Exclusive: Jon Lewis defeats Jon Lewis to become head coach of England


As a result, Lewis takes the job at an interesting time. England will put together a squad for the white-ball tour of the West Indies next month in the bowling days. Heather Knight will be included, who has returned from hip surgery, while Nat Sciver will also return after a mental health hiatus at the end of the English summer. In February, England will take part in the T20 World Cup in South Africa.

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A number of promising young players, such as Lauren Bell and Issy Wong, would particularly look forward to working with Lewis. There are now nearly 100 professional women’s cricketers in England and Wales following the governing body’s recent investment in the women’s game, meaning the pool of players for him to work with is bigger than ever.

Failed Jon Lewis has spent the last few years working with England women as an assistant coach and batting consultant, making him a very strong candidate. His coaching resume also includes a spell in charge of Durham (where he helped win the 2013 Championship title) and in the Bangladesh and Sri Lanka men’s national lineups. He played over 250 games as a professional for Essex and Durham between 1990 and 2006.

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Ryan Campbell, the Australian who has coached the Dutch men’s team in recent years, was also eligible at an earlier stage. However, he is favored to replace James Franklin as Durham head coach.

Former Australian bowler Ashley Noffke and Jon Batty, coach at Oval Invincibles and Melbourne Stars, were also considered in an interview process led by Jonathan Finch, the general manager of women’s cricket at the ECB.

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