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WBBL information – World No. 1 Sophie Ecclestone indicators with Sydney Sixers


Sydney Sixers have landed the primary main new addition of their WBBL revamp, contracting the world’s top-ranked bowler in Sophie Ecclestone, whereas Melbourne Stars have signed allrounder Alice Capsey

Ranked No.1 on this planet in each the one-day and T20 codecs, Ecclestone confirmed on Tuesday she’s going to play within the WBBL for the primary time this summer time.

In doing so, the 23-year-old will play below former England captain Charlotte Edwards, who will coach the Sixers for the primary time this season.

In the meantime Capsey, 18, loved a breakout event in final season’s Hundred and made her England debut this season towards South Africa earlier than that includes within the Commonwealth Video games. She is Stars’ second abroad signing after India’s Jemimah Rodrigues.

Ecclestone, one of the vital correct and constant spinners in world cricket, has an excellent document in Australia in averaging 14 with the ball and going at lower than six an over.

She beforehand toyed with the thought of enjoying within the WBBL in 2020, supplied a contract by the Perth Scorchers earlier than knocking it again as a consequence of prolonged time spent in biosecurity bubbles.

“It has been a very long time coming,” Ecclestone stated. “I have been that means to go for a number of years now. I am so excited that, this yr, it is labored out nicely and I can recover from there. I’ve seen a variety of it. A couple of of the England ladies have been over previously and so they’ve beloved the competitors.”

The headline staff of the early years of the WBBL, the Sixers have missed the finals in every of the previous three seasons and final yr collected the picket spoon.

Edwards has taken over from basis coach Ben Sawyer on his transfer to a full-time assistant function within the Australian arrange.

Ecclestone is to date her first abroad signing, with two additional spots nonetheless accessible for worldwide gamers earlier than their event opener on October 13.

Native stars Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy and Ash Gardner stay as a part of the Sixers’ roster.




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