Birmingham Phoenix Squad 2023, Captain, Coach, Players List

Birmingham Phoenix is one of the well-known and competitive teams in The Hundred cricket tournament and is ready to take part in the 100 ball competition this year in 2023. The team stands for the Birmingham city of England and was founded in 2019 by the ECB (the cricket governing body of England). It is one of the strongest teams who ended up as runners-up in the 2021 version of The Hundred and stood at 4th position in 2022 points table. The renowned Edgbaston stadium, the home ground of Birmingham Phoenix, stands ready to accommodate a massive audience of 25,000 in the competition. 

Birmingham Phoenix Squad in The Hundred 2023

Birmingham Phoenix will take the entry into The Hundred and compete under the leadership of England's all-rounder, Moeen Ali, on the other hand, Daniel Vettori, who is a leg spinner cum captain of the Kiwis Squad, will take the responsibility of a head coach. Initially, Andrew McDonald was appointed as a coach but because of some issues related to his health, Daniel Vittori handled the responsibility.

Will Smeed who made the most runs for the Phoenix in the last season will keep going with Birmingham in 2023. Tom Helm, who was the leading wicket-taker in 2022 will also continue his journey in 2023. Chris Benjamin from South Africa and Jamie Smith have been chosen as the wicketkeepers.

Overseas Players of Birmingham Phoenix 2023

Adam Milne from New Zealand, Kane Richardson from Australia, and Shadab Khan from Pakistan have been chosen as the overseas players. Milne and Richardson will add more depth to the bowling department of the Phoenix whereas Shadab Khan along with Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone will play the role of an all-rounder. In the 2022 season of The Hundred, Birmingham Phoenix included 6 overseas players but in 2023 they will enter the tournament with 3 overseas players. Birmingham Phoenix

  1. Chris Woakes
  2. Liam Livingstone
  3. Moeen Ali (Captain)
  4. Ben Duckett
  5. Jamie Smith
  6. Miles Hammond
  7. Shadab Khan
  8. Adam Milne
  9. Benny Howell
  10. Tom Helm
  11. Will Smeed
  12. Kane Richardson
  13. Chris Benjamin
  14. Dan Mousley

 Checkout complete The Hundred Cricket 2023 fixtures

Birmingham Phoenix Match Schedule

In 2023, the team will play a total number of 8 matches in the 100 ball cricket tournament and their first match will be contested at Headingley Stadium on 3rd August against Northern Superchargers. The last league stage game of Birmingham Phoenix will be held on 24th August at Edgbaston Cricket Ground against London Spirit. In the 2022 season, their performance was average and they finished in the 4th spot by winning 5 matches out of 8. The team will try to see themselves again in the top 3 positions as they did in the previous session. Check out all Birmingham Phoenix Fixtures.

Birmingham Phoenix Squad in The Hundred 2022

According to The Hundred's official website, the club included 2 overseas players and they are named Adam Milne from New Zealand and Chris Benjamin from South Africa. The team looked well balanced with Milne and Woakes who can beat the batsmen with their pace. On the other hand, the team also got all-rounders like Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone who are not only aggressive batsmen but also wicket-taking bowlers. The retained players by the franchise are mentioned below:

  1. Chris Woakes
  2. Matthew Wade
  3. Imran Tahir
  4. Kane Richardson
  5. Adam Milne
  6. Graeme van Buuren
  7. Moeen Ali
  8. Chris Cooke
  9. Benny Howell
  10. Daniel Bell-Drummond
  11. Liam Livingstone
  12. Miles Hammond
  13. Dom Sibley
  14. Tom Abell
  15. Pat Brown
  16. Tom Helm
  17. Henry Brookes
  18. Finn Allen
  19. Will Smeed
  20. Dillon Pennington
  21. David Bedingham
  22. Christopher Benjamin
  23. Dan Mousley

Birmingham Phoenix Home Ground

Birmingham Phoenix fans can enjoy the home matches of Birmingham at their home ground Edgbaston stadium. Birmingham will play 4 home games at their home ground in the 2023 version of The Hundred. It is a beautiful and eco-friendly stadium that was constructed in 1882 and it has a capacity of almost 25,000 people to take in.

Birmingham Phoenix Record in The Hundred

Birmingham Phoenix reached the final in The Hundred 2021 season where they were defeated by Southern Brave by 32 runs and ended as runners-up. So, it would be interesting to watch how well they perform in 2023 to ensure their spot in the top 3.

In 2021, The Phoenix team played a total number of 9 matches out of which they won 6 matches and lost 3. They were the second most successful team in The Hundred 2021 season and placed at the number 2 position.

The highest score made by the Phoenix was 184 runs and overall, they built a total of 1338 runs in all 9 matches at an average of 148.7. The team took 57 wickets throughout the entire competition with an average of 22. In terms of fielding, the Phoenix squad caught 40 catches with 1 stumping and 2 runouts.

Liam Livingstone was the highest run maker with 348 runs whereas Adam Milne was the leading wicket-taker with 12 wickets.

Check Birmingham Phoenix Records

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