The Women’s Big Bash League 2022/23 will begin on October 13 – here are the squads, full team lists and player injury news for WBBL 08.
Women’s Big Bash League 2022/23, the eighth edition of the tournament, will begin with a match between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers on the night of October 13, at the Great Barrier Reef Arena in Mackay under the lights. The eight-team double round-robin league will continue until November 20. These will be followed by the Eliminator, the Challenger, and the Final.
Apart from the abovementioned teams, the league will, as always, also consist of Perth Scorchers (the defending champions), Melbourne Stars, Melbourne Renegades, Sydney Thunder, Adelaide Strikers, and Hobart Hurricanes.
Several stars have declared themselves unavailable for the tournament. Australia and Melbourne Stars captain Meg Lanning has announced an indefinite break from cricket, while Zoe Cooke of Brisbane Heat and Issy Wong of Hobart Hurricanes are injured. Cooke has been replaced by Lucy Hamilton, and Wong by Hayley Jansen.
Women’s Big Bash 2022/23 squads: Full team lists and player injury news for WBBL 08
(Overseas cricketers are underlined)
Adelaide Strikers: Tahlia McGrath (c), Jemma Barsby, Darcie Brown, Deandra Dottin, Tegan McPharlin, Annie O’Neil, Bridget Patterson, Maddie Penna, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Laura Wolvaardt, Ella Wilson, Anesu Mushangwe, Meagan Dixon, Katie Mack. Coach: Luke Williams
Brisbane Heat: Jess Jonassen (c), Lucy Hamilton, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Mikayla Hinkley, Ellie Johnston, Amelia Kerr, Charli Knott, Grace Parsons, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll, Pooja Vastrakar, Danni Wyatt, Jess Kerr. Coach: Ashley Noffke
Hobart Hurricanes: Elyse Villani (c), Nicola Carey, Julia Cavanough, Mignon du Preez, Maisy Gibson, Heather Graham, Ruth Johnston, Lizelle Lee, Emma Manix-Geeves, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Amy Smith, Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano, Rachel Trenaman, Hayley Jensen. Coach: Dan Marsh
Melbourne Renegades: Sophie Molineux (c), Sarah Coyte, Josie Dooley, Ellie Falconer, Ella Hayward, Shabnim Ismail, Harmanpreet Kaur, Carly Leeson, Hayley Matthews, Rhiann O’Donnell, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb, Georgia Prestwidge, Erica Kershaw. Coach: Simon Helmot
Melbourne Stars: Nicole Faltum (c), Alice Capsey, Lucy Cripps, Sophie Day, Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Rhys McKenna, Sasha Moloney, Sophie Reid, Jemimah Rodrigues, Annabel Sutherland, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Hasrat Gill, Olivia Henry. Coach: Jonathan Batty
Perth Scorchers: Sophie Devine (c), Mathilda Carmichael, Piepa Cleary, Maddy Green, Marizanne Kapp, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Beth Mooney, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo, Holly Ferling, Amy Edgar, Maddy Darke, Georgia Wyllie, Charis Bekker. Coach: Shelley Nitschke
Sydney Sixers: Ellyse Perry (c), Jade Allen, Suzie Bates, Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Sophie Ecclestone, Ash Gardner, Ange Genford, Alyssa Healy, Kate Peterson. Coach: Charlotte Edwards
Sydney Thunder: Rachael Haynes (c), Samantha Bates, Hannah Darlington, Jess Davidson, Phoebe Litchfield, Olivia Porter, Lauren Smith, Tahlia Wilson, Tammy Beaumont, Anika Learoyd, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Chloe Tryon, Amy Jones, Belinda Vakarewa. Coach: Trevor Griffin