England legend Lydia Greenway and Australia’s experienced Tom Moody were designated as the Oval-based The Hundred team’s head coaches. The fresh contest of the ECB starts with eight men and women squads next summer. 34 years old Lydia Greenway, has played 14 test matches and 126 one-day internationals, winning five Ashes for the England side. And Greenway is looking forward to work with some of the greatest player in the world.
Lydia Greenway won the World Cup with England and is a five-time Ashes winner who now coaches Kent Women.
“Coaching is something that I’m hugely passionate about,” Greenway said.
“When you’re working with players who want to get better and improve all of the time, that’s special,” she added.
“I feel extremely privileged to have this chance. It’s an opportunity to work with the best players in the country and the best players from around the world, which is really exciting.
“Anything that is new and is innovative has an automatic appeal. From a coaching perspective, it presents new challenges to test yourself against a world-class environment.
“To be a part of the early stages of a tournament where you have the opportunity to set the tone around what the 100-ball format will look like is a unique opportunity.
“Drawing on the knowledge of the local coaches will be critical. That opportunity works the other way where, as head coaches, we can pass on our knowledge from other tournaments, which will hopefully be beneficial for all of the assistant coaches.”
Moody’s assignment confirmation implies that all eight men’s coaches have been appointed now. Five Australians and one coach from each of Sri Laka (Mahela Jayawardene), New Zealand (Stephen Fleming) and South Africa (Gary Kirsten) and not a single British. Australian Ben Sawyer will train the Edgabston-based women’s team. The coach of Old Trafford’s women’s squad is yet to be named.
“Lydia is another up-and-coming English coach, while Tom completes the massively exciting men’s head coach list.”
The Hundred players’ draft takes place next month.
The Hundred coaches so far.
Birmingham: Andrew McDonald (Australia, men’s); Ben Sawyer (Australia, women’s)
Cardiff: Gary Kirsten (South Africa, men’s); Matthew Mott (Australia, women’s)
Leeds: Darren Lehmann (Australia, men’s); Danielle Hazell (England, women’s)
London (Lord’s): Shane Warne (Australia, men’s); Lisa Keightley (Australia, women’s)
London (The Oval): Tom Moody (Australia); Lydia Greenway (England, women’s)
Manchester: Simon Katich (Australia, men’s); women’s TBA
Nottingham: Stephen Fleming (New Zealand, men’s); Salliann Briggs (England, women’s)
Southampton: Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka, men’s); Charlotte Edwards (England, women’s)
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