The inaugural edition of The Hundred is set to begin in less than a week's time and excitement is reaching new heights amongst the fans who are eagerly waiting to see the action in the newest format of the game.
The tournament was set to be organized in 2020 but because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was postponed for 12 months.
The competition will feature eight teams and the final will be played on August 21 at the Lord's Cricket Ground.
We are bringing you a list of five players who are likely to leave their mark on the first edition of The Hundred.
Liam Livingstone (Birmingham Phoenix)
First in the list features Birmingham Phoenix's all-rounder Liam Livingstone. The 27-year-old has been in prolific form in white-ball cricket over the recent past and showcased his talent with the bat in particular against Pakistan in the ongoing T20I series where he scored a brilliant century in the first fixture which was the fastest by any England batsman in a T20 international. Livingstone will be hoping to make his mark in the inaugural edition of the competition to increase his chances of playing in this year's International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup.
Alex Hales (Trent Rockets)
Second in the list features Trent Rockets' top-order batsman Alex Hales. The 32-year-old has not played for England ever since he was dropped before the 2019 ICC World Cup after testing positive for a recreational drug test. Since then, Hales has been in