Melbourne, June 2 (IANS) Australian franchise Melbourne Stars have announced the appointment of Trent Woodhill as their new Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) coach.
Woodhill is the club list manager and also a former Big Bash League (BBL) assistant coach.
“It’s a great opportunity and one I’m looking forward to getting stuck in to,” Woodhill was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“I’ve been involved with the Stars for many years now and know the environment and the ethos well.
“We’re backing ourselves to bounce back from some of the results in recent WBBL seasons.
“The competition is only getting stronger and we need to be stronger too.
“I’d certainly like to see a maiden finals appearance this season and win the title but there is plenty of work to do first.”
Woodhill replaced David Hemp in heading up the women’s team but will retain his list manager role across both the WBBL and BBL squads, the report said.
Meanwhile, Australia women’s cricket team all-rounder Annabel Sutherland earlier recalled the moment when she got a chance to bowl at cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar during the Bushfire charity match earlier this year.
Yesteryear superstars turned back the clock in stunning style in Melbourne as Ricky Ponting XI got the better of Adam Gilchrist XI by one solitary run.
During the mid-innings break, Tendulkar came out to bat against Ellyse Perry and Sutherland. He hit a boundary off the first ball from Perry, who bowled four deliveries, before handing it to Sutherland.
“I was fielding at mid-off and I guess Perry had bowled three-four deliveries and then she threw the ball towards me which was very kind of her,” Sutherland told cricket.com.au in a video uploaded on their YouTube channel.