The Former Indian All-rounder, Yuvraj Singh, has announced his belief that 100-ball cricket could have an impact on the game similar to the creation of T20.
The Hundred is set to be launched in England next year, with the ECB deciding to promote a new way as part of its bid to attract fresh audiences. Although Yuvraj is not due to be involved – only one Indian player, Harbhajan Singh, the Former Indian Player entered the draft and he subsequently withdrew – he praised it as an exciting concept that may come “close to a revolution like T20”.
Yuvraj took retirement from international cricket and the IPL in June is currently participating in the Abu Dhabi T10, which got underway on Friday. Speaking to Maratha Arabians media, he suggested that 100-ball cricket was of interest to him.
He said that “The new 100-ball format will be an interesting format, because it’s not T10, it’s not T20, it’s about 100 balls, and I feel that it could be an exciting format, close to a revolution like T20 – but we have to wait and watch.”
While Eoin Morgan, England’s limited-overs captain who is also playing in Abu Dhabi, has described T10 as cricket’s perfect vehicle for Olympic inclusion, Yuvraj said the Hundred could also be an option.
As for the merits of 10-over cricket, Yuvraj said he was not sure about whether it would spread further, because “you don’t have any time to get set and get going”. Yuvraj made 6 off 6 balls in Maratha Arabians’ defeat against Northern Warriors as the T10 league opened for its third edition.