Eight new teams have been formed, representing seven cities from around the UK, with each having both a men’s and women’s side.
A mini-draft saw the men’s teams select three English players before top overseas players joined the main draft on 20 October to fill the remaining places in the 15-man squads.
There will be 32 league matches in total, with the top three finishers competing in the Finals Day (top team automatically reaches the final, with second versus third for the other spot).
Teams will play each other once, apart from their paired ‘rivals’, whom they meet twice (home and away): Northern Superchargers (Leeds) and Manchester Originals, London Spirit and Oval Invincibles, Birmingham Phoenix and Trent Rockets (Nottingham), Southern Brave (Southampton) and Welsh Fire (Cardiff).
England fast bowler Jofra Archer was selected by Southern Brave, with Australian batsman David Warner being one of the team’s picks in the top salary band of £125,000.
So as Brave are paired with Fire, Archer has at least two games against his Ashes rival Smith – in Cardiff on Sunday, 19 July, and Southampton on Friday, 7 August.
Warner will renew his own rivalry with England all-rounder Stokes as Northern Superchargers welcome Brave to Headingley on Thursday, 30 July.
The London sides meet at the Oval on Wednesday, 29 July, with the return at Lord’s on Thursday, 6 August.
After meeting on the opening weekend, Jos Buttler’s Manchester Originals face the Superchargers again in Leeds on Wednesday, 5 August.
And Joe Root’s Trent Rockets, who selected Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan with the first draft pick, host Moeen Ali’s Birmingham Phoenix on Sunday, 19 July, before travelling to Edgbaston on Saturday, 8 August.
Full fixture list
Men’s The Hundred
(All games start at 18:30 BST unless stated)
Friday, 17 July, 2020 – Oval Invincibles v Welsh Fire (Kia Oval)
Saturday, 18 July, 2020 – Birmingham Phoenix v London Spirit (Edgbaston), 14:00 BST
Saturday, 18 July, 2020 – Manchester Originals v Northern Superchargers (Emirates Old Trafford), 17:00 BST
Sunday, 19 July, 2020 – Welsh Fire v Southern Brave (Sophia Gardens), 14:00 BST