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Yet another legendary cricketer set to be associated with the upcoming competition named ‘The Hundred’. The flamboyant former skipper of New Zealand, who also got great stats in his coaching career, Stephen Fleming set to coach Nottingham-based side in the tournament.
Fleming, the former New Zealand captain, is the most successful coach in the history of the Indian Premier League, winning three titles with Chennai Super Kings. He was also Nottinghamshire captain for three seasons in the mid-2000s, winning the County Championship title in 2005.
The women’s team will be coached by ex-Yorkshire player Salliann Briggs. The 35-year-old coaches Women’s Big Bash League side Hobart Hurricanes and was also been in charge of Loughborough Lightning from 2016 to 2018.
I am looking forward to it- Stephen Fleming
Speaking of the same, Stephen Fleming expressed his delight to be back with Nottingham. Fleming revealed that he has got fond memories with the club and also quoted that it was a special segment in his cricketing career.
“I am looking forward to returning to Nottingham,” Fleming said. “It was a special part of my career and it allowed me to fall back in love with the game. My memories with Nottingham and Trent Bridge are outstanding.”
Local coaches take a massive part:
Further, Stephen Fleming stated that he is pretty excited to work with the local coaches and wants to bring the best players to the club. He believes that local coaches will make a massive impact on the competition, as they will be aware of the players closely.
“I’m really looking forward to working with some of the talented local coaches. You really have to be on your game from the first pick in The Draft and make sure you get players that represent what you stand for and how you want to play. Having local coaches is a massive part of that – working with our three counties – to tap into their knowledge of the players.”