- Harmanpreet Kaur, Indian cricket team captain, joined Melbourne Renegades in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).
- Perth Scorchers chose not to retain Marizanne Kapp, opting for current captain Sophie Devine.
- Melbourne Renegades also secured New Zealand’s Hayley Matthews.
- Scorchers retained Sophie Devine through their retention pick.
- Renegades’ coach, Simon Helmot, expressed excitement about having experienced T20 players Hayley Matthews and Harmanpreet Kaur on board.
Helmot stated, “It was a challenging decision – whether to choose Harmanpreet at pick three or go for Hayley. Fortunately, it worked out for us as Harmanpreet was still available in the second round, allowing us to select her as a Platinum pick.”
Brisbane Heat retains Amelia Kerr
- Melbourne Stars signed England’s teenage sensation Alice Capsey.
- Hobart Hurricanes acquired South African quick Shabnim Ismail.
- Brisbane Heat retained New Zealand all-rounder Amelia Kerr despite limited availability.
- Sydney Sixers strategically added South Africa’s Chloe Tryon, who previously played for Sydney Thunder.
Full List of WBBL 09 Draft picks:
- Sydney Thunder: Marizanne Kapp, Heather Knight, Lauren Bell
- Perth Scorchers: Sophie Devine, Danielle Wyatt
- Melbourne Renegades: Hayley Matthews, Harmanpreet Kaur
- Melbourne Stars: Alice Capsey, Maia Bouchier
- Hobart Hurricanes: Shabnim Ismail, Bryony Smith
- Brisbane Heat: Amelia Kerr, Bess Heath
- Sydney Sixers: Chloe Tryon, Jess Kerr
- Adelaide Strikers: Laura Wolvaardt, Danielle Gibson