England white-ball team captain Eoin Morgan has lauded England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) new 100-ball tournament ‘The Hundred’. The English skipper feels that the inaugural edition of the tournament is better than the T20 Blast competition.
Eoin Morgan expressed his satisfaction with the new format of the game and said while speaking with ESPNcricinfo:
“It’s already better [than the T20 Blast]. It’s everything I thought it would be. I was probably one of the few that could see the vision. But even after the game, that was called off, the biggest thing was watching the home support. It was as good as we had outside of international cricket.”
He further added that he feels the format is only going to get better in subsequent seasons while acknowledging its impact on women’s cricket. The player feels that The Hundred is playing a pivotal role in the advancement of women cricket and should expand further.
“I think the support for the women has been outstanding. The standard of cricket has been brilliant. I only think it will get bigger and better,” said Morgan.
Morgan is the captain of London Spirits in this season of the tournament. The team also boasts of players with the likes of Zak Crawley, Dan Lawrence, Mark Wood, Mohammad Amir among others. The team started off the tournament with a game against Birmingham Phoenix, which ended in their defeat. They are sitting at the sixth spot in the points table.
Their second game, which was against Oval Invincibles, got washed out. They will play their next game against Southern Brave at the Lord’s on August 1.
Check out the full schedule and venues of The Hundred matches here.