Will Jacks believes The Hundred can act as a bridge between county cricket and the worldwide recreation, and admitted he has been impressed by the current constructive method of England’s Test group.
The 23-year-old has had a stand-out season throughout the codecs this 12 months, and presently averages 54 in red-ball cricket, in addition to being the Eleventh-highest run scorer within the T20 Blast.
Now, as he prepares to assist the Oval Invincibles males’s group look to match the feat of their victorious girls’s group final 12 months, Jacks is seeking to make his mark on the competitors.
“I think it (The Hundred) is just like a bit of a bridge between county cricket and international cricket,” Jacks instructed the PA information company.
“The quality of the local players is obviously the highest that we’ve got and then the quality of the overseas players is incredibly high. There’s some of the best players in the world on show.
“That’s something I really enjoyed last summer, the cricket was of very high quality and I’m sure that’s something that will be replicated this summer.
“So it’s a chance for all the local players to test themselves and for someone like me to really push my game forward and push for the international (squad).”
Before the top of 2023, England have two white-ball World Cups and, as a result of variety of accidents and Ben Stokes dropping out of the ODI format, the group is way from set.
Jacks is seeking to impress within the upcoming competitors, with the Invincibles taking part in their first recreation on Thursday in opposition to London Spirit.
“I think obviously every domestic player has their eye on international cricket – and that’s no different to me – that’s something I’ve wanted to do my whole life and hopefully I’ll get the opportunity one day,” Jacks admitted.
“But The Hundred is an opportunity for that – it’s great players in my team and teams I’ll be playing against, so I’ll be able to put my name out there.”
When it involves red-ball cricket, the Surrey opener admitted the current transformation of the England Test aspect and their new-found method, also known as “Bazball”, has given him freedom in his personal recreation.
“To see the England team playing like that, it creates so much excitement around the game, you see it with the fans on day five and those chases and just county cricket in general there’s a good buzz around it,” Jacks stated.
“Every time you play with freedom, it’s exciting, it’s fun, so I know it’s something that I’ve really enjoyed watching and if I could take some of that into county cricket as well it’s only good.”
He added: “I think for someone like me who’s naturally more inclined to being positive and aggressive, it just gives me a certain amount of freedom.
“That I know they’re playing that way, therefore, if I want to take the game on in the County Championship I can do that and know that it can be a positive option.”