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Middlesex’s Tom Helm has been retained by Birmingham Phoenix on Deadline Day for the third edition of The Hundred

Helm has featured for the Edgbaston outfit in the first two editions and was last summer’s joint-leading wicket-taker with 14 wickets in eight matches with best figures of 4/17.

Only four players have taken more wickets than the 28-year-old seamer since the competition began in 2021.

Following his stellar performances last summer, Helm was rewarded with a call-up to England’s T20 squad for the tour of Pakistan earlier in the winter. He also won the Abu Dhabi T10 competition with Deccan Gladiators and was part of the Gulf Giants squad, who were champions in the inaugural ILT20.

Each franchise was able to retain a maximum of 10 players ahead of The Hundred Draft powered by Sage, which will be televised on Sky Sports on Thursday 23rd March.

The 2023 edition of The Hundred begins on Tuesday 1st August, with Birmingham Phoenix’s first game two days later as they travel to Headingley to take on Northern Superchargers.

Helm’s teammate and one of the 10 Birmingham Phoenix players retained, Moeen Ali, said:

“We’re really excited about having retained 10 players ahead of the third year of the competition. We’ve seen across short-form competitions around the world that keeping a core squad together can make a real difference, and hopefully it’ll help us win The Hundred this year. We’ve got a lot of talented players and it’s a great group, so we can’t wait to get out in front of the Edgbaston crowd again.”

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