The third season of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) is beginning from December 09, 2017. The semi-professional women’s T-20 domestic cricket tournament in Australia will feature eight teams. The tournament is scheduled to start from 9 December 2017 and will conclude on 4 February 2018. Eight teams will again compete in the Women’s Big Bash League this season with Sydney Sixers defending the title.
Here are the eight teams and their squad for Women’s Big Bash League 2017-18.
Teams and Squad:
Melbourne Renegades Women-
Captain – Amy Satterthwaite (NZ)
Lea Tahuhu (NZ), Tayla Vlaeminck, Sophie Molineux, Jess Duffin, Hayley Jensen, Rhiann O’Donnell, Emma Inglis, Claire Koski, Georgia Wareham, Molly Strano, Maitlan Brown, Chamari Atapattu (SL), Kris Britt, Jennifer Taffs
Brisbane Heat Women-
Tess Cooper, Grace Harris, Jemma Barsby, Haidee Birkett, Deandra Dottin (WI), Holly Ferling, Laura Harris, Courtney Hill, Delissa Kimmince, Beth Mooney, Sammy Jo Johnson, Georgia Prestwidge, Kirby Short, Kara Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Laura Wolvaardt (SA).
Adelaide Strikers Women-
Captain- Tegan McPharlin
Amanda Wellington, Sophie Devine, Shelley Nitschke, Alex Price, Bridget Patterson, Tahlia McGrath, Sarah Elliott, Katelyn Pope, Tammy Beaumont, Tabatha Saville, Megan Schutt, Brittany Perry, Samantha Betts
Sydney Sixers Women-
Captain- Ellyse Perry
Erin Burns, Carly Leeson, Lauren Cheatle, Alyssa Healy, Ange Reakes, Jodie Hicks, Clara Iemma, Ash Gardner, Marizanne Kapp, Sarah Aley, Emily Leys, Sara McGlashan, Lauren Smith, Dane Van Niekerk.
Perth Scorchers Women-
Emma King, Katherine Brunt, Heather Graham, Chloe Piparo, Emily Smith, Nicole Bolton, Pippa Cleary, Elyse Villani, Megan Banting, Mathilda Carmichael, Lauren Ebsary, Mikayla Hinkley, Meg Lanning
Hobart Hurricanes Women-
Captain- Corinne Hall
Lauren Winfield, Veronica Pyke, Emma Thompson, Erin Fazackerley, Sasha Moloney, Brooke Hepburn, Nicola Hancock, Georgia Redmayne, Katelyn Fryett, Celeste Raack, Stefanie Daffara, Veda Krishnamurthy, Meg Phillips, Hayley Matthews.
Sydney Thunder Women-
Captain- Alex Blackwell
Rachel Priest, Nicola Carey, Maisy Gibson, Hannah Darlington, Sam Bates, Lisa Griffith, Rachael Haynes, Naomi Stalenberg, Rachel Trenaman, Hannah Trethewey, Harmanpreet Kaur, Belinda Vakarewa.
Melbourne Stars Women-
Captain- Kristen Beams
Katie Mack, Georgia Elwiss, Hayleigh Brennan, Mignon du Preez, Chloe Rafferty, Nicole Faltum, Emma Kearney, Alana King, Anna Lanning, Lizelle Lee, Makinley Blows, Erin Osborne, Annabel Sutherland, Gemma Triscari
Official broadcaster- Network Ten
India and sub-continent- Sony Six
Australia- Network Ten and Fox Sports