The Hundred 2023: 5 Players To Watch Out For

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    The Hundred 2023 players

    As the 3rd season of The Hundred knocks on our doors, we are brimming with excitement at this unique slam-bang format of the game. Each team gets only 100 balls in their innings and their approach is quite simple- aggression from the word go.

    With every passing generation, the attention spans of the audience get shorter. And therefore, the only mode of survival is change and innovation. And that is essentially the backbone of The Hundred.

    The Hundred is slated to begin on 1st August 2023 and it promises to be an absolute crackerjack of a contest. Several international superstars will be a part of this tournament and they will be oozing with class during the course of the tournament.

    In this article, we take a look at 5 players who can leave a lasting impression in The Hundred 2023:

    1. Jos Buttler (Manchester Originals)

    Jos Buttler

    The white-ball skipper of England, Jos Buttler is one of the most sought-after names in T20 cricket. His ability to smear the bowlers all across the park and his ability to create records makes him one of the most exciting players to watch out for.

    Jos Buttler scored 203 runs in 5 games in The Hundred 2022 and he will once again be representing Manchester Originals.

    2. Dawid Malan (Trent Rockets)

    Dawid Malan

    Close observers of this game know what Dawid Malan has to offer to a team. Dawid Malan was the highest run-getter of The Hundred 2022 and finished the tournament with 377 runs in 9 games.

    The southpaw had an outstanding average of 53.85 and his highest score in the tournament was 98*. Malan will be a key player in the team of Trent Rockets.

    3. Paul Walter (Manchester Originals)

    Paul Walter

    One of the most exciting all-rounders in The Hundred will inevitably be Paul Walter. The 29-year-old English cricketer can contribute with the bat as well as with the ball.

    Walter had bagged 14 wickets last season and had finished as the leading wicket-taker in the tournament. He is one of the most crucial members of Manchester Originals and will be an asset for them in this season too.

    He had also scored 82 runs with the bat in the previous season of this tournament.

    4. Chris Woakes (Birmingham Phoenix)

    Chris Woakes

    One of England’s finest bowling all-rounders, Chris Woakes is an invaluable asset of Birmingham Phoenix. In the ongoing Ashes 2023 as well, Woakes has left an indelible impression with the ball.

    With his ability to bat with sense and caution whilst also going for the big blows, Chris Woakes will be a key player to watch out for in the Birmingham Phoenix team.

    5. Rashid Khan (Trent Rockets)

    Rashid Khan

    No T20 team or a shorter format team is complete without a star leg-spinner. And Rashid Khan is one of the best T20 players in the world presently. The 24-year-old Afghani spinner has the ability to spin a web and bamboozle the opposition batters.

    Rashid Khan has played 82 T20Is and has notched up 130 wickets. He has played T20 leagues all across the globe and has been a sheer force to reckon with in every single team.

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