London Spirit have announced who will coach the women's team and also their men's and women's captains.
London Spirit have announced Trevor Griffin as the Head Coach of the women’s team. His first job in the new role has been to name Heather Knight as the captain of his women’s squad. Eoin Morgan has also been confirmed as captain of the men’s team by Head Coach Shane Warne.
The England men’s white-ball captain joined London Spirit on the back of an outstanding summer, having led his side to their first ever ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup win. Morgan was picked as a Local Icon player by Shane Warne and joins fellow England stars Rory Burns, Mark Wood and Joe Denly at Lord's.
“As a player and a captain I am always looking for ways to improve and it’s clear from speaking to Shane - who has an amazing cricket brain, about everything from tactics in this new competition to how to get the best from our squad - that this is an exciting opportunity to take cricket forward.”
Warne added: “I am over the moon to have Eoin as our captain. He has had a truly unforgettable year and we all know that he is an outstanding leader. I believe he can give our team the edge in The Hundred.”
Knight famously led England to their fourth Women’s World Cup triumph at Lord’s in 2017 in a nail-biting final against India. She is also one of England’s most successful batters and has considerable short format experience, captaining Western Storm to two titles in the Kia Super League where she was coached by Griffin.
"I’m really looking forward to captaining the London Spirit women’s team in The Hundred next year. With the new format there’s going to be the chance to have a real tactical input as a captain and I’m excited to work that out and also bring together a new team in a new competition."
Griffin added: “It’s an honour to be appointed as Head Coach of the women’s London Spirit team and I am thrilled to announce Heather as our captain. She is a brilliant cricketer and a natural leader with significant experience in captaining sides."
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