With the 2022-23 edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) now only 30 days away, 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.
The big latest signing has been that of Alice Capsey who’s set to dawn green for the Melbourne Stars. The 18-year-old ever since the last summer’s Hundred is making it to the headlines and always has for only the right reasons. Alice as a 6-year-old first played the game and since has breached ranks and is now at the highest peak, wearing the three lions shirt to represent England.
After making an international debut in Twenty20 cricket from early this summer to yet again making major contributions in the Oval Invincibles winning The Hundred for the second time and now to be featuring in the Big Bash, Alice Capsey is living a ride that’s only gone from good, better to now where it is, the best.
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Alice came in as a replacement for regular English skipper Heather Knight and stood upto everyone’s expectations. She laid impressive impressions early on and soon got to her maiden milestone when she hammered a 37-ball-50 against South Africa during the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham where she finished averaging 33 at a strike rate of 125. In her young international career of 7 innings, she’s got to 192 runs at an average of 32 at a strike rate of 125.49 and with the highest score of 50 has got a half-century to her name. Of her 30 balls bowled in international cricket, she’s picked up a wicket which see her with best figures of 1/10 and conceded 41 runs.
Alice Capsey is joining Indian overseas signing Jemimah Rodrigues at the Stars and it was against India in her most recent outing where she continuing on her excellent run smashed a 20-ball-32 and rocketed the game away from India’s hands who failed to make any sort of a late comeback or provide late dents.
Alice Capsey on her signing said, “I can’t wait to get to Australia, I’ve heard so many great things from the English players going over to the WBBL and I’m excited to experience that. I’m looking forward to playing against some of the best players in the world and playing in Australian conditions.”
Blair Crouch, Stars’ general manager, on Capsey’s signing said, “We’re really excited to see Alice this summer and hopefully she can reproduce what she has already shown on the international stage in the WBBL. The WBBL continues to be the world’s best domestic T20 competition for women and it’s great to have a player of Alice’s skill and talent join the Stars’ family.”
Melbourne Stars’ squad so far :
Meg Lanning (C), Annabel Sutherland, Jemimah Rodrigues, Alice Capsey, Lucy Cripps, Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Rhys McKenna, Sasha Moloney, Sophie Reid