Dwayne Bravo and Jenny Gunn among star names heading to Northern Superchargers
Northern Superchargers men’s side have captured the signatures of two overseas stars in this year’s Draft, securing Pakistan’s bowler Wahab Riaz and West Indies’ all-rounder Dwayne Bravo.
A T20 World Champion, Bravo is one of the most successful cricketers in the history of short-form cricket.
A strong looking domestic line up will be further bolstered by the drafting of batter Adam Hose as the side looks to build on their first campaign.
The women’s side have also strengthened their squad with the signing of one of England’s most decorated players, Jenny Gunn. As a five-time Ashes winner, World Cup winner and the first ever player to reach 100 IT20 caps, Gunn brings a wealth of experience to the team and returns to play at her home venue.
Alongside Gunn, Lucy Higham has also been signed having played for Trent Rockets in 2021.
Jenny Gunn said, “Joining the Superchargers for The Hundred is really exciting and I can’t wait to get started with the team. After seeing the crowds last year, playing in front of them at Headingley is going to be amazing and I’ll be doing all I can to bring the team success in this year’s competition.”
Dwayne Bravo said, “I’m really looking forward to joining the Northern Superchargers this summer. Last year’s competition turned a lot of heads so Sir Champions is excited to play the format and see the music and crowds for myself. Bring it on.”
Bravo joins a wealth of talent at Northern Superchargers with Ben Stokes, Faf du Plessis and Adil Rashid all pulling on the purple shirts this summer.
Sanjay Patel, Managing Director of The Hundred said, “With a host of star players confirmed, The Hundred will have fans on the edge of their seats with world class sport, as well as bringing more family-friendly entertainment off the pitch. In the women’s competition we have the best players from across the world taking part including Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney and Sophie Devine and we are confident we will set a new benchmark for the women’s domestic game.
"On the men’s side, it’s great to see a mix of new overseas stars like Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell alongside returning stars such as Quinton de Kock and Sunil Narine. It is also brilliant that some of the best domestic white ball players including Tom Banton and Joe Clarke have been recognised and picked up early. Get your tickets for The Hundred now so you don’t miss out.”
The Hundred proved a big hit with families and?young people in particular relishing the mix of fast-paced cricket with music and family entertainment off the pitch which will only be bigger and better this year.
Headingley will come alive with new concourse activities offering even more fun for all the family and a diverse range of great music acts through the continuing partnership with BBC Music Introducing. Year two of The Hundred will also offer a new range of merchandise to get the family kitted out in full Northern Superchargers colours.
Northern Superchargers’ programme of games at Headingley starts on Tuesday 9 August when the men’s team host Trent Rockets. The three double header days with men’s and women’s fixtures are set for Sunday 14 August against London Spirit, Sunday 21 August versus local rivals Manchester Originals and Wednesday 31 August against Southern Brave.