KSL: Full Squads Announced

The ECB have today announced the full squads for this year’s edition of KSL, which starts on Thursday 10 August and runs until Finals Day on Friday 1 September.

The squads are as follows:

Lancashire Thunder

  • Danielle Hazell (C)
  • Sarah Taylor
  • Kate Cross
  • Amy Satterthwaite
  • Jess Jonassen
  • Lea Tahuhu
  • Sophie Ecclestone
  • Emma Lamb
  • Eve Jones
  • Ellie Threlkeld
  • Natasha Miles
  • Natalie Brown
  • Alice Dyson
  • Rachel Dickinson
  • Ella Telford

Loughborough Lightning

  • Georgia Elwiss (C)
  • Amy Jones
  • Beth Langston
  • Ellyse Perry
  • Kristen Beams
  • Elyse Villani
  • Paige Scholfield
  • Thea Brookes
  • Georgia Boyce
  • Becky Grundy
  • Sonia Odedra
  • Marie Kelly
  • Sarah Glenn
  • Lucy Higham
  • Abi Freeborn

Southern Vipers

  • Charlotte Edwards (C)
  • Tash Farrant
  • Danni Wyatt
  • Arran Brindle
  • Suzie Bates
  • TBC – 3rd overseas*
  • Hayley Matthews
  • Georgia Adams
  • Katie George
  • Linsey Smith
  • Ellen Burt
  • Tara Norris
  • Izzy Collis
  • Carla Rudd
  • Charlie Dean

Surrey Stars

  • Nat Sciver (C)
  • Tammy Beaumont
  • Laura Marsh
  • Alex Hartley
  • Marizanne Kapp
  • Harmanpreet Kaur
  • Rene Farrell
  • Bryony Smith
  • Sophia Dunkley
  • Grace Gibbs
  • Aylish Cranstone
  • Cordelia Griffith
  • Hannah Jones
  • Naomi Dattani
  • Kirstie White

Western Storm

  • Heather Knight (C)
  • Anya Shrubsole
  • Fran Wilson
  • Holly Huddleston
  • Stafanie Taylor
  • Rachel Priest
  • Georgia Hennessy
  • Sophie Luff
  • Freya Davies
  • Danielle Gibson
  • Claire Thomas
  • Lauren Parfitt
  • Jodie Dibble
  • Amara Carr
  • Alice Macleod

Yorkshire Diamonds

  • Lauren Winfield (C)
  • Katherine Brunt
  • Jenny Gunn
  • Chamari Atapattu (Replaces Beth Mooney*)
  • Sune Luus
  • Sophie Devine
  • Hollie Armitage
  • Alice Davidson-Richards
  • Anna Nicholls
  • Katie Levick
  • Katie Thompson
  • Steph Butler
  • Laura Crofts
  • Teresa Graves
  • Maddie Walsh

* Beth Mooney (Yorkshire Diamonds) and Dane van Niekerk (Southern Vipers) have withdrawn through injury and their replacements will be announced in due course.

4 thoughts on “KSL: Full Squads Announced

  1. Looking purely at ECB/Overseas players I think it’s hard to look past Surrey Stars this time. All in form and firing… however only time will tell as last time – Vipers appear to have kept and bolstered their experience.


  2. A Stars top four containing Beaumont, Sciver, Kaur plus Bryony Smith could do some serious damage. Classy internationals in both pace and spin bowling departments plus Dunkley, the top wicket taker in County T20 this year.

    The Storm should make finals day again with the strongest pair of opening bowlers in the competition and a batting line up containing Knight, Priest, Taylor, Wilson and Luff. Retaining their two most successful overseas batsmen from last year means minimal upheaval in the order.

    On the other hand, not sure about Loughborough. They lined up with a top 5 of Elwiss, Van Niekerk, Devine, Perry, Jones last year which clearly isn’t possible this time. Guessing they’ll open with Villani & Elwiss with Perry at 3 and Jones at 4. Beams makes up for the loss of Van Niekerk’s bowling but obviously not her batting.

    Really like the look of Lancashire’s bowling attack but they look light on batting. Emma Lamb 2nd for both runs and wickets in the 2017 Div 1 county T20 bodes well though.

    Sara McGlashan (who also made important contributions to Sydney Sixers WBBL win) and Morna Nielsen could be a big miss for the Vipers this time. With Hayley Matthews coming off a disappointing World Cup, Vipers may need an even stronger showing from their non-internationals than they got last year. Hopefully the change of format does Matthews some good.

    Same goes for Yorkshire’s Lauren WInfield. Curious to see where Luus and Brunt come in the batting order. I’ll go out on a limb and predict Luus will be top wicket taker this season.

    Interested to see who gets the unfilled overseas spots for Vipers and Yorkshire. Ash Gardner or Chloe Tryon would be exciting. Would be good to see another Indian, maybe Deepti Sharma. Shikha Pandey would be very useful.


  3. Updates (hopefully these will be the final changes before the league starts next week): It’s a good time for the Saffers, as Southern Vipers 3rd overseas player is Mignon Du Preez; Surrey Stars have replaced injured Kaur with Lizelle Lee.


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