The Hundred has started with all its charm as the cricketing world witnessed a thrilling and dramatic match in the very inaugural match of the 100-ball tournament. On Friday, London Spirit would step in to lock horns with Birmingham Phoenix to kick off their opening match in the season.
“The administration sorted the things that turned around the way. We got two really good training sessions but most importantly we had four practice games that has given a great opportunity,” Trevor Griffin, London Spirit Coach, said regarding the preparations for their first match of the season. He shared about the plans that were thought for the game.
Talking about the slightly different format of The Hundred from the typical T20 internationals, Trevor added, “It has been interesting with the experiments with the bowlers . . . one bowler bowling ten bowls with experiments like five from one end and five from the other. Key learnings are just making sure what is the way, what’s going on, all eyes on the captain.” Rather than prioritizing this single format of 100 balls cricket, he normalized things by saying, “It’s just a cricket.”
He stressed on being clear on the team’s plans and master the skills. He also shared a message for his team saying, “Go out there and back yourself and play your game.” He previously rejoiced the game last night instead of the fact that the tournament has been delayed by one year due to the pandemic, the flair of the game is vividly eye-catching.
Notwithstanding the fact that somewhere or the other the all-new tournament has brought fresh breathes for the Women’s Cricket. On this Griffin noted, “It’s about putting the game in the same stage and the quality of cricket we saw last night like some of the sorts of Dane van Niekerk, Harmanpreet Kaur, the way she played that’s what we want to show.”
Praising the London Spirit skipper, Heather Knight, he remarked, “She is a phenomenal player, she is a phenomenal leader. The way connects with different players from age and personalities, gets the best pout of her.” He appreciates Knight’s unique way of connecting to her team and feels obliged to be alongside the team and head towards their first game of the tournament.
He names Susie Rowe and Charlie Dean and says they have been by the maestro of playing in the particular conditions. He also praises them for their control of the ball and bat. Impressed as he is, he talks about Danielle Gibson of her superb bowling attack. “It would be tough making selection for the final playing 11 but that’s what you want as a coach,” he added further.
Lord’s being the Home of Cricket, Trevor claims to have a phenomenal experience. He imparted to be just focused on the game and think of being at home. As he talks about the time that they have been spending these days along with the practice sessions, a pleasant laugh and smile ran through his face. “It’s a great opportunity to play on this fantastic ground of Edgbaston tomorrow,” he concluded gladly.