The Hundred competition is one of the most watched cricket tournaments in the world. One of the reasons that fans like it is that it gives them more thrills in less time. This tournament has eight different teams representing different English county clubs. One such team is Southern Brave, which is based in the city of Southampton.
The franchise represents two of the oldest county teams, like Hampshire and Sussex. The Brave announced James Vince as their skipper of the men’s team in 2019. While Anya Shrubsole is leading the women’s team in the tournament. Speaking of the head coach.
Former Sri Lankan skipper and Mumbai Indians head coach, Mahela Jayawardene is the head coach of the men’s side. Former Kiwi speedster Shane Bond and former opener Jimmy Adams are the assistant coaches. On the other hand, former English women’s skipper Charlotte Edwards is the head coach of the women’s te am. The home ground for both teams is Rose Bowl, Hampshire.
Southern Brave: Complete Squad
The Southern Brave is the best franchise in terms of its performance in the inaugural edition of the Hundred. The men’s team won the inaugural season of the tournament in 2021. While the women’s team was a bit unfortunate and lost the finals and ended as the runners-up.
The defending champions didn’t go with a big strategy in the draft as they already had a settled side in the competition. However, they did have some surprise picks in the draft in 2022. The franchise picked the U19 star, Rehan Ahmed. They also picked up Joe Weatherley to strengthen the middle order. Dan Moriarty was another pick for them, who can give them the option of spin-bowling.
Squad: Quinton de Kock, Rehan Ahmed, Jofra Archer, Joe Weatherley, Chris Jordan, Dan Moriarty, Tim David, Alex Davies, George Garton, Jake Lintott, Marcus Stoinis, Craig Overton, James Vince, Ross Whiteley, Tymal Mills.
Southern Brave: Top Performers from the Last Season
The reason that Southern Brave won the inaugural title was the performance of the players. There were three Southern players among the top nine run-scorers. James Vince ended up as the third highest scorer in the tournament. He scored 229 runs at a strike rate of 148.02.
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Bowling performances from the Last Season
Jake Lintott was the pick of the bowlers from the Southern Brave. He picked up 11 wickets and ended the season as the second highest wicket-taker.
|Trent Rockets Squad||Oval Invincibles Squad|
|Northern Superchargers Squad||Manchester Originals Squad|
|London Spirit Squad||Welsh Fire Squad|
|Birmingham Phoenix Squad||Southern Brave Squad|