Girls’s Massive Bash League: England hopefuls, star India names and observe on the BBC

Maia Bouchier, Linsey Smith, Eve Jones and Issy Wong (left to proper) are the one 4 English gamers participating
Venues: Tasmania, Perth, Adelaide, Queensland Date: 14 October-27 November – full fixtures right here
Protection: Commentary on chosen video games on BBC Radio 5 Dwell Sports activities Additional. Commentaries shall be obtainable through the BBC Sport Dwell Information

The seventh version of Australia’s Girls’s Massive Bash will get below approach on Thursday and 4 up-and-coming England hopefuls will make their debuts within the Twenty20 event.

Every shall be trying to put themselves into rivalry for this winter’s Ashes towards Australia and March’s 50-over World Cup in New Zealand.

Batter Maia Bouchier, who made her full England debut in September’s T20 collection towards New Zealand, will play for Melbourne Stars, alongside left-arm spinner Linsey Smith, who made 9 T20 worldwide appearances for England between 2018 and 2019.

High-order batter Eve Jones, who was voted the Skilled Cricketers’ Affiliation’s feminine participant of the 12 months and has been touted as the subsequent batter in line to play for England, will prove for Melbourne Renegades, whereas uncapped tempo bowler Issy Wong has signed for defending champions Sydney Thunder.

Captain Heather Knight and fellow England regulars Nat Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Tammy Beaumont, Amy Jones and Sarah Glenn have all opted out of this 12 months’s event, having performed final 12 months.

Eight India gamers are additionally set to be concerned, with regulars Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana – each enjoying for brand new franchises – joined by Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Poonam Yadav, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav and Richa Ghosh.

New Zealand skipper Sophie Devine, South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk and Sri Lanka’s T20 chief Chamari Athapaththu are additionally set to characteristic.

All of Australia’s key gamers have remained at their franchises with captain Meg Lanning main Melbourne Stars, whereas Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy will once more play for Sydney Sixers.

All-rounder Sophie Molineux will captain Melbourne Renegades for the primary time, after Amy Satterthwaite opted to not return.

The event, which runs from 14 October to 27 November, will begin in Tasmania for the primary 20 video games, earlier than spreading out to Perth, Adelaide and Queensland because it progresses.

Commentary on chosen video games – greater than 30 in the course of the preliminary group stage, together with Thursday’s opening recreation between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars – shall be obtainable on BBC Radio 5 Dwell Sports activities Additional, BBC Sounds, and the BBC Sport web site and app through ABC Grandstand.

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