Southern Brave are expected to impress in the first Hundred competition (Picture: Getty)
Coached by two greats of the game and with some of the biggest talent in the world in their ranks, Southern Brave are many pundits’ favourites to win The Hundred.
Jofra Archer, Danny Briggs, Devon Conway (New Zealand), Alex Davies, Liam Dawson, Quinton de Kock (South Africa), George Garton, Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand), Chris Jordan, Jake Lintott, Tymal Mills, Craig Overton, Delray Rawlins, James Vince, Max Waller, Ross Whiteley
Coach: Mahela Jayawardene
Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Sophia Dunkley, Smriti Mandhana (India), Ella McCaughan, Fritha Morris, Tara Norris, Sonia Odedra, Carla Rudd, Paige Scholfield, Anya Shrubsole, Charlotte Taylor, Stafanie Taylor (West Indies), Amanda-Jane Wellington (Australia), Danni Wyatt
Coach: Charlotte Edwards
24 July: Trent Rockets v Southern Brave, Trent Bridge (women’s 11:00, men’s 14:30)
27 July: Welsh Fire v Southern Brave, Sophia Gardens (women’s 15:00, men’s 18:30)
30 July: Southern Brave v Birmingham Phoenix, Ageas Bowl (women’s 15:00, men’s 18:30)
01 August: London Spirit v Southern Brave, Lord’s (women’s 14:30, men’s 18:00)
05 August: Manchester Originals v Southern Brave, Emirates Old Trafford (women’s 15:30, men’s 19:00)
07 August: Southern Brave v Northern Superchargers, Ageas Bowl (women’s 15:30, men’s 19:00)
11 August: Southern Brave v Welsh Fire, Ageas Bowl (women’s 15:00, men’s 18:30)
16 August: Southern Brave v Oval Invincibles, Ageas Bowl (women’s 15:30, men’s 19:00)
Southern Brave were branded favourites for the men’s competition after last year’s draft and, while the withdrawal of Andre Russell is obviously a blow, it is still difficult to look past Mahela Jayawardene’s charge.
Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Quinton de Kock, Tymal Mills, James Vince and Liam Dawson are T20 guns, and the rest of the squad isn’t half bad either.
In Smriti Mandhana and Stafanie Taylor, the Brave have two of the biggest hitters in women’s cricket, while Sophia Dunkley has enjoyed an impressive start to her international career.
Her England teammates Danni Wyatt and Anya Shrubsole can also enjoy productive campaigns for a team coached by England women’s most-capped player Charlotte Edwards.
Southern Brave Men: 1st
Southern Brave Women: 2nd
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