Trent Rockets batsman Joe Root states a pool of gamers in The Hundred ought to help criteria soar in English cricket.
Root will perform to the Trent team next summer, once the contest begins however hes currently hoping coach Stephen Fleming can manage a solid showing .
West Indies Chris Gayle, Australian Steve Smith and New Zealands Kane Williamson are among the high-profile players confirmed to take part.
The draft is going to be very interesting to see where players wind up, said .
Its quite exciting. Im sure that will make for some viewing but it is going to add to strategy and make guys think about the sport, although it is definitely going to be somewhat different in many ways.
There are a few huge names at the draft, such as Kane Williamson, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith. When youve got good players such as this you are guaranteed thrilling cricket. It is definitely going to make for a wonderful tournament.
Root states he cannot wait to play , and take on, some of crickets biggest stars and has played with franchise cricket for Sydney Thunder at the Big Bash League, however, has yet to look at the Indian Premier League.
Its a fantastic chance to learn and to grow and to grow as players, he explained.
Having more overseas players to work with and perform against, along with the greatest English players in the shortest format, should improve the standard.
it is going to be another tournament; strategy will come into it so youll have to think otherwise under stress and go to various things, so it may add to peoples games and adjust the way we look at certain elements of the match.
This year was tremendous for cricket and weve seen accomplishments like never before. The top players in the world are coming to compete and were likely to get the opportunity to test ourselves against them again.
Root was picked up from Trent Rockets later it had been confirmed that Nottinghamshire seamer Stuart Broad — who was favourite to fill the 1 spot red-ball players that were contracted that were available for England would not play at the competition, but act as a mentor to the franchise.
The Yorkshireman — overlooked by Headingley-based team Northern Superchargers in favour of Ben Stokes — is excited to have moving at Trent Bridge.
It is great — I love playing in the floor, he explained. Its one of my favorite Test places and also a nice place to try to score some runs so I am looking forward to it. I am lucky to own Broady as a mentor, that is currently going to be interesting!
There has not been a more enjoyable time for cricket.
Fellow Yorkshire participant Jonny Bairstow welcomed the chance to represent Welsh Fire, even though returning from the opposition positions to Headingley might take some getting used to.
I enjoy Cardiff, I made my England debut there plus it is an wonderful place, he said.
Its a new competition, a new format and new groups. It will feel weird going to Headingley and being at the away dressing area, but it is an amazing honor to be one of the men to figurehead a team.
The Hundred Draft — Live will be live on Sky Sports Cricket, Sky One, Main Event & from October 20. It is going to also be available through Sky Sports Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as reside on the Sky Sports app and streamed on skysports.com.