New Zealand players provide overseas cover for WBBL


5 New Zealand gamers will present abroad back-up for WBBL squads throughout the match that begins in Sydney subsequent weekend

Katie Perkins (Adelaide Strikers), Lauren Down (Melbourne Renegades), Holly Huddleston (Brisbane Warmth) and Rosemary Mair (Perth Scorchers) will prepare alongside their allotted crew however will solely be accessible if a marquee participant – both a Cricket Australia contracted identify or abroad participant – turns into injured or unavailable.

It’s the identical association that noticed Hayley Jensen confirmed as a part of the Hobart Hurricanes’ set-up.

The Renegades at present have doubt over whether or not New Zealand quick bowler Lea Tahuhu will be capable to participate within the match following the harm she picked up throughout the collection in opposition to Australia whereas Suzie Bates, who’s with the Adelaide Strikers, broken her shoulder within the first ODI.

The chance for the additional gamers to stay as reserves was opened up as a result of that they had already been in Australia as a part of the New Zealand squad earlier this month and didn’t must undergo additional quarantine earlier than heading into the WBBL bubble in Sydney.

“NZC are dedicated to supporting our centrally contracted gamers wherever we are able to,” NZC head of ladies’s excessive efficiency Ant Sharp, stated. “By staying on and being uncovered to new coaching environments, alongside different high quality gamers, they are going to proceed to be taught extra about their recreation.”

Mair stated. “We get into Sydney on Monday and I can not wait to meet up with the Perth Scorchers. It is a terrific alternative to be taught extra from the Scorchers set-up and the way they go about their cricket. I will be trying to glean as a lot data as I can from the workers and gamers.

“There’s a few English internationals within the squad too, so it is going to be attention-grabbing to match our cricket experiences from totally different elements of the world.”

The opposite New Zealand gamers concerned as major signings for the WBBL are Sophie Devine (Perth Scorchers), Amelia Kerr and Maddy Inexperienced (Brisbane Warmth) and Amy Satterthwaite (Melbourne Renegades). Former worldwide Rachel Priest can also be a part of the Hurricanes squad.


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