Saturday, April 13, 2024

ECB: England and local stars sign up for Southern Brave

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Southern Brave today announced the signing of 13 players ahead of The Hundred launching in 2021.

World Cup winners Anya Shrubsole and Danielle Wyatt will be lining up on the south coast for the women’s squad, while England internationals Liam Dawson, James Vince and Chris Jordan are among those confirmed for the men’s squad.

They will join up with global stars Jofra Archer and Stafanie Taylor who have already been confirmed as playing for Southern Brave in the exciting new 100-ball format which features world-class domestic and international players in men’s and women’s competitions.

The competition will be played at the height of summer and feature eight city-based teams from Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Southampton and two in London. It will be screened live by Sky and the BBC.

Left arm spinner Dawson and his Hampshire captain Vince will be joined by an array of quality quick bowlers with Jordan signing up alongside his Sussex teammates George Garton and Tymal Mills. In addition, Sussex allrounder Delray Rawlins is confirmed as staying at the Ageas Bowl based side.

Shrubsole is one of England’s most successful ever bowlers with over 200 international wickets including match winning figures of 6-46 in the 2017 Women’s World Cup Final at Lord’s. Wyatt holds the record for the highest IT20 score by any England player with a blistering innings of 124 from only 64 balls against India in 2018.

The local link continues at Southern Brave with Maia Bouchier, Freya Kemp, Tara Norris, Carla Rudd and Paige Scholfield all joining the squad. The group were all part of the Southern Vipers squad which won Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy last summer.

James Vince said: “I love playing at the Ageas Bowl and I’m delighted that I’ll get to represent Southern Brave next year in The Hundred. The draft went really well for us in 2019 and keeping so many of our picks should put us in a great position ahead of the start of the competition. It’s really important that we’ve retained a number of local players and I hope fans can enjoy seeing them in action next summer.”

Danielle Wyatt said: “I’m delighted to be playing for Southern Brave next year. Our squad is looking strong already with a mixture of quality local players and world class cricketers like Anya Shrubsole and Stafanie Taylor already confirmed. The Hundred is going to be great for the women’s game and I can’t wait to take part next summer and help inspire a new generation to watch and play the game.”


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