Jos Buttler will be keeping an eye on talent in the upcoming Hundred tournament with the T20 World Championship just months away
The last T20 World Cup was only last autumn and England reached the semi-finals before going close against New Zealand, but with new management and a new captain, Jos Buttler is hoping he can take the squad a step or even two further.
What better way to assess your chances than at a national tournament with international stars? Former white-ball captain Eoin Morgan recently stated that the Hundred was the perfect opportunity for those on the ECB’s periphery to prove themselves ahead of the upcoming World Cup.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Morgan said: “(The Hundred) is the closest I’ve ever played to international cricket at national level.
“All the major playing nations around the world have formed ties with limited format tournaments where our homegrown players have done their utmost to advance their careers and ultimately try to learn and become better players in order to achieve international cricket to play.”
There will be plenty of competition for spots on the T20 World Cup squad, but here are a few, all of whom will use the explosive Hundred to show off ahead of Worlds selection.