Winfield-Hill Relishing The Hundred Captaincy

Lauren Winfield-Hill is relishing the challenge of captaining in the forthcoming Hundred.

The Northern Diamonds, Yorkshire and England batter will be skippering the Emerald Headingley based Northern Superchargers.

Winfield-Hill is confident the Superchargers have the tools for success in a competition which starts on July 21 following the early stages of the T20 Charlotte Edwards Cup.

But the 30-year-old from Stamford Bridge believes that her and the 15 other skippers across both the women’s and men’s events will prove key to any success for their respective sides.

“I’m really looking forward to that side of it because I think there will be a lot on the captains from a tactical point of view,” she said.

“I reckon there’s going to be a fair bit to do and some cool decisions to make.

“Do you stick or twist? Do you leave a bowler bowling five balls or go again and let them have all 10? When do you go in for the kill? All that kind of stuff.

“It’s going to be different, and it will be interesting to see how we cope.”

Winfield-Hill is currently on England duty. She played in the one-off Test Match against India at Bristol earlier this month and is also opening the batting in the ODI team.

When she returns to domestic duty, she will lead a Superchargers side built around a host of Diamonds players and including a trio of overseas players headed by India batter Jemimah Rodrigues.

“We’ve got a good strong nucleus now, and that’s really important,” added Winfield-Hill.

“That’s what good teams have - a handful of players who have played a lot together and know each other’s games.

“Then you can add players around that from either overseas or from elsewhere in this country. It’s going to be an exciting few weeks.”

The Superchargers opening game is against Welsh Fire at Emerald Headingley on Saturday July 24. The women play at 2.30pm and the men at 6pm.


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