Southern Brave is one of the most successful franchises in The Hundred ball cricket tournament. This team represents the famous counties of Hampshire and Sussex. The Men’s team won the inaugural 2021 season of the tournament while the Women’s team managed to finish as runner-up.
This distinctive format tournament took place during the 2021 English and Welsh cricket season. Both men and women teams of the Southern Brave cricket team play at the Rose Bowl, Hampshire.
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The current squad of Southern Brave
The eight teams of the tournament are ready to play their league matches this season. The Southern Brave team will be playing against the seven other teams.
James Vince, one of the most stylish batters and a Men’s Cricket World Cup winner, will be the captain of the Men’s team. Calm under pressure and a good leader on the field, he has played in the Big Bash League and the Pakistan Super League. He was the third-highest Men’s run scorer in the first season of The Hundred by hitting 229.
Anya Shrubsole, a 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup winner, will be the captain of the Women’s team. Best known as a bowler for moving the ball through the air, she is ultra-competitive. Her figures of 4-13 vs Trent Rockets in the last season of The Hundred helped guide her team to the final.
Ahead, we’ve mentioned details about the Southern Brave players participating in the tournament this season.
Southern Brave — Men’s Squad
|Name||Nationality||Date of Birth & Age||Batting Style||Bowling Style|
|Ross Whiteley||England||13 Sep 1988 (age 33)||Left-handed||Left-arm medium|
|James Vince||England||14 March 1991 (age 31)||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Paul Stirling||Ireland||3 September 1990 (age 32)||Right-handed||Right-arm off-break|
|Joe Weatherley||England||19 Jan 1997 (age 25)||Right-handed||Right-arm off-break|
|Tymal Mills||England||12 August 1992 (age 29)||Right-handed||Left-arm fast|
|Craig Overton||England||10 April 1994 (age 28)||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Chris Jordan||England||4 Oct 1988 (age 33)||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Sonny Baker||England||13 March 2003 (age 19)||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Michael Hogan||New Zealand||31 May 1981 (age 41)||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Beuran Hendricks||South Africa||8 June 1990 (age 32)||Left-handed||Left-arm fast-medium|
|Dan Moriarty||South Africa||12 Feb 1999 (age 23)||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Jake Lintott||England||22 April 1993 (Age 29)||Right-handed||Slow left-arm unorthodox|
|Rehan Ahmed||England||13 August 2004 (age 17)||Right-handed||Right-arm leg-break|
|Quinton de Kock||South Africa||17 Dec 1992 (age 29)||Left-handed||(Wicketkeeper)|
|Tim David||Singapore||16 March 1996 (age 26)||Right-handed||Right-arm off-break|
|George Garton||England||15 April 1997 (age 25)||Left-handed||Left-arm fast|
|Marcus Stoinis||New Zealand||16 Aug 1989 (age 32)||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Alex Davies||England||23 August 1994 (age 27)||Right-handed||(Wicketkeeper)|
|James Fuller||South Africa||24 January 1990 (age 33)||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
Southern Brave — Women’s Squad
|Name||Nationality||Date of Birth & Age||Batting Style||Bowling Style|
|Danni Wyatt||England||22 April 1991 (age 31)||Right-handed||Right-arm off-break|
|Georgia Adams||England||4 Oct 1993 (age 28)||Right-handed||Right-arm off-break|
|Sophia Dunkley||England||16 July 1998 (age 23)||Right-handed||Right-arm leg-break|
|Maia Bouchier||England||5 Dec 1998 (age 23)||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Smriti Mandhana||India||18 July 1996 (age 25)||Left-handed||Right-arm off-break|
|Ella McCaughan||England||26 Sep 2002 (age 19)||Right-handed||Right-arm leg-break|
|Carla Rudd||England||30 Dec 1993 (age 28)||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Tara Norris||USA||4 June 1998 (age 24)||Left-handed||Left-arm medium|
|Anya Shrubsole||England||7 Dec 1991 (age 31)||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Freya Kemp||England||21 April 2005 (age 17)||Left-handed||Left-arm medium|
|Lauren Bell||England||2 Jan 2001 (age 21)||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Amanda-Jade Wellington||New Zealand||29 May 1997 (age 25)||Right-handed||Right arm leg-break|
|Molly Strano||New Zealand||5 Oct 1992 (age 29)||Right-handed||Right arm off-break|
|Jo Gardner||England||25 March 1997 (age 25)||Right-handed||Right arm off-break|
|Paige Scholfield||England||19 Dec 1995 (age 26)||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Tahlia McGrath||New Zealand||10 Nov 1995 (age 26)||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
Southern Brave — Team Coaches
This season, former legendary New Zealand cricketer, Stephen Fleming, will be the Southern Brave coach of the men’s team.
