Melbourne stars, on Tuesday, proclaimed that Trent Woodhill had become their new Women’s Big Bash Leagues’ head coach. Apart from coaching, he would be working as the manager for both men’s and women’s teams. Woodhill has also worked in the Indian Premier League(IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils.
Earlier, former Australia opener Leah Poulton was named to take the role, but she quit the role ahead of the official announcement. And it turned out to be a great opportunity for Trent Woodhill.
Trent Woodhill promises to take Melbourne Stars to WBBL title win:
In the recent interaction, the newly appointed coach Woodhill assured that the team would bounce back with much strength in the upcoming season. He even said that he would take the team to their maiden finals and title win. However, he acknowledged that the stars need to improve in several areas.
“It’s a great opportunity and one I’m looking forward to getting stuck in to,” Woodhill said.
“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 maintained.
Trent Woodhill was also the batting coach of Australia’s star batswoman Alyssa Healy. He was also the high-performance consultant to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in the creation of the Hundred.
Meanwhile, the fate of the WBBL 2020 is uncertain because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cricket Australia is exploring options, but nothing has been assured for organising the T20 League in the summer.