NEWS: Surrey Stars Sign Tahuhu and Dattani

Three days before the start of the Kia Super League, there is news of a shake-up for Surrey Stars, who have signed New Zealander Lea Tahuhu and Middlesex’s Naomi Dattani.

Tahuhu replaces Meg Lanning, who ruled herself out of the competition last week due to a shoulder injury.

All-rounder Dattani, meanwhile – fresh from taking 3-35 in Middlesex’s successful match against Warwickshire on Sunday – has been brought into the squad in place of wicketkeeper Kirstie White, who suffered an ankle injury in Surrey’s warm-up game against Loughborough Lightning last week. It means that England’s Tammy Beaumont will be back behind the stumps for the Stars.

The Stars’ choice of Tahuhu, a right-arm seamer with 49 international wickets to her name, in place of Lanning, suggests that they see strengthening their bowling line-up ahead of the tournament as crucial, after conceding over 200 runs against Loughborough in their warm-up last week.

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2 thoughts on “NEWS: Surrey Stars Sign Tahuhu and Dattani

  1. I saw Dattani play a few times quite a few years ago and thought she showed promise then, she has continued to improve and I was surprised she hadn’t made the KSL – good to see that has been put right and I hope she gets a chance to show what she can do.

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  2. Good signings for Surrey Stars. Glad they managed to replace their injured players. Tahuhu was one of the better international bowlers not yet signed up, and likewise Dattani one of the better county players. Their attack now looks very good on paper. Would be surprised if Kapp, Tahuhu, Farrell, Marsh, Sciver and co. get carted for too many to be honest – but it’s hard to know how much stock to put into the results of warm-up matches like against Lboro. Surrey still have a good batting line-up, although not sure who will open the batting. Whether Tammy still can (presumably) after ‘keeping, but with White injured – they may have to try some different options.

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