WBBL: Charlotte Edwards roped in as new head coach of Sydney Sixers

WBBL: Charlotte Edwards roped in as new head coach of Sydney Sixers

I'm extremely excited to be offered the role with the Sixers, said Edwards.

Charlotte Edwards
Charlotte Edwards (Photo Source: Twitter)

Ahead of the eighth season of Women’s Big Bash League, former England skipper Charlotte Edwards has been roped in as the new head coach of Sydney Sixers. Edwards will take over Ben Sawyer, who had a fruitful stint of seven years with the Sixers, leading them to two titles and two final appearances. In the latest turn, Edwards expressed her happiness about joining the Sixers while calling it one of the most successful women’s domestic teams across the world.

Edwards added that her aim remains to bring back the glory days of the Sixers as they have been enduring a rough patch in the last few seasons. It is to be noted that the Sixers haven’t reached above league phase in the last three seasons of the WBBL wherein the last season turned up as the worst one for them.

“I’m extremely excited to be offered the role with the Sixers who are one of the most successful women’s domestic teams in the world. To be associated with a team like the Sixers is really exciting for me and I really can’t wait to get started,” Edwards said as quoted by Cricbuzz.

The vision for the sixers is to bring back trophies for the club: Charlotte Edwards

“The vision for the sixers is to bring back trophies for the club. More importantly, is the way we do that, and I think the way we do that is to play a really exciting and entertaining style of cricket that hopefully the fans are proud of and want to come and watch. That means a lot to me and the group,” she added.

In the same light of events, Cricket NSW Head of Female Cricket, Leah Poulton paid her gratitude to Sawyer, calling her a wonderful leader, and welcomed the new beginnings for Sixers with the incoming of Edwards. Edwards has already coached Southern Vipers and worked as an assistant coach for Adelaide Strikers.

“Charlotte brings with her extensive leadership experience and a reputation for bringing out the best in those around her. She has already demonstrated a clear vision for the team, it’s an exciting brand of cricket which I’m sure will appeal to our fans.”