The Melbourne Stars WBBL team have announced a star-studded trio of overseas recruits – England all-rounder Nat Sciver, South African captain Mignon du Preez and New Zealand spinner Morna Nielsen.
Nat Sciver, who had a very good international summer winning two Man of the Match awards in the Women’s Ashes, was a surprise omission from the original list of England players set to play in WBBL. Back in September CRICKETher revealed that she was still keen to join the party over in Oz, and her signing is also a big boost for England in terms of getting her match-fit and cauldron-tested for the World T20 in India early next year.
Mignon du Preez is the 26-year-old skipper who is leading South Africa into the professional era from the front, with over 2500 international runs to her name, including a century in her first (and only) Test against India last year.
Morna Nielsen is a left-arm orthodox spinner, who made her international debut in 2010 and has taken over 70 international wickets, with best figures of 4-10 against England in 2012.
The three will compete for Melbourne Stars alongside Emma Inglis, Anna Lanning… and of course The Megastar herself – Meg Lanning, leading what is now looking like a very strong line-up which could go all the way to January’s final.