Birmingham Phoenix have today confirmed the men’s and women’s stars they have re-signed to return to Edgbaston this summer for the third year of The Hundred.
Fans at Edgbaston will be seeing some familiar faces with 10 of the men’s players who took Phoenix close to the Eliminator last year retained, including captain Moeen Ali, England star Chris Woakes and Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan.
Birmingham native Amy Jones is back for the women’s team, who have also retained Australian superstar Ellyse Perry, Issy Wong and Em Arlott.
Rashid Khan, Jos Buttler, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Smriti Mandhana and Glenn Maxwell are among the list of players who have been retained by other teams in The Hundred.
Across both competitions, 114 players have been retained in total, meaning 134 spots remain to be filled at The Hundred Draft powered by Sage, and across the open market process in the women’s competition.
The women’s competition will be hosting a draft for the first time, with Tammy Beaumont’s Welsh Fire the first side to pick with the likes of Sophia Dunkley, Danni Wyatt and Kate Cross, as well as a host of international players, up for grabs. The final list for The Hundred Draft powered by Sage is due to be confirmed on February 28.
More than half a million people attended games during The Hundred’s second year in 2022, including a record-breaking 271,000 watching live women’s fixtures across the competition and more families buying tickets than in 2021.
Members will have first access to tickets with an exclusive 24 hour window on Tuesday 14 March. There will then be a window from 15-28 March for anyone who has previously bought tickets for The Hundred.
Those yet to attend can sign up in advance at thehundred.com for priority ticket access from 5–18 April. Tickets will then go on general sale on Thursday 20 April. Tickets this year remain great value in line with 2022 pricing, with prices set at £5 for juniors aged 6-15, free for children five and under, and adults starting from £10.
Ali said: “We’re really excited about having retained 10 players ahead of the third year of the competition. We’ve seen across short-form competitions around the world that keeping a core squad together can make a real difference, and hopefully it’ll help us win The Hundred this year.
“We’ve got a lot of talented players and it’s a great group, so we can’t wait to get out in front of the Edgbaston crowd again.”
Wong said: “August can’t come soon enough! It’s always a great moment to play at Edgbaston in front of your home fans and I’m delighted to have been retained for the third year of The Hundred. We’ve retained some great players and I know we’ll add to that at The Draft and beyond and be in a great position to compete in 2023.”
Over 14.1 million people tuned in to watch The Hundred action in 2022 and games will again be broadcast 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.
Tickets going fast for for The Hundred
The Hundred is an unforgettable experience, bringing world-class sporting action and excitement this summer. Tickets are selling fast for all four games at Edgbaston.
Tickets this year remain great value, with prices set at £5 for juniors aged 6-15, free for children five and under, and adults starting from £18.