England women’s coach candidate: Who can take over Lisa Keightley and lead a young England team? | News about cricket
Lisa Keightley will step down after the final ODI against India at Lord; she was appointed to the role in 2019, becoming the first woman to take on the role; Watch the series’ final ODI live on Sky Sports Cricket & Main Event from 10am on Saturday
By Amar Mehta
Last Updated: 09/22/22 7:52 pm
After two years as head coach of the England women’s team. Lisa Keightley will step down after Saturday’s ODI match against India.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced in August that she won’t renew her contract and the ODI series against India will be her last.
Keightley led England to the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2020 as well as the final of the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup.
Although her contract ends in December, she said after the second ODI that she would leave soon to give enough time for the next coach to make their mark before the 2023 World Cup.
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Former England captain Charlotte Edwards is one of the favorites to replace Keightley, but she drifted away from her role in Britain’s T20 series win over India on September 15.
That means there is no clear candidate for the role, with several coaches being invited to take on the role.
A member of the England coaching staff, the former West Indies international has been with the England women’s team since joining in 2018.
He is currently the performance coach for the spin and took over his first head coach role in August, in charge of the Welsh Fire team, working closely with England players such as Tammy Beaumont and Katie George.
Taken over from Matthew Mott, the man in charge of England’s men’s white teams, the Wales Fire women’s team won just one game under Breese in the 2022 edition of The Hundred.
Breese’s inexperience as head coach should lead him to be appointed to the left.
The former England international has developed into a respected coach since retiring.
She led the Northern Diamonds to consecutive Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy finals and finished runner-up in the first Charlotte Edwards Cup.
She assumed the position at Diamonds in 2020, a year after she retired and after a stint in charge of the Yorkshire Diamonds in the final season of the Kia Super League.
In the first season of The Hundred, Hazell added her coaching experience after taking charge of Northern Superchargers.
However, the role of head coach of England may be too early for the 34-year-old.
Former Yorkshire player Salliann Briggs has built a reputation as an impressive manager in England, mainly taking on a coaching role in Australia.
She guided the Tasmanian Tigers to silver after four seasons in charge of the Hobart storms in the WBBL.
Briggs previously held a coaching role at the ECB and was appointed the new high-performance general manager of Tasmanian Cricket in August 2022.
Along with her responsibilities in Australia, she recently took charge of the Trent Rockets for her second year in The Hundred, losing to Southern Brave in the second round.
Before Keightley took over, Briggs was vying for the right to take over from Mark Robinson.
Former Surrey goalkeeper Jonathan Batty led Oval Invincible with consecutive titles in The Hundredsaw Alice Capsey break through to England.
He is also head coach of the Surrey women’s team and was previously in charge of the South East All-Stars Team during the first regional structure introduced for British women’s domestic cricket in 2020.
On the eve of the winter WBBL, Batty was appointed head coach of the Melbourne Stars.
Former Durham captain Jonathan Lewis is an experienced coach who has taken on a variety of roles since retiring.
He coached Durham’s men’s team to the County Championship nearly 10 years ago and has taken on a number of coaching roles in his post-retirement career.
Lewis has worked as a batting advisor on England teams, and performed similar roles with the Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi men’s teams.
He is also batting coach for the British men’s ODI team and assistant coach for the British women’s team in 2020.
Since last year, he has been the ECB’s batting advisor to the women’s team.
Despite having no coaching experience in women’s football, Lewis is a respected coach and his career thus far resembles that of Mark Robinson, who had success with Sussex before taking over the team. England team.
Another left-side pick, former Australia international Julia Price recently stepped down as head coach of the US women’s team.
Team USA was fully granted Women’s T20 International status by the ICC in 2018 and Price began taking over the role a year later, becoming Big Bash’s first female coach when she was appointed. serving as Darren Lehmann’s assistant at the Brisbane Heat.