Southern Brave Select Warner, Briggs & Dunkley In Hundred Draft

David Warner and Danny Briggs are the men’s players picked in The Hundred Draft while signing of Sophia Dunkley announced for women’s squad

Today the latest additions to Southern Brave for the inaugural season of The Hundred have been unveiled after the teams selected their final men’s picks in The Hundred Draft and more world class women’s signings were announced.

With only two spaces to fill in the men’s squad before The Draft, Aussie star David Warner returned to the team that originally drafted him, as the third player picked. Joining him is Warwickshire spinner Danny Briggs.

Men’s team Head Coach Mahela Jayawardena adds the pair to existing teammates, Jofra Archer and Andre Russell, who were retained from last year’s squad.

Meanwhile women’s team Head Coach Charlotte Edwards has welcomed England all-rounder Sophia Dunkley to her squad as their line-up continues to take shape. Sophia will join existing teammates, Danni Wyatt, Anya Shrubsole and Stafanie Taylor, who have been retained from last year’s squad.

Players are being signed on an individual basis by the eight teams in the women’s competition, with no equivalent Draft event. Teams will continue to fill their squads over the coming months.

The teams, based at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton, will face seven other teams in the competition when it starts in July 2021. As well as offering world-class cricket, The Hundred aims to open the game up to more families and young people by fusing action-packed, fast-paced cricket with blockbuster entertainment off the pitch.

The fixtures, published earlier today, see Southern Brave taking on Birmingham Phoenix on Friday 30 July in their first home match.

In a sporting first, the competition will launch with a women’s fixture as the headline act, with Oval Invincibles taking on Manchester Originals at The Kia Oval on Wednesday 21 July in a match televised live on Sky and BBC – with the men’s sides following suit the next day.

Aside from the standalone opening women’s and men’s games, each day of the competition will feature a men’s and women’s match, played at the same venue, with tickets allowing fans to watch both matches.

All men’s and women’s games will be broadcast live on Sky. The Hundred will also be covered extensively across the BBC, including live television coverage of 10 men’s games and up to eight live women’s matches, including The Hundred Final for both the women’s and men’s competitions, which will take place at Lord’s on 21 August.

Southern Brave Fixtures

Tickets for The Hundred will go on sale to those signed up at thehundred.com through a priority window on 7 April, with general sale beginning on 21 April. Affordability for families has been prioritised with tickets for U16s at £5 and adult tickets starting at £10 for two games (women’s and men’s match) while kids U5 go free. Refund policies will be in place if matches are impacted by Covid.

Visit thehundred.com to find out more and to sign up for priority ticket access.

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