Southern Brave franchise on Wednesday, announced the signing of the overseas players, Quinton De Kock & Devon Conway for the inaugural edition of the Hundred tournament.
Shedding some light on De Kock’s career accomplishments, the South African batsmen have been featured in more than 2000 international matches. He has 9,000 runs scored for his country & is truly a legendary player. Previously, de Kock has worked with Mahela Jayawardene in the IPL.
“The Ageas Bowl stadium is a fantastic ground to play at. I can’t wait to get going with Southern Brave this summer. I am also really excited to be working with Mahela again. Hopefully, we can have plenty of fans to support us & we can give them something to cheer about”, De Kock said in an Official Release.
The rising star batsmen of England, Devon Conway who made his debut for New Zealand in 2020 has already taken International cricket by storm. The pair of Devon Conway & de Kock is signed as replacements for Australian cricketers David Warner & Marcus Stoinis.
“I am really excited to have joined Southern Brave. I have really enjoyed my time playing in the UK so far, & I am looking forward to getting stuck in with the team & taking part in the first season of the Hundred”, said Conway.
Earlier on Monday, former New Zealand all-rounder James Franklin has been appointed as Assistant Coach of the Birmingham Phoenix men’s team in the Hundred tournament.
According to the hundred official statement, Andrew McDonald will not travel to England in context to the travel issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Former New Zealand Captain, Daniel Vettori will take the role of Men’s team Interim Head Coach, while McDonald will support the team as a consultant before returning back to his role of Birmingham men’s team Head Coach in 2022.
The Hundred is an ECB tournament, which will feature eight teams facing each other. The first match in the Hundred tournament will be played between the women’s teams of Oval Invincibles & Manchester Original starting on July 21. The Hundred is a 100 ball tournament that will see some renowned players of both men’s & women’s teams playing in the tournament later this year in England.
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