Ellyse Perry Returns as Birmingham Phoenix Captain for Women’s Hundred 2024 Triumph

Ellyse Perry, the acclaimed Australian allrounder, is set to captain Birmingham Phoenix in the Women’s Hundred this season, marking her return after a hiatus due to injury last year.

Perry, who was originally slated to lead the team in the previous season, suffered a setback when she injured her left knee during an ODI series against Ireland, causing her to miss out on the 2023 tournament.

Ellyse Perry Returns as Birmingham Phoenix Captain for Women’s Hundred 2024 Triumph

Despite her absence, Phoenix struggled under the leadership of Eve Jones, failing to secure a single victory and finishing at the bottom of the table with seven losses out of eight matches. However, with Perry’s return to the helm and alongside fellow overseas star Sophie Devine, who was also retained by Phoenix, the team aims to bounce back stronger in the upcoming season.

Perry’s comeback not only bolsters Birmingham Phoenix but also adds to the allure of the Women’s Hundred. With an illustrious international career spanning 18 years and 314 caps for her country, Perry brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the team. Her recent stellar performance in the WPL, where she emerged as the leading run-scorer and contributed with crucial wickets for Royal Challengers Bengaluru, further highlights her form and capability.

Expressing her excitement about leading Birmingham Phoenix, Perry stated, “I’m incredibly honoured to be named Birmingham Phoenix captain. It is a wonderful club which means a lot to me. It was really disappointing to miss out on joining the group last season so I’m really excited to be back this year.”

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In addition to Perry’s return, defending women’s champions Southern Brave have announced Georgia Adams as their new captain following Anya Shrubsole’s retirement. Adams, who played a pivotal role in Brave’s success in the previous editions, is set to lead the team’s title defense with enthusiasm and determination.

“It’s a privilege to be taking over from Anya who was an amazing captain and someone the whole team looked up to,” remarked Adams. “I’m super excited to get going and really looking forward to leading a fantastic group of players and trying to defend the trophy.”

Meanwhile, James Vince will continue to lead Southern Brave in the Men’s Hundred, aiming to replicate the success he achieved in the inaugural 2021 season.

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