options to play around with.

Interesting Rivalries

Oval Invincibles v London Spirit

This pits the two London-based sides against each other. The Invincibles will play their home matches at The Oval, while the Spirit will be based at Lord’s, the world’s most iconic cricket ground.

The Spirit will be coached by the legendary Shane Warne and captained by England skipper Eoin Morgan, so lots of experience right there.

The Invincibles will be coached by Australian Tom Moody and captained by Kent stalwart Sam Billings. Both look well equipped for good campaigns but they'll also be desperate to beat each other.

Manchester Originals v Northern Superchargers

Jos Buttler will be in charge of the Originals, based at Old Trafford. He’ll be able to count on the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Steve Finn and Shadab Khan as they attempt to have a good first season.

And they'll be keen to get the better of the other Northern-based team, the Superchargers.

With Ben Stokes as their main man, also featuring Aussie big-hitter Chris Lynn and Adil Rashid, the Headingley based team will at least want to finish better than Buttler’s boys.

Why 10CRIC is the Best The Hundred Betting site in India?

There are quite a few betting sites in India these days so it’s not always easy to know which one is the one to go with. So we’ll tell you: it’s 10CRIC!

10CRIC is recognised as being the Indian-facing betting site that ticks the most boxes in terms of what you want from a top-class bookmaker.

Customers can look forward to a generous welcome bonus when they first start out that sees them get plenty of extra cash and free spins after making that first deposit. There’s plenty to look forward to after that as well with further promos that give out free bets and cashback every week, so keep your eyes on the promo section. There will even be some The Hundred betting offers set up just for that tournament.

Other benefits for customers are lots of payment methods that allow for withdrawals and deposits using all sorts of different cards and E-wallets, depending on what you prefer. They also have the option to use Bitcoin.

Speaking of withdrawals, they’re much quicker here than they are at other betting sites. That makes a big difference if, for whatever reason, you’re keen to get that money out of your betting account in quick time.

The site is clean, easy to use, pleasing on the eye and perfect for mobile use which is of course, very important these days.

Then of course there are the betting options.

10CRIC offers markets on endless sports including football, tennis, kabaddi, US sports and Formula One, in addition to cricket, of course. 10CRIC are well known for offering generous odds and a huge variety of markets not just across different sports but also in terms of endless tournaments within the same sport.

They have a strong Live betting product and also offer odds on ‘specials’ markets for those who are a bit more adventurous.

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The Hundred FAQ

What is the Hundred cricket competition?

It’s a cricket tournament that will be held during the English summer. Each match will be made up of a maximum of 100 balls per innings and will be contested by eight newly-formed teams.

It was preceded by an auction (IPL-style) regarding some of the players and will begin in 2021.

What teams are in the hundred cricket?

The eight teams taking part are all brand new and will substitute the traditional county teams we’ve always had in English cricket. The teams are: Manchester Originals, Northern Superchargers, Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Rockets, Welsh Fire, London Spirit, Oval invincibles and Southern Brave.

When does the hundred cricket start?

The first game of the Hundred will be Oval Invincibles v Manchester Originals at The Oval on July 21 2021, start time 18:30 local time.

It was meant to be played last year but didn’t go ahead because of Covid-19.

Can I bet on The Hundred Cricket series in India?

You certainly can. Here at 10CRIC all Indian customers can open accounts and bet on anything they like as long as 10CRIC offers odds on it.

Betting markets for The Hundred include:

  • Winner market
  • To make the final
  • Top tournament batsman
  • Top tournament bowler
  • To finish bottom

What are the rules of the hundred cricket?

Some of the rules here are a bit different to what you’d expect because it’s a totally new format that’s never been played before. Here are some of the most important ones:

  • 100 balls per innings
  • A change of ends after 10 balls
  • Bowlers deliver either five or 10 consecutive balls
  • Each bowler can deliver a maximum of 20 balls per game
  • Each bowling side gets a strategic time-out of up to two and a half minutes
  • A 25-ball power play start for each team
  • Two fielders are allowed outside the initial 30-yard circle during the powerplay
  • Teams will be able to call time-outs, as has been the case in the IPL since 2009