Mignon du Preez heads to Hobart for WBBL
By Sangeeta Viswas
on Thu Sep 02 2021
South African batsman Mignon du Preez has been fired from the Melbourne Stars, with Mignon du Preez signing a deal to head Hobart Hurricanes for the upcoming WBBL season.
Du Preez, 32, has played for the Stars in the WBBL’s all-time fix, ranking second on their list of consecutive games and second on their consecutive run-scorers list. She played in the final with the Stars last season, but moved to Hobart as part of the Hurricanes recruitment drive for WBBL 07.
“I obviously enjoy my time playing with the Stars, but I’m really looking forward to this new challenge with Storm,” said Mignon du Preez. “From afar, Storm has been running a great program for several years and has been making a great list in the off-season, so I can’t wait to experience it for myself.
“It is a great competition of WBBL, featuring a bunch of the best women cricketers in the world. I think with the team that has stormed for this season, combining both old and new faces, We really have a statement. To give a chance. – Field this year.”
The Hobart Hurricanes have also included Australian off-spinner Molly Strano of Melbourne Renegades and Rachael Trainman, who won the Sydney Thunder title last season. Rachel Priest of New Zealand is also part of the team.
The WBBL is set to start with a double-header in Sydney on 14 October, but the current Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra will force a change in fixture, with Cricket Australia still through the logistics doing work. Is. After playing last season in a completely biosecure bubble in Sydney, players and teams have urged players to avoid putting the hub for the upcoming season.
Hurricanes WBBL Squad:- Nicola Carey, Mignon du Preez (South Africa), Maisie Gibson, Rachel Priest (NZ), Chloe Rafferty, Amy Smith, Naomi Stellenberg, Molly Strano, Rachel Trenman, Belinda Vakareva, Tyla Vlaminck.