This is a new format that I am sure will grow and grow: Kirsten Getty

Gary Kirsten has been named as the head coach of the Cardiff-based men's team in The Hundred whereas Matthew Mott will oversee the coaching duties for the corresponding women's team.

Kirsten has had a famous coaching stint with India's world-cup winning side in 2011, post which he was involved in South Africa's ascent to the top of Test rankings. Besides that, he's also been a coach in the Indian Premier League and was recently appointed as the Durban Heat coach in the Mzansi Super League.

"To be involved in English and Welsh cricket from a coaching perspective is something that I have never done. It's great to be given that opportunity and to come to Cardiff," Kirtsen said. "This is a new format that I am sure will grow and grow. The real win is that it will grab the attention of families and expose the game of cricket to as many environments and communities as possible."

Mott, on the other hand, has been a coach for Glamorgan, the county side based out of Cardiff, for three seasons and helped the team reach the finals of the 2013 Yorkshire Bank Pro 40. Recently, he has been in charge of the Australia Women's team and saw them through to victories in recently-concluded Ashes and 2018 World Twenty20.

"Cardiff is a special place for me and my family and that was a big part in my decision to return," Mott reacted to his appointment. "I've got no doubt The Hundred will be a success for the women's game. I've got a young son who is a Sydney Sixers fan and he doesn't see gender - he just sees the team. The Hundred will provide that sort of platform in England and Wales and I can't speak highly enough of what that can mean for the game."

Sanjay Patel, managing director of The Hundred, said: "It's great to welcome two world cup winning coaches to the competition. The Hundred continues to attract some of the top coaches in the world ahead of October's men's Player Draft."