Ellyse Perry, Chris Woakes, Sophie Devine and Moeen Ali will all be back in action at Edgbaston in The Hundred next season with Birmingham Phoenix confirming the retention of 17 players on Deadline Day. 

England Men’s duo Ben Duckett and Liam Livingstone are among the names who’ll be back in action for Phoenix, while local England Women seamer Issy Wong is also returning.

Across both the Birmingham Phoenix men’s and women’s teams, 17 players have been retained in total, meaning 10 spots remain to be filled at The Hundred Draft powered by Sage. 

The Hundred Draft, powered by Sage, will take place at The Shard on Wednesday 20 March, live-streamed from 5.30pm on thehundred.com, YouTube and TikTok. Each team will take it in turns to select domestic and overseas players to complete their squads.   

Birmingham Phoenix’s season in the fourth year of The Hundred gets underway at the Kia Oval on Tuesday 23 July, one of 68 games that promise world class men’s and women’s sporting action, live music, and a host of family-friendly entertainment. 

The home opener for both Phoenix men’s and women’s teams will be against Southern Brave at Edgbaston on Saturday 3 August. 

Retained Players

Birmingham Phoenix Women: Sophie Devine (O), Ellyse Perry (O), Issy Wong, Emily Arlott, Hannah Baker, Sterre Kalis, Charis Pavely 

Birmingham Phoenix Men: Chris Woakes, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Ben Duckett, Benny Howell, Adam Milne (O), Will Smeed, Tom Helm, Jamie Smith, Jacob Bethell

Birmingham native and Phoenix men’s captain Moeen Ali said: “We have retained the most players of any squad in the men’s competition this year and that continuity should really help us this campaign. I love playing in my home city and the atmosphere at Edgbaston is always amazing. Hopefully this is the year that we can channel that atmosphere and help the team progress further in the competition.”

England Women bowler and Birmingham local Issy Wong said: “We had a disappointing tournament last time out and we are determined to put that right. I am really looking forward to linking up with the likes of Ellyse Perry and Sophie Devine and seeing what I can learn off them. The Hundred is such a fun competition to play in, and it’s even more special for me as a local, so I’m really looking forward to it.”

A record 580,000 fans were in attendance across The Hundred last season, including over 300,000 in the women’s competition. The Hundred’s blend of high-quality sport and entertainment saw 41% of all tickets sold to families, 23% to juniors and 30% to women.  

From 13-27 March there will be an exclusive window open to buy tickets for fans who have previously attended The Hundred. There will be a priority window open from 9-23 April for all fans who sign up in advance at thehundred.com and those who have received an email from Edgbaston. Tickets in this window will be available at Early Bird prices.

The general sale period begins from 25 April.   

Tickets are once again great value, with prices set at £5 for juniors aged 3-15 (free for under 3s) and adults starting from £11.  Season tickets went on sale alongside the launch of The Hundred fixtures, and they have sold out across all eight venues. 

All games will again be live on Sky Sports and BBC broadcast and digital channels throughout the competition.  

To stay up to date with the latest news, buy tickets or to sign up for priority access, visit thehundred.com or follow The Hundred, and the eight teams, on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

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