Brisbane Heat have re-signed four more players for their upcoming edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL 06) squad. They are – Georgia Prestwidge, Mikayla Hinkley, Lilly Mills and Courtney Sippel. All of them had played in their second consecutive title win last year.
Pace bowler Prestwidge has a successful season where she has claimed 11 wickets. She can pose a great threat with her speed and powerful arm as well.
“Georgia showed a lot of people that she is a real threat with the ball, whether that’s bowling or in the field, and she was a very solid contributor to the team’s unity away from the field,” Heat coach Ashley Noffke said. “She’ll have an important role again in the team.”
Mikayla Hinkley, who has also played for the other franchises like Sydney Thunder, Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes, has played in 15 matches last season.
“Mikayla is a class bat and she is only going to get better with more opportunities,” he added. “We saw what she was capable of with the Queensland Fire late in the season when she produced a very composed 52 not out in a partnership with Grace Harris.”
Sippel and Mills, on the other hand, both made their debuts last season and now has been added in the squad.
“We’ve got some specific roles in mind for Courtney and Lilly in the future and their potential is very exciting,” Noffke added.
They will join Australia players Jess Jonassen and Delissa Kimmince, New Zealand duo – Amelia Kerr and Maddy Green, and Harris sisters – Laura and Grace Harris for WBBL 06. However, they have five places left on their full squad, including one overseas spot as well.
Brisbane Heat squad so far for WBBL 06:
Jess Jonassen (C) (Aus), Maddy Green (NZ), Amelia Kerr (NZ), Delissa Kimmince (Aus), Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Mikayla Hinkley, Lilly Mills, Georgia Prestwidge, Courtney Sippel