Sarah Glenn to replace Amelia Kerr in Brisbane Heat for first two weeks

English leggie, Sarah Glenn has been roped in by the Brisbane side for the first two weeks as an international replacement for all-rounder Amelia Kerr.

Amelia Kerr is currently with the White Ferns camp in South Africa for their limited-over series against the hosts. The series is set to end on 15th October. Amelia Kerr has decided to take a short break after the series, eventually missing the initial phase of this year’s WBBL. Since the start of the year, Amelia has featured in a total of 32 matches, playing vigorously throughout. This is going to be a much-deserved break for the White Ferns all-rounder.

Sarah Glenn for London Spirit in Hundred 2023.
Sarah Glenn for London Spirit in Hundred 2023.

Sarah Glenn was unfortunate as she was not picked by any of the teams in the WBBL overseas players draft, but has now secured a chance to feature in this year’s edition. This is set to be Sarah’s second stint in the WBBL, having previously featured in the 2020 season (WBBL|06).

On an individual level, the world’s 5th best bowler in the shortest format of the game picked up 17 wickets from 14 innings at an economy rate of 6.25. She didn’t feature in the tournament after the 2020 campaign.

Sarah was also a part of the London Spririt in the Hundred, where her head coach was Ash Noffke, who is also going to be her coach in the WBBL. In the Hundred, Sarah picked 11 wickets from just 6 games. Heat’s Head Coach, Ash Noffke said, “Sarah was very impressive during the Ashes despite missing some games with an illness, and then England’s other international games in the season, as well as in The Hundred, so we’re very pleased she is available for us while Melie is having a short break.”

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He further added, “She’s a great competitor and very skillful on the field, and she is also someone who works really well within the team environment which is very important when you are bringing a squad together.”

The Brisbane outfit will play its first match of the campaign on 20th October against Melbourne Renegades in Melbourne.

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