Danielle Wyatt signed by Brisbane Heat for WBBL 2022

With the 2022-23 edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) nearing, teams have been busy locking players for the tournament that’s scheduled to run from the 13th of October to the 20th of November. All of the 8 franchises are closing out on confirming their squad and in the process, a few of the best signings are grabbing headlines.

Danielle Wyatt to play for Brisbane Heat in WBBL 2022

The most recent signings have been of English superstar Danni Wyatt who’s landed in a deal with the Brisbane Heat and South African speedster Shabnim Ismail who’s called it a deal with the Melbourne Renegades.

Danielle Wyatt England Cricketer
Danielle Wyatt England Cricketer. PC: Getty Images

Danni Wyatt has featured for the Melbourne Renegades across 4 seasons, in her stint with the team, she in 55 outings scored 1314 runs with a strike rate of 113.81 and also bagged a total of 26 wickets. The 31-year-old in the three lions shirt has got to 2107 runs in 111 T20I innings with a strike rate of 124.08 and has got 9 half-centuries and a couple of centuries to her name in the shortest format of the game with the highest score of 124.

Danni Wyatt who’s at present playing for the Southern Brave in the Hundred is having a blast; she’d got her campaign underway with a 34-ball-65 against London Spirit and has aggregated 162 runs in 5 innings. At the Heat, she’ll be joining a star-studded Heat lineup which features Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Jess Jonassen and Grace Harris.

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Heat coach Ashley Noffke on the signing has said, “Danni is the complete package when it comes to accentuating the skills and strength of our squad. She’s been successful the world over, excelling with different teams and in different conditions and we’re so excited to have her joining the Heat.

“She will complement the list that we have put together beautifully. (She) is skilful with her shot selection and smart with her game management and has the bonus of having enjoyed success in the WBBL previously when she was with the Renegades.”

Danni Wyatt had the following to say on her signing with the Heat, “I was fortunate to have a good time and enjoy my cricket previously in the WBBL, so it was great to field a call from the Heat about whether I was keen to come back to Australia. One of my last games in the WBBL was against the Heat (in 2019) when we chased down a big score to win to put us in with the chance to make the finals.

“Having played a lot against Jess Jonassen and Amelia Kerr at international level over the past few seasons, including the Commonwealth Games just recently, I’m keen to catch up and enjoy what the season has to offer with the Heat.”

With the signing of Danni Wyatt, the Heat have their squad packed for the upcoming edition of the W-BBL and the complete squad is attached right below.

Brisbane Heat squad for WBBL|08 :

Jess Jonassen (C), Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Danni Wyatt, Zoe Cooke, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Mikayla Hinkley, Ellie Johnston, Charli Knott, Grace Parsons, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll

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