Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming has been named Southern Brave men’s head coach in The Hundred.
Fleming, 49, replaces Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardene, who led the Braves to the inaugural title in 2021 but took on a starring role with the Mumbai Indians.
Fleming played 111 Tests for the Black Caps and has since become a respected coach in the T20 franchise leagues.
He won a record four Indian Premier League titles as manager of Chennai Super Kings.
Fleming was scheduled to coach Trent Rockets on the first season of The Hundred but pulled out due to travel and quarantine restrictions around Covid-19.
“It’s a real privilege to have been offered the role of head coach of Southern Brave,” said Fleming. “The competition has been fantastic from afar and I’m looking forward to it next season.”
After winning the men’s freshman competition, Brave finished seventh earlier this year after his team was hit by a series of injuries.
Earlier this month it was confirmed Gary Kirsten reportedly not returning as Welsh Fire coach after their 2022 campaign without a win.