Team Preview: Sydney Thunders in WBBL 2019 – Fixtures, Squad, Key Players

The only team which has undergone a major change is the Sydney Thunder. They have made some interesting changes to their Squad in this season.

Sydney Thunders WBBL 2019
Sydney Thunder girls celebrate winning the game against the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League Final at the MCG. Pic Credits: The Australian

Team News :

The Australian International Nicola Carey, Windies Skipper Stafanie Taylor, and Harmanpreet Kaur will not be playing anymore for Thunders in the season.

Interestingly they have done some serious changes in overseas International as for the first time Pakistani all-rounder Nida Dar will be making a debut in WBBL. Another change is the Fast bowler from Proteas Shabnim Ismail, who has good pace and a good fielder too.

Coming to the leadership role, the captainship has been shifted from Blackwell to Haynes. Haynes, Blackwell and the inform kiwi Rachel Priest will be taking care of the batting department, will be supported by Nida Dar, Naomi Stalenberg.

The bowling department will be lead by Ismail followed by Farrell, Bates, Dar, etc.

Though they have made major changes, the team is coached by Trevor Griffith who has great records in coaching women cricket. Which will be a very helpful

On the whole, though it is not easy to win with a new looking squad, this team may be a surprise package to everyone.

Captain: Rachael Haynes
Coach: Trevor Griffith

Overseas International:
Nida Dar
Shabnim Ismail
Rachel Priest


October 18 v Sixers, North Sydney Oval (7.40 pm)

October 20 v Heat, North Sydney Oval (2.10 pm)

October 26 v Renegades, Blacktown (7 pm)

October 27 v Stars, Bankstown (2 pm)

November 2 v Hurricanes, West Park, Burnie (2 pm)

November 3 v Hurricanes, West Park, Burnie (11 am)

November 10 v Scorchers, Karen Rolton Oval (10 mm)

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November 12 v Scorchers, WACA (5.30 pm

November 15 v Sixers, Drummoyne Oval (7.10ppmNovember 16 v Heat, Drummoyne Oval (7.10 pm)

November 20 v Strikers, Wollongong (7.10 pm)

November 24 v Hurricanes, Blundstone Arena (2.30 pm)

November 27 v Stars, Manuka Oval (2.30 pm)

December 1 v Renegades, Junction Oval (10.30 am)

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