A World Cup winner and an England star in the making. Trent Rockets have named their men's and women's captains.
Trent Rockets have named their captains for The Hundred. Nat Sciver will take charge of the women's team. Lewis Gregory has been appointed to lead the men's team.
Sciver is one of the most stylish all-rounders in the game. Third in the ICC T20 all-rounder rankings. England's star in the recent Women's T20 World Cup, scoring over 200 runs in the tournament with three half-centuries.
She's a hard-hitting batter. An inventive medium pace bowler. Sciver has plenty of captaincy experience having led Surrey Stars in the Kia Super League, winning the competition in 2018. She will captain her fiancée, Katherine Brunt, plus England stars Mady Villiers and Sarah Glenn. Australia's Elyse Villani and Sophie Molineux are also part of the squad.
Sciver said: "It’s a huge honour to be asked to captain Trent Rockets for this summer’s competition. It promises to be a great spectacle of sport and I’m excited by the squad we’re putting together.
"It’ll be fun to play alongside Katherine for a few weeks on the field and her international experience will be great for some of the younger players in our team. We’ve also got two of England’s most exciting young spinners in the squad in Mady and Sarah, while Sophie and Elyse offer more high-quality short format experience."
Salliann Briggs, women's head coach at Trent Rockets, added: "I’ve known Nat for a long time since her early years in the sport, so I can’t wait to work with her again now she’s one of the world’s best players.
"She has impressed as a captain in domestic competitions before and I have full confidence she’ll get the best out of the squad in The Hundred. Her international experience in one of the world’s best short-format teams will undoubtedly help our chances of success this year."
Gregory brings a strong reputation to The Hundred. He has captained Somerset for the last two seasons in the Vitality Blast, establishing himself as a big-hitter at the end of an innings.
He made his England debut on tour to New Zealand at the end of 2019. The all-rounder has since led England Lions on their unbeaten tour to Australia.
Gregory said: "I can’t wait to lead this team out at Trent Bridge this summer. We’ve got so many iconic local players that the support from the crowd should be incredible.
"There’s great balance in our squad, with batsmen who can hit the ball out the ground, seamers who can knock over stumps and spinners who can tie opposition up in knots.
"With Stephen Fleming at the helm and the firepower in the dressing room, I think we’ve got a great chance of challenging for the title in the first year."
Stephen Fleming, men's head coach, said: "Lewis has all the attributes required to skipper our side this year and I’m confident he’ll get the best out of our talented squad.
"He’s got a good temperament on the field and works well with his players to achieve results. He’s also one of the best white-ball all-rounders in the country, who will add a huge amount to the team."
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