Newly appointed England women’s cricket coach Jon Lewis has heaped praise on the side, saying they are ready to fly and his job is just to pull the handbrake off. She further added that her lack of any experience in women’s cricket will not affect her performance in the role.
England women’s cricket witnessed a new development as Jon Lewis was appointed as the head coach a few days ago. His appointment came as a surprise, as several reports indicated that Alex Stewart was the frontrunner for the role. Nevertheless, the team would set its long-term goals under Lewis’ coaching, and winning the World Cup trophy would be at the top of that list.
Speaking about his goal while coaching the team, Lewis said that the team is ready to perform at its best.
“My pitch was such that I was very excited about the fact that the team did not have a ceiling. The team is ready to fly and my job is to take the handbrake off and release the players and make them play to their full potential.” The Guardian reports that Lewis said.
Lewis has previous coaching experience at Sussex Cricket Club and has also worked for England. He was previously appointed England’s fast bowling coach and worked with the likes of Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and others. Ben Stokes. Lewis said her lack of experience in women’s cricket will not play a role in her position.
“You train individuals, you don’t deal with gender. I trained Jofra Archer a lot, but I also trained Mark Wood – two people from completely different backgrounds, and you train them in completely different ways. You have to show this respect to every person,” he explained.
The team will tour the West Indies next month for a white-ball series and they will be looking to bounce back with a win.
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