In another exciting WBBL development, the Sydney Sixers have extended all-rounder Maitlan Brown’s contract for another two years. Brown is set to remain in Magenta colors at least till the end of WBBL 11.
Brown has some impressive statistics in the tournament. In 81 appearances, she has scalped 64 wickets and has amassed 404 runs. Previously, she has been a part of the Melbourne Renegades for 5 seasons.
She will be entering the WBBL season on the back of some good performances and successful campaigns. Her last three figures as part of the New South Wales squad are 1/28, 1/33, and 2/8 (Twenty20 game). She was also a part of the Southern Brave squad in the Hundred which won the championship.
Brown is regarded as one of the most entertaining stars in the tournament. In last summer’s season opener, she smashed the winning runs against Brisbane Heat. Requiring 5 runs to win in the last two deliveries, she hit the first one over the rope, winning the Sixers the match.
She is an important player for the club and the Head of Sydney Sixers, Rachael Haynes has spoken about how securing her was a long-term priority. She said, “Maitlan is one of the most exciting players in the country at the moment. She’s an all-round player who contributes with both bat and ball, but she’s also an important part of the club’s culture and someone who our fans love to watch, and her teammates love to have around.”
Brown too is excited to be a part of the Sixers squad for the next two seasons. She said, “I’m really excited about the next three years in magenta. It’s such a great club and I’m really looking forward to being a part of it for as long as I can…We’ve got such a great fan base and I also just love the group of girls and the coaching staff and support staff.”
She is also thrilled at the prospect of finishing the season at the iconic SCG stadium. She remarked, “To step on a stadium like the SCG is super special…There’s so much history there and to be a part of something like that is really special. I’m really looking forward to it.”
The WBBL is set to begin on 19th October with the Sixers playing the first match against the Melbourne Stars at the North Sydney Oval.
Jade Allen, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Emma Hughes, Kate Peterson, Ellyse Perry, Chloe Tryon, Jess Kerr
(Quotes sourced from ESPN Cricinfo and Sydney Sixers)
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