Winfield has been a regular in the England side and has also led Yorkshire Diamonds in the Women’s Cricket Super League. That experience worked in her favour in getting the role for the Superchargers.
“Women’s cricket has been going from strength to strength over the last few years and I’m delighted to be a part of the next chapter as captain of the Northern Superchargers,” said Winfield after the announcement. “The Hundred means new teams, new kit, new team-mates. It’s all very exciting for everyone involved and I can’t wait to get out on the field next year and hopefully help lead the team to success.”
Superchargers will be coached by former England international, Danielle Hazell.
“Having spent many years playing with Lauren I know she has what it takes to be a great captain for the Superchargers,” she said. “She’s played and thrived in some of the highest-profile matches and arenas our sport has to offer which bodes well for the first season of The Hundred and beyond.”
Winfield’s England compatriot Linsey Smith and Alyssa Healy, Australia’s wicketkeeper, are a couple of players who are set to represent Northern Superchargers. The last date for compiling the entire squad is May 30.