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England Test players free for opening ‘Hundred’ games

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The Hundred, English cricket’s new 100-ball competition, begins today and runs until August 21.

The five-Test India series starts on August 4, with Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and England’s other Test-contracted players expected to feature.

All will be able to play in their teams’ first two games in The Hundred. Their availability for the eliminator and final, which take place between the second and third England-India Tests, will be announced in due course.

Hundred teams are not able to replace Test-contracted players in their squad but can replace any call-ups who do not have Test contracts, such as bowler Mark Wood or batter Dan Lawrence, both of whom played against New Zealand last month. (BBC)

Source DailyNews
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