The Melbourne Renegades have announced their selected 15 for the upcoming season of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). Amy Satterthwaite and wife Lea Tahuhu have been re-signed with the Renegades ahead of the sixth season of the tournament.
Satterthwaite will resume her captaincy after her return from maternity leave due to which she could not play in the last season. Jess Duffin will handover the captaincy to her as she has also given birth earlier this year.
“It’ll be great to rejoin the team in a playing capacity this season after Jess did such a fantastic job leading the group last year,” veteran New Zealand all-rounder Satterthwaite said.
“I’ve enjoyed getting back into training in recent months and I’ve embraced the challenge of working on my game after a few sleepless nights, but it’s all good fun. I’m looking forward to working alongside our new coach Lachie Stevens and seeing what the team can achieve.”
Melbourne Renegade’s head coach said, “Amy and Lea bring so much leadership and skill to the group and we’re excited about seeing what Erin can do this season.”
“There’s obviously some continued uncertainty about how the season will unfold but we’ll just focus on preparing as best we can and tackle the challenges that confront us along the way,” He added.
Amy Satterthwaite who is currently the vice-captain of New Zealand and is an all-rounder and played has played 119 ODIs and scored 3821 runs with an average 38.99 while she has played 99 T20s and scored 1526 runs with an average of 21.19.
WBBL teams are made up of current and former Australian national team members, the country’s best young talents, and up to three overseas marquee players.
It is played between 8 teams Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder. To date, the Sydney Sixers have been the most successful team, appearing in each of the first four finals and winning two titles. The Brisbane Heat are current back-to-back champions.