Two Australian stars. Plus six more thrilling cricketers ready to make their name.
Birmingham Phoenix have announced eight more players for The Hundred in 2021. Australian stars Adam Zampa and Ashleigh Gardner lead the group.
They join six locally-based players from Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Batter Adam Hose, and bowlers Henry Brookes and Pat Brown have signed for the Men’s team. And batters Ria Fackrell, Eve Jones and Marie Kelly will be part of the Women’s side.
Zampa is a magician with the ball and one of the world’s highest-ranked bowlers. While Gardner is a powerful all-rounder who dominates with bat and ball. She won the Women’s T20 World Cup in 2020.
“I’m over the moon to know that I’m staying with Birmingham Phoenix and to help this new team mount a serious challenge in this first year of The Hundred.
“Birmingham is a fantastic city and I’m really looking forward to calling Edgbaston home. Hopefully we can welcome crowds and our new fans to the ground because, having played against England at Edgbaston, I know that the atmosphere there is awesome.”
“We’ve got the makings of an excellent Birmingham Phoenix squad and I can’t wait to get going in next year’s competition and to continue working with head coach Ben Sawyer, who I know so well from Sydney Sixers and the Australia women’s team.
“Speaking to players around the world, there’s so much excitement around The Hundred and it’s fantastic to see so many of the best players coming for this first competition. I believe that we’ve got a great chance of going all of the way and bringing the trophy back to Birmingham.”
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