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!
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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.