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Kaur included to face Sixers and Heat

07 December 2018

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Thunder looking to back up their good start to WBBL season

Indian all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur has been included in the Sydney Thunder’s 14-player squad ahead of two big matches this weekend in the Rebel Women’s Big Bash League.

Kaur missed the side’s opening weekend victory over the Melbourne Renegades but has arrived in Sydney ready to go against the Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat this weekend at North Sydney Oval. 

Rene Farrell, who was the player of the match on Sunday with figures of 3/17, said she has no concerns about Kaur settling back in to the squad.

“Great players are able to adjust and I think she is one of the great players in world cricket at the moment,” said Rene Farrell.

“She’s a fantastic bat. I’ve had the opportunity to bat with her a couple of times and she really plans out her overs.

“She brings a lot of experience and a lot of knowledge of other players.”

Aside from Kaur’s inclusion, the squad remains unchanