The Melbourne Stars have announced the official appointment of Trent Woodhill as their new WBBL coach.
Trent Woodhill is associated with the Melbourne Stars as he had previously worked as their former assistant coach in the BBL. Now, he had been asked to replace David Hemp as the head coach of the WBBL. With that, Hemp will still work with the Melbourne Stars for both BBL and WBBL teams.
Woodhill says, ‘It's a great opportunity and one I'm looking forward to getting stuck in to. 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’.
Aside from the Stars, Woodhill also worked with the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. He also shares an experience with New Zealand Cricket and with Cricket New South Wales in 2008-2009. He also served as the batting coach to Australian opener Alyssa Healy.
Cricket Victoria’s general manager Shaun Graf also shared how he’s pleased that Woodhill accepted the role with the WBBL squad. As per Graf, one of the biggest challenges would have to be taking the Stars to the finals of the WBBL.
The WBBL is the female counterpart of Australia’s T20 cricket league called the Big Bash League. To learn more about this league, visit Betwala.
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