He has since coached Melbourne Stars and Rising Pune Supergiant, along with being appointed as the head coach of Joburg Super Kings in the new SA20 league. In 2010, Fleming won the Indian Premier League (IPL) with Chennai Super Kings, along with the Champions League T20 in the same year, before winning the IPL again in 2018 and 2021.
Charlotte Marie Edwards, former captain of the England Women’s team, will be the head of the Southern Brave coaching staff for the Women’s side.
In 2016, Edwards was named captain of Southern Vipers in the inaugural Women’s Cricket Super League. The Vipers went on to win the competition, with Edwards batting four times in five appearances. She captained the side again in 2017, her final season playing in the competition, with the Vipers once again reaching the final but this time losing to Western Storm.
Southern Brave — Home Ground
Southern Brave represents the traditional counties of Hampshire and Sussex. So, when it comes to questioning where are Southern Brave based, the answer is this: They’re headquartered in Southampton. And Rose Bowl, also known as Ageas Bowl, is the Southern Brave’s home ground.
This venue was built back in 2001 and is owned by RB Sport and Leisure Holdings PLC. Rose Bowl has a seating capacity of 15,000 people. And it conducts all home matches of the Southern Brave team. Also, the seating capacity can be extended to 25,000 with temporary seatings during international matches.
Southern Brave — Results
According to the 2021 Southern Brave results, Southern Brave Men’s team won The Hundred title with 7 out of 10 winnings. The Southern Brave squad played 10 matches that ended with 7 wins, 2 losses, and 1 match without any results.
The final was played on August 21, 2021, at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London where the Southern Brave team gave a title-winning performance against Birmingham Phoenix. Southern Brave, while batting first, set a target of 169 which Phoenix failed to reach, and ended up at 136-5 only. Paul Stirling won Man of the Match in the finals.
The Women’s team faced Oval Invincibles in the final but could not win the match, Chasing a target of 122, the Southern Brave managed to score just 73 runs only. Oval Invincibles Women won the final by 48 runs.
In the 2022 season, Southern Brave Men lost the Double Header match against Northern Superchargers at Headingley, Leeds. Chasing a target of 136, the team managed to reach a score of 119/9 only and therefore, lost the match by 16 runs.
On the other hand, Southern Brave Women reached the finals in the second consecutive season. Tasked to restrict the Oval Invincibles Women below 101 runs in the 100-ball match at Lord’s, London, the team could not defend the total. Ultimately, Oval Invincibles Women won the final by 5 wickets.
Southern Brave — Records
During the 2021 season of The Hundred, the Southern Brave Men cricket team made a total of 1248 runs with 168 being their highest and 126 being the lowest. So, the tournament ended with an average of 124.8.
The Southern Brave squad had their lowest score against the Trent Rockets at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. And they took 48 wickets in all 10 of their matches. More, as per the Southern Brave results, they caught 37 catches, 3 run-outs, and 1 stump. James Vince was the highest run-scorer alongside Jake Lintott being the highest wicket-taker of the Southern Brave.
On the other hand, the Southern Brave Women’s cricket team made a total of 1049 runs with 166 being their highest and 73 being the lowest. So, the tournament ended with an average of 116.55.
The Southern Brave squad had their lowest score against the Oval Invincibles at Lord’s, London. And they took 52 wickets in all nine of their matches. Sophia Dunkley was the highest run-scorer alongside Amanda-Jade Wellington being the highest wicket-taker of the Southern Brave.
In the 2022 season, the Southern Brave Men’s cricket team made a total of 1020 runs with 142 being their highest and 119 being the lowest. So, the tournament ended with an average of 127.5.
The Southern Brave squad had their lowest score against the Northern Superchargers at Headingley, Leeds. And they took 45 wickets in all eight of their matches. Alex Davies was the highest run-scorer alongside James Fuller being the highest wicket-taker of the Southern Brave.
On the other hand, the Southern Brave Women’s cricket team made a total of 1024 runs with 159 being their highest and 101 being the lowest. So, the tournament ended with an average of 128.
The Southern Brave squad had their lowest score against the Oval Invincibles at Lord’s, London. And they took 55 wickets in all eight of their matches. Smriti Mandhana was the highest run-scorer alongside Amanda-Jade Wellington being the highest wicket-taker of the Southern Brave.