Kieron Pollard And Smriti Mandhana Drafted By Southern Brave

Southern Brave's men's and women's teams sign nine players on busy night at The Shard

Kieron Pollard, Smriti Mandhana, and Laurie Evans were the big players of the night to join Southern Brave at The Hundred Draft, powered by Sage.

In the women’s competition, Smriti Mandhana was chosen with the Brave’s first pick - joining Danni Wyatt and Lauren Bell on the south coast – while Kieron Pollard and Laurie Evans link up with Stephen Fleming’s men’s team.

Naomi Dattani, Lauren Cheatle, Kalea Moore, Tilly Courteen-Coleman, Akeal Hosein, and Danni Briggs have also signed for Southern Brave.

Elsewhere in The Hundred Draft, Andre Russell and Meg Lanning went to London Spirit, and Beth Mooney to Manchester Originals.

England players Dawid Malan, Amy Jones, Tom Banton, Lauren Filer and Ollie Pope were also on the move, as well as international superstars Ashleigh Gardner, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Chamari Athapaththu, and Nicholas Pooran.

It’s amazing to have Smriti back and we’re really happy with our picks in today’s draft. We’ve had an amazing three years so far in The Hundred and winning the competition last year was really special. We can’t wait to play again in front of our fans and try to defend the trophy this summer.

Southern Brave Women's Head Coach, Charlotte Edwards

The opening game of The Hundred’s fourth year, sees Birmingham Phoenix travel to The Kia Oval on Tuesday 23 July to face Oval Invincibles – the first of 68 games that promise world class men’s and women’s sporting action, live music, and a host of family-friendly entertainment.

Southern Brave’s picks in The Hundred Draft

Women’s:  Smriti Mandhana, Naomi Dattani, Lauren Cheatle, Kalea Moore, Tilly Courteen-Coleman

Men’s:  Kieron Pollard, Laurie Evans, Akeal Hosein, Danny Briggs


A record 580,000 fans were in attendance across The Hundred last season, including over 300,000 in the women’s competition. The Hundred’s blend of high-quality sport and entertainment saw 41% of all tickets sold to families, 23% to juniors and 30% to women.

There is currently an exclusive window open to buy tickets for fans who have previously attended The Hundred, until March 27.

There will be a priority window open from 9-23 April for all fans who sign up in advance at thehundred.com. The general sale period begins from 25 April.

Tickets are once again great value, with prices set at £5 for juniors aged 3-15 (free for under 3s) and adults starting from £11.

All games will again be live on Sky Sports and BBC broadcast and digital channels throughout the competition.

To stay up to date with the latest news, buy tickets or to sign up for priority access, visit thehundred.com or follow The Hundred, and the eight teams, on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

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