Australia’s swashbuckling opener Beth Mooney, who was the highest run-getter in the recently concluded World T20, will play The Hundred, along with her teammates Nicola Carey and Ashleigh Gardner.
Mooney, ranked number one batter in international women’s T20, will play for Welsh Fire in the inaugural season of The Hundred.
Carey will represent Northern Superchargers, while Gardner will join Birmingham Phoenix.
The Aussie trio is among the latest group of stars to sign up for The Hundred, which is scheduled to take place in July and August this year.
“I’m really excited to take part in the first season of The Hundred. It looks likes it is developing into a high-quality, world-class competition. As head coach, Matthew Mott is building a really strong side at Welsh Fire and I can’t wait to get out there with my new team-mates,” exclaimed Mooney.
Next up, from South Africa, there is South Africa’s Marizanne Kapp, who is set to play for Oval Invincibles while her fellow teammate Chloe Tryon will represent London Spirit.
Each team in The Hundred can sign up to three overseas players.
Mooney starred for the Australia who have just won World T20 in their own backyard. She will have compatriots Jess Jonassen and Meg Lanning at Welsh Fire for company, while Gardner will rub shoulders with New Zealand skipper Sophie Devine playing for Birmingham Phoenix.
Carey is the second Aussie to sign for the Northern Superchargers after Alyssa Healy, while South Africa’s Kapp will play alongside her captain Dane van Niekerk and Australia’s vice-captain Rachel Haynes for the Oval Invincibles.
London Spirit has already announced the presence of England captain Heather Knight and West Indies’ Deandra Dottin in their team.
“It’s fantastic to see five more international stars signing up to play in The Hundred this summer. The competition is really building momentum, and it’s very exciting to see the growing list of world-class talent involved across the eight teams,” said Beth Barrett-Wild, head of The Hundred women’s competition.
The BBC will have live television coverage of 10 men’s games and up to eight matches from the women’s tournament will be televised, including both finals.
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