Warne named as coach of Lord’s Hundred team
Shane Warne is all geared up for a new chapter in his career as he will coach the Lord’s-based London team in next year’s Hundred competition.
The 49-year-old former leg-spinner, who claimed 708 Test wickets playing for Australia, has previously tried his hand with Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.
The spin wizard becomes the fourth Australian coach to be announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board for the Hundred, after the recruitments of Andrew McDonald, Simon Katich and Darren Lehmann.
Warne added that he is extremely proud and honoured to be welcomed to be the chief coach of the Hundred team based at iconic Lord’s.
“I’m very proud and very honoured to be asked to be the head coach of the Hundred team based at Lord’s.
Warne is looking forward to coaching in a brand new tournament and will work with modern-day cricketers, which he really feels that it would be exciting.
“The opportunity to coach in a brand new tournament and work with modern-day players is something that I will really enjoy and I am looking forward to the challenge. This tournament will unearth some heroes and hopefully some future World Cup stars for England and other countries,” Warne said.
He went on to add saying that he thoroughly loved the concept of the Hundred and it certainly grabbed his attention in the same way like the lucrative Indian Premier League.
“I love the concept of the Hundred and it has grabbed my attention in the same way the IPL did. We built a team from scratch with a diverse range of players from different backgrounds and ages and I can’t wait to build the same mix of players to entertain the fans who come down to Lord’s for the Hundred.”