WBBL : Mignon Du Preez leaves Melbourne Stars to sign on Hobart Hurricanes.

Previous South Africa chief Mignon du Preez will not be getting back to Melbourne Stars in the seventh version of the Women’s Big Bash League in the wake of joining up with Hobart Hurricanes for the impending release. Du Preez joins New Zealand’s Rachel Priest as their second abroad player.

Du Preez, 32, has so far played distinctly for the Stars in the opposition, yet bid goodbye to the club as their second-most productive run-scorer just as second most covered player.

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“I’ve clearly adored my time playing with the Stars yet am truly anticipating this new test with the Hurricanes,” du Preez said. “From a far distance, the Hurricanes have been running an extraordinary program for quite a while at this point and have been building an incredible rundown over the slow time of year, so I can hardly wait to encounter it for myself.

“It’s an extraordinary rivalry, the WBBL, including the best gathering of female cricketers on the planet. I think with the group the Hurricanes have worked for this season, joining both old and new faces, we will truly have the chance to say something on-field this year.”

Typhoons have additionally roped in public offspinner Molly Strano from Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder’s Rachel Trenaman.

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Albeit the season is scheduled to start off with a twofold header in Sydney on October 14, the timetable could probably go through changes because of the flow COVID-19 episodes and ensuing lockdowns in Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra. The last season was completely worked out in a bio-secure air pocket in Sydney as a last-minute change.


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