On Thursday, Melbourne Renegades announced Australian leg-spinner and all-rounder Georgia Wareham’s re-commitment to the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) club for the further three seasons.
Wareham joined the Renegades team before the first season of the WBBL competition and will now enter her seventh year with the Renegades as one of Australia’s most consistent players. Wareham has played important roles in the 2017 and 2020 ICC T20 World Cups and also earned the title of Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year in 2019.
In a statement released, Wareham said, “We have a terrific group of players who are proud to walk out in red. I’m looking forward to working with Simon Helmot and supporting Sophie in her role as skipper. We’ve played cricket together since the very early days of juniors and I’m glad we’ll get to continue that with the Renegades.”
Georgia was in her prime form during the previous WBBL season where she had taken her batting to a whole new level, averaging 46.33 with a strike rate of 146. However, she had to miss out in the end of the season due to a shin injury.
On this incident, Wareham commented, “Last year wasn’t ideal with my injury and it was a difficult season on-field. That said, we’re excited about getting back on the park for WBBL|07 and moving us back into the finals with some great cricket.”
Melbourne Renegades WBBL Head Coach Simon Helmot is also looking forward to working with her and helping Wareham once again take her game to the next level.