Birmingham Phoenix

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Birmingham Phoenix
Birmingham Phoenix logo.png
Personnel
Captain Flag of England.svg Moeen Ali
(Men's team)
TBA
(Women's team)
Coach Flag of New Zealand.svg Daniel Vettori
(Men's team)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ben Sawyer
(Women's team)
Overseas player(s) Flag of New Zealand.svg Kane Williamson
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adam Zampa
(Men's team)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ellyse Perry
Flag of India.svg Shafali Verma (Women's team)
Team information
Colours   
Founded2019
Home ground Edgbaston
Capacity25,000
History
No. of titles0
The Hundred title wins0
The Hundred game wins0
Official website Birmingham Phoenix

Birmingham Phoenix are a franchise 100-ball cricket side representing the historic counties of Warwickshire and Worcestershire in the newly founded The Hundred, which will take place for the first time during the 2021 English and Welsh cricket season. Both the men's and women's sides will play at Edgbaston.

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History

The announcement of the new eight-team men's and women's tournament series in 2019 was not without controversy, with the likes of Virat Kohli criticising the England and Wales Cricket Board for pursuing a shift away from Test cricket, [1] while others argued the format should have followed the established and successful Twenty20 format. The ECB however decided it needed a more unique format to draw crowds.

In July 2019 the side announced that former Australian batsman Andrew McDonald would be the men's team's first coach. [2] McDonald will be assisted by Daniel Vettori, Jim Troughton and Alex Gidman. In September Ben Sawyer was appointed the first coach of the women's side. [3]

The inaugural Hundred draft took place in October 2019 and saw the Phoenix claim Chris Woakes as their headline men's draftee, and Amy Jones as the women's headliner. They are joined by England international Moeen Ali and Worcestershire's Pat Brown for the men's team, while Kirstie Gordon joins Jones in the women's side. [4]

Honours

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Edgbaston

Men's honours

Women's honours

Ground

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New Road, Worcester

Both the Birmingham Phoenix men's side and women's sides play at the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Edgbaston Cricket Ground, in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham. The women's side had been due to play at the home of Worcestershire County Cricket Club, New Road, Worcester but both teams were brought together at the same ground as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Players

Current squad

Men's side

  • Bold denotes players with international caps.
  •  *  denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season.
S/NNameNat.Date of birth (age)Batting styleBowling styleNotes
Batsmen
Daniel Bell-Drummond Flag of England.svg 4 August 1993 (age 27)Right-handedRight-arm medium
Miles Hammond Flag of England.svg 11 January 1996 (age 25)Left-handedRight-arm off break
Adam Hose Flag of England.svg 25 October 1992 (age 28)Right-handedRight-arm medium
Dom Sibley Flag of England.svg 5 September 1995 (age 25)Right-handedRight-arm leg break Centrally Contracted player
Kane Williamson Flag of New Zealand.svg 8 August 1990 (age 30)Right-handedRight-arm off break Overseas player
All Rounders
Tom Abell Flag of England.svg 5 March 1994 (age 27)Right-handedRight-arm medium
Moeen Ali Flag of England.svg 18 June 1987 (age 34)Left-handedRight-arm off break Captain, Local Icon player
Benny Howell Flag of England.svg 5 October 1988 (age 32)Right-handedRight-arm medium
Liam Livingstone Flag of England.svg 4 August 1993 (age 27)Right-handedRight-arm off break
Wicketkeepers
Chris Cooke Flag of South Africa.svg 30 May 1986 (age 35)Right-handedUK Passport
Pace bowlers
Henry Brookes Flag of England.svg 21 August 1999 (age 21)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
Pat Brown Flag of England.svg 23 August 1998 (age 22)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium Local Icon player
Tom Helm Flag of England.svg 7 May 1994 (age 27)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
Chris Woakes Flag of England.svg 2 March 1989 (age 32)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium Centrally Contracted player
Spin bowlers
Adam Zampa Flag of Australia (converted).svg 31 March 1992 (age 29)Right-handedRight-arm leg break Overseas player

    Women's side

    • Bold denotes players with international caps.
    •  *  denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season.
    S/NNameNat.Date of birth (age)Batting styleBowling styleNotes
    Batters
    Ria Fackrell Flag of England.svg 16 September 1999 (age 21)Right-handedRight-arm off break
    Phoebe Franklin Flag of England.svg 18 February 1998 (age 23)Right-handedRight-arm medium
    Evelyn Jones Flag of England.svg 8 August 1992 (age 28)Left-handedLeft-arm medium
    Marie Kelly Flag of England.svg 9 February 1996 (age 25)Right-handedRight-arm medium
    Shafali Verma Flag of India.svg 28 January 2004 (age 17)Right-handedRight-arm off break Overseas player
    All Rounders
    Thea Brookes Flag of England.svg 15 February 1993 (age 28)Right-handedRight-arm off break
    Georgia Elwiss Flag of England.svg 31 May 1991 (age 30)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
    Ellyse Perry Flag of Australia (converted).svg 3 November 1990 (age 30)Right-handedRight-arm fast Overseas player
    Wicketkeepers
    Gwenan Davies Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg 12 May 1994 (age 27)Left-handed
    Amy Jones Flag of England.svg 13 June 1993 (age 28)Right-handedCentrally Contracted player
    Pace bowlers
    Emily Arlott Flag of England.svg 23 February 1998 (age 23)Right-handedRight-arm medium
    Issy Wong Flag of England.svg 15 May 2002 (age 19)Right-handedRight-arm fast
    Spin bowlers
    Kirstie Gordon Flag of England.svg 20 October 1997 (age 23)Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
    Abtaha Maqsood Flag of Scotland.svg 11 June 1999 (age 22)Right-handedRight-arm leg break

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