Representing the historic counties of Worcestershire and Warwickshire in the new cricket league by the English and Welsh Cricket naming The Hundred for 2020 season. The most exciting part of this unique 100 ball cricket league is that there are two sides to both men and women. The women side of the Birmingham Phoenix will play at New Road, Worcester, and men will play at Edgbaston.
The new cricket league with eight-teams of both men and women has been criticized by the cricket world. The Indian star Virat Kohli criticized the England and Wales Cricket Board for taking the cricket away from test format. Many others also stated that the league should have followed the popular and established Twenty20 format. However, the ECB decided the start this unique format to draw crowds.
The Birmingham Phoenix announced in July 2019 that former Andrew McDonald will be the first coach of the team. He will be assisted by Alex Gidman, Daniel Vettori, and Jim Troughton. While Ben Sawyer was selected as the first coach of the Women’s Birmingham Phoenix team in September 2019.
The first draft of the Hundred was held in October 2019. The franchise claimed Chris Woakes as their prime draftee for the men team. Amy Jones was selected for the women’s squad. For the men’s side, other players are Moeen Ali and Pat Brown. The women squad will be assisted by Kirstie Gordon.
Birmingham Phoenix Ground
The Birmingham Phoenix men’s team will play at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground. The women’s team will play at their home at Worcestershire Country Cricket Club, New Road, Worcester.
Birmingham Phoenix Men’s Team
Here is a complete men’s squad of Birmingham Phoenix for 2020.
- Kane Williamson
- Ravi Bopara
- Liam Livingstone
- Cameron Delport
- Benny Howell
- Adam Hose
- Riki Wessels
- Chris Cooke
- Adam Zampa
- Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Henry Brookes
- Tom Helm
- Pat Brown
- Chris Woakes
Birmingham Phoenix Women’s Team
Take a look at the Birmingham Phoenix women squad for 2020.
- Kirstie Gordon
- Sophie Devine
- Amy Jones
- Georgia Elwiss
- Ria Fackrell
- Marie Kelly
- Isabelle Wong
- Ashleigh Gardner
- Kirstie Gordon
Birmingham Phoenix Fixtures
|18 July 2020||Birmingham Phoenix vs. London Spirit(Men)||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|19 July 2020||Birmingham Phoenix vs. Trent Rockets(Men)||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|22 July 2020||Birmingham Phoenix vs. Manchester Originals(woman)||Blackcfinch New Road, Worcester|
|24 July 2020||Birmingham Phoenix vs. Southern Brave||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|24 July 2020||Birmingham Phoenix vs. Southern Brave(Men)||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|26 July 2020||Birmingham Phoenix vs. Northern Superchargers (Men)||Emerald Headingley, Leeds|
|28 July 2020||Birmingham Phoenix vs. Welsh Fire (Women)||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|28 July 2020||Birmingham Phoenix vs. Welsh Fire (Men)||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|30 July 2020||Birmingham Phoenix vs. Trent Rockets (Women)||The Fischer Country Ground, Leicester|
|02 August 2020||Birmingham Phoenix vs. Oval Invincibles (Women)||The Country Ground, Beckenham|
|03 August 2020||Birmingham Phoenix vs. Manchester Originals (Men)||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|08 August 2020||Birmingham Phoenix vs. Trent Rockets (Men)||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|09 August 2020||Birmingham Phoenix vs. London Spirit (Women)||BlackFinch New Road, Worcester|
|11 August 2020||Birmingham Phoenix vs. Northern Superchargers(Men)||York Cricket Club, York|
|11 August 2020||Birmingham Phoenix vs. Oval Invincibles (Women)||The Kia Oval, London|