Dizzy eager to learn lessons for Yorkshire


Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie is looking forward to his Big Bash League coaching stint with the Adelaide Strikers, saying he hopes to bring back some knowledge to help the Vikings next season.

Yorkshire's T20 efforts have been well below par, despite their long format dominance, and in the 2015 T20 Blast they were out before the knock out stage. Gillespie hopes he can pick up some tips with the Strikers.

The former Australia paceman said on the ECB website: "I certainly want to help Yorkshire improve our fortunes in the shortest form.

"In 50-over cricket I thought we made some good strides last year, I thought we did a lot better than the previous year, but T20 cricket is something we still haven't cracked.

"Our consistency is a factor there, we are either very good or very ordinary. I would like us to improve that, I certainly think we are a better squad and team than we have shown.

"I remember the first year I was here we made Finals Day, we got to the final, but since then we have been pretty ordinary. We need to improve that.

"I certainly see going to Adelaide and seeing how the T20 game is played over there, working with a different group of people and players, can potentially help and hopefully I can bring some ideas here.

"We are all striving to improve. That is a really important attitude to have. I am buzzing, I am pretty excited about it, I think it is going to be a lot of fun. I am going out there with an open mind."

He added of playing against Yorkshire spinner Adil Rashid, who will be with the Perth Scorchers: "It is a bit weird, that will be quite interesting.

"We will have to see. It is a new experience, so we will just have to take it on board. It is such a unique situation.

"It must be like the IPL coaches, I know coaches have been coaching Australia and going to the IPL and their players are playing for different franchises.

"It is a similar situation. There will be some yorkies playing in the Big Bash, which is great."