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November 28, 2018
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Women’s Big Bash League 2018-19: Full Squads, New Signings & Releases

By Dheeraj Singh

Women’s Big Bash League 2018-19: The Big Picture

Australia’s Big Bash season returns with the fourth edition of Women’s Big Bash League 2018-19 scheduled to kick start from December 01, Saturday. The season opener will witness the clash of Perth Scorchers Women and  Hobart Hurricanes Women at the newly revamped Junction Oval, Melbourne. Sydney Sixers, current champions, will begin their campaign against Melbourne Stars later in the evening. The WBBL 2018-19 will feature eight franchises locking horns in 59 T20s for the title. The season finale will be played on 26 January 2019 while the venue is yet to be decided.

WBBL 2018-19 will also feature India’s skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and opening batter Smriti Mandhana.  Mandhana will now play for Hobart Hurricanes whiel Harmanpreet Kaur has extended her contract with Sydney Thunders. Mandhana replaced fellow Indian player Veda Krishnamurthy from Hobart Hurricane who made her debut in the 2017-18 season.

While the action-packed tournament is around the corner, let’s take a look at the full squads, new signings and players who have been released!

ADELAIDE STRIKERS-

Suzie Bates (c), Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Devine, Tabatha Saville, Megan Schutt,  Danielle Hazell, Sam Betts, Alex Price, Sarah Coyte, Ellie Falconer, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Tegan McPharlin (wk), Katelyn Pope, Bridget Patterson, Eliza Doddridge

New Signings: Danielle Hazell, Sarah Coyte, Eliza Doddridge

Released: Rhiannon Dick, Tammy Beaumont, Annie O’Neil

Read on: WBBL 2018-19: Full Schedule

BRISBANE HEAT-

Jemma Barsby, Delissa Kimmince, Haidee Birkett, Josie Dooley, Grace Harris, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Charli Knott, Sune Luus, Laura Harris, Beth Mooney, Georgia Prestwidge, Kirby Short, Courtney Sippel, Jess Jonassen, Laura Wolvaardt

New Signings: Sune Luus, Courtney Sippel, Charlie Knott, Josie Dooley,

Released: Courtney Hill, Deandra Dottin, Holly Ferling, Kara Southerland

HOBART HURRICANES-

Sasha Moloney (c), Meg Phillips, Smriti Mandhana, Georgia Redmayne (wk), Stefanie Daffara, Corinne Hall, Ash Day, Erin Fazackerley, Katelyn Fryett, Brooke Hepburn, Heather Knight, Hayley Matthews, Rhiann O’Donnell, Veronica Pyke, Emma Thompson

New Signings: Rhiann O’Donnell, Heather Knight, Ash Day, Smriti Mandhana

Released: Celeste Raack, Lauren Winfield, Veda Krishnamurthy, Nicola Hancock

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MELBOURNE RENEGADES-

Courtney Webb, Georgia Wareham, Amy Satterthwaite (c), Lea Tahuhu, Emma Inglis (wk), Maitland Brown, Zoe Cooke, Jess Duffin, Claire Koski, Erica Kershaw, Anna Lanning, Sophie Molineux, Molly Strano, Tayla Vlaeminck, Danni Wyatt

New Signings: Zoe Cooke, Courtney Webb, Erica Kershaw, Anna Lanning, Danni Wyatt

Released: Chamari Atapattu, Jenny Taffs,  Hayley Jensen, Rhiann O’Donnell, Kris Britt

MELBOURNE STARS-

Elly Donald, Lizelle Lee, Kristen Beams (c), Erin Osborne, Ange Reakes, Makinley Blows, Nicola Hancock, Mignon du Preez, Nicole Faltum (wk), Holly Ferling, Alana King, Katie Mack, Chloe Rafferty, Georgia Elwiss, Annabel Sutherland

New Signings: Nicola Hancock, Elly Donald, Holly Ferling,  Ange Reakes

Released: Anna Lanning, Hayleigh Brennan, Emma Kearney, Gemma Triscari

PERTH SCORCHERS-

Emily Smith (wk), Meg Lanning (c), Megan Banting, Emma King, Hayleigh Brennan, Nicole Bolton, Mathilda Carmichael, Piepa Cleary, Kate Cross, Heather Graham, Amy Jones, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo, Lauren Ebsary, Elyse Villani

New Signings: Amy Jones, Hayley Brennan, Kate Cross, Meg Lanning

Released: Mikayla Hinkley, Natalie Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Katie Hartshorn, Thamsyn Newton

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SYDNEY SIXERS-

Ellyse Perry, Sarah Aley, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Dane van Niekerk, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy (wk),  Carly Leeson, Sara McGlashan, Lauren Smith, Marizanne Kapp, Tahlia Wilson

New Signings: Hayley Silver-Holmes, Stella Campbell, Tahlia Wilson

Released: Emily Leys, Jodie Hicks, Clara Iemma, Ange Reakes

SYDNEY THUNDER-

Harmanpreet Kaur, Alex Blackwell, Nicola Carey, Rachael Haynes, Sam Bates, Maisy Gibson, Stafanie Taylor, Naomi Stalenberg, Lisa Griffith, Rachel Trenaman, Hannah Darlington, Rene Farrell, Belinda Vakarewa, Saskia Horley, Rachel Priest

New Signings: Saskia Horley

Released: Hannah Trethewy

WBBL 2018-19 will be followed by Men’s Big Bash League starting from December 19. Click here, for the full schedule.

Dheeraj Singh

It might be a just another game for you, but for me, Cricket is something which I live for. From following cricket teams to keeping an eye on every new update in the cricketing world, I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.