Sydney Thunder coach Trevor Griffin has been appointed coach of the London Spirit women’s team for the first season of The Hundred starting next July.
The two-time Kia Super League title-winning coach has confirmed England captain and Hobart Hurricanes batter Heather Knight as the captain of his side.
“It’s an honour to be appointed as Head Coach of the women’s London Spirit team and I am thrilled to announce Heather as our captain. She is a brilliant cricketer and a natural leader with significant experience in captaining sides,” said Griffin.
“I’m really looking forward to being involved with The Hundred and contributing to this next big step in the development of the professional women’s game.”
Griffin and Knight led Western Storm to title victories in 2017 and 2019, as well as finals appearances in 2016 and 2018, making the side the most successful in the Kia Super League's history.
“It’s also brilliant that Trevor has been announced as coach, I really enjoyed working with him in the KSL and hopefully we can have more success together.”