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The Hundred returns for a second season on Wednesday with a host of England and international stars.
With more than 200 players set to feature over the next four weeks, BBC Sport has teamed up with data analyst CricViz to pick a few to watch.
They used their “Game Impact Model” to assess each player’s impact per game over the past eight years. The numbers are weighted so recent performance and higher quality leagues are more important.
We’ve picked out the top three batsmen and bowlers in both the men’s and women’s games to highlight in more detail, but there are also players from each team for you to follow.
Three men’s batsmen watch…
Joss Butler (Manchester Original)
T20 Games: 321 run: 8,313 average: 33.65 Strike rate: 144.90 century: six
Joss Butler is one of the most devastating batsmen in world cricket.
He is one of only three England players – along with Heather Knight and David Maran – to achieve a century in Tests, a day and twenty internationals.
The 31-year-old has had an impressive 12 months as he topped England’s tally with 269 at the T20 World Cup before breaking an incredible run in this year’s Indian Premier League. four centuries.
He only played two games for the Originals last year but he should have more this season, now that he’s not part of the England Test squad, his movement – and leadership in the field – should help Manchester United Improve the sixth place last season.
Andre Russell (Manchester Original)
T20 Games: 412 run: 6,909 average: 26.57 Strike rate: 169.50 small gate: 371 average: 25.41 economy: 8.50
Not many people in the tournament can keep up with Butler, but Andre Russell may be one of them.
The West Indies all-rounder likes to hit sixes off the No. 1 – he hit two 14-ball 50s in his career – and he can also hit 90 mph, so he Should play a big role at the end of the two innings.
The 34-year-old really struggles to stay healthy, so any injuries will hinder the Originals.
Tim David (Southern Warriors)
T20 Games: 114 run: 2,556 average: 33.19 Strike rate: 164.79
Tim David, a Singapore-Australian batsman at 6ft 5in, terrifies opposing bowlers.
He made two appearances for the Southern Warriors last year, including 6-15 in the final, where he also showed his ability to beat Birmingham Phoenix’s Liam Livingstone brilliantly on the pitch. It’s also easy to turn around.
The 26-year-old has been in the T20 Blast for Lancashire over the past few months, so he should adapt to English conditions and be ready to start from the first ball.
Other men’s batsmen to watch: Glenn Maxwell (Spirit of London), Riley Rosso (Oval Invincibles), Alex Hayles (Trent Rockets), Kieron Pollard (Spirit of London), Colin Mun Law (Trent Rockets), Marcus Stoneis (Southen Braves), Liam Livingstone (Birmingham Phoenix), Harry Brook (Northern Superchargers), Quinton de Kock (Southen Brave), David Miller (Welsh Fire), Will Jacks (Oval Invincibles), Moeen Ali (Birmingham Phoenix), Jason Roy (Oval Invincibles), Finn Allen (Southen Brave), Laurie Evans (Manchester Originals), Faf du Plessis (Northern Superchargers) and Joe Clarke (Welsh Fire).
Watch three women’s batsmen…
Deandra Dottin (Manchester Original)
Hundred games: Eight run: 146 average: 20.86 Strike rate: 117.74 small gate: three economy: 6.88
Whether with a bat, ball or on the field, Deandra Dottin finds ways to impact the game.
The star all-rounder, who has just retired from the West Indies, can break out at the top of the batting innings, and then her pace and York’s change means she’s a wicket option throughout the innings, but especially at the end. , with the ball.
Expect her to catch the competition’s contenders at some stage as well.
The 31-year-old is another player who has played domestic cricket in England in recent weeks, so action should be taken.
Danny Wyatt (Southern Warriors)
Hundred games: Nine run: 208 average: 26 Strike rate: 129.19
England opener Danny Wyatt’s explosiveness means she can win games in an early swap.
She’s especially strong offside and expect her to move around at the crease so she can hit the top with ease and ease.
The 31-year-old also excels in the field, so don’t be surprised if you see her catch the ball.
Amy Jones (Birmingham Phoenix)
Hundred games: Nine run: 176 average: 25.14 Strike rate: 155.75
England wicketkeeper Amy Jones was a solid figure for the Birmingham Phoenix last year and they are hoping for more of the same from their captain this year.
She stayed in line with the bat and either finished innings for her team or saw them cross the free throw line, and her leadership on the field saw them reach the knockout stage despite a poor start.
She’s also widely regarded as the best goalkeeper in the women’s game, so expect to see some great gloves.
Other women’s batsmen to watch: Smriti Mandhana (Southern Brave), Tahlia McGrath (Southern Brave), Sophie Devine (Birmingham Phoenix), Heather Knight (London Spirit), Nat Sciver (Trent Rockets), Mignon du Preez (Trent Rockets), Danielle Gibson (London Spirit), Alyssa Healy (Northern Superchargers), Laura Wolvaardt (Northern Superchargers), Lizelle Lee (Manchester Originals), Emma Lamb (Manchester Originals), Maia Bouchier (Southern Brave), Sophia Dunkley (Southern Brave), Marie Kelly (Trent Rockets), Alice Capsey (Oval Invincibles), Meg Lanning (Trent Rockets) and Lauren Winfield-Hill (Oval Invincibles).
Three men’s bowling watch…
Rashid Khan (Trent Rockets)
Hundred games: Nine small gate: 12 Strike rate: 14.17 economy: 6.79
Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan was the No. 1 pick in the original 2019 draft considering his reputation in franchise leagues around the world.
Despite the political turmoil in his home country at the time, he scored 12 wickets for Trent Rockets in the game.
The 23-year-old won’t be playing the entire game this year as he plays internationally, but he should impact the game when he has the ball and can also provide valuable quick runs.
Sunil Narine (Oval Invincible)
Hundred games: Eight small gate: seven Strike rate: 18.57 economy: 6.08 run: 62 Strike rate: 131.91
Spinner Sunil Narine has not represented the West Indies since 2019, although he has become a high-value player for T20 teams and domestic leagues around the world.
He often hides the ball behind his legs during the run, making it difficult for the batsman to choose the type of upcoming pitch.
The 34-year-old also frequently used the bat to finish last year in an attempt to score quickly, and the Oval will likely use the same tactics again this season.
Imran Tahir (Birmingham Phoenix)
Hundred games: Nine small gate: 10 Strike rate: 17.4 economy: 8.44
43-year-old South African spinner Imran Tahir will be the oldest at this year’s competition.
Still, he didn’t lose any ability and was a constant danger to the Birmingham Phoenix throughout the game, especially when the pitch used did generate more turns.
Keep an eye out for his signature celebrations – he loves to drive around the outfield.
Other notable men’s bowlers: Wanindu Hasaranga (Manchester Originals), Wahab Riaz (Northern Superchargers), Tymal Mills (Southern Brave), Chris Jordan (Southern Brave), Kane Richardson (Birmingham Phoenix), Naseem Shah (Welsh Fire), Adil Rashid (Northern Superchargers), David Willey (Northern Superchargers), Noor Ahmad (Welsh Fire), Dwayne Bravo (Northern Superchargers), Richard Gleeson (Manchester Originals), Adam Milne (Birmingham Phoenix), Sam Curran (Oval Invincibles), Sean Abbott (Manchester Originals), Mohammad Hasnain (Oval Invincibles), Summit Patel (Trent Rockets) and Liam Dawson (London Spirit).
Three women bowlers watch…
Sophie Ecclestone (Manchester Original)
Hundred games: seven small gate: five Strike rate: 28 economy: 6.04
The first season didn’t go the way Sophie Ecclestone expected, but many teams were wary of her and treated her with extreme caution.
The England spinner is the No. 1 bowler in the T20 and one-day internationals, and it’s hard to see her not improving on last year’s stats.
The 23-year-old was battling a shoulder injury at the time, but England have been rotated and used less so far this summer, which should benefit Manchester and Ecclestone.
Alanakin (Trent Rockets)
T20 International: Eight small gate: 13 Strike rate: 11.1 economy: 4.88
Despite being just 26 years old, Australian leg spinner Alana King is a new name to most people.
She burst onto the stage over the winter when she made her international debut in all three formats in two weeks against England in the Ashes.
King impressed in that series, often picking up crucial wickets before taking 12 wickets in Australia’s World Cup win to fully cement his run in the double. status and win this opportunity.
Meghan Shuter (Spirit of London)
T20 International: 81 small gate: 102 Strike rate: 15.6 economy: 6.03
Australian fast Meghan Schutt is one of only seven women to score 100 wickets at the T20 International.
That stat by itself tells you her pedigree as one of the best bowlers in the world.
Her inswingers and subtle changes allow her to target stumps, which means she’s a threat at the start and end of the innings, making her an important signing for London Spirit.
Other women’s bowlers to watch: Marizanne Kapp (Oval Invincible), Amanda-Jade Wellington (Southern Warriors), Shabim Ismail (Oval Invincible), Katherine Brunt (Trent Rockets), Heather Graham (North Booster), Deepti Sharma (Birmingham Phoenix) ), Freya Davies (London Spirit), Charlie Dean (London Spirit), Anya Bush (Southern Warriors), Sarah Glenn (Southern Warriors), Jesse Cole (London Spirit), Lauren Bell (Southern Warriors), Kate Cross (Manchester Original), Hayley Matthews (Welsh Fire), Sophie Molineux (Birmingham Phoenix) and Annabel Sutherland (Welsh Fire).