Charlotte Edwards named new Sydney Sixers’ WBBL coach

Former England captain Charlotte Edwards has been named Sydney Sixers’ new WBBL head coach because the membership appears to show round three seasons of poor outcomes.

Edwards, who can be coach of Southern Vipers in county cricket and has been an Adelaide Strikers assistant coach for 5 seasons, replaces Ben Sawyer who has been accountable for Sixers’ for the reason that begin of the WBBL and is now full-time with the Australia ladies’s workforce.

Sixers have missed the finals for the final three seasons – together with ending final for the primary time in 2021-22 – having beforehand been back-to-back champions and twice runners up.

“I am extraordinarily excited to be provided the position with the Sixers who’re one of the crucial profitable ladies’s home groups on the earth,” Edwards mentioned. “The imaginative and prescient for the Sixers is to convey again trophies for the membership.

“Extra importantly is the best way we try this, and I feel the best way we do that’s to play a very thrilling and entertaining fashion of cricket that hopefully the followers are pleased with and need to come and watch. Which means quite a bit to me and the group.”

New South Wales’ head of feminine cricket, Leah Poulton, paid tribute to Sawyer whereas welcoming the brand new period for the Sixers.

“Ben has been an exquisite chief over a few years on the Sixers and he is carried out a implausible job growing a era of gamers,” Poulton mentioned. “We’re proud not simply of Ben’s achievements but in addition of the best way wherein he labored so onerous to construct a tradition inside the workforce and a reference to our members and followers.

“Charlotte brings together with her intensive management expertise and a popularity for bringing out the very best in these round her. She has already demonstrated a transparent imaginative and prescient for the workforce, it is an thrilling model of cricket which I am certain will enchantment to our followers.”

Edwards will stay head coach of Vipers and resume her position with them after the WBBL season is full. The match runs throughout October and November.

Sixers have seven of their WBBL checklist contracted together with Australia stars Alyssa Healy and Ashleigh Gardner with Ellyse Perry anticipated to re-sign. The contracting embargo for the league has lately been lifted so offers can now be accomplished.

Final season’s abroad gamers had been India duo Shafali Verma and Radha Yadav. Verma struggled as she was shuffled across the order and averaged simply 17.36. Left-arm spinner Yadav collected 9 wickets with an financial system price of 6.81.

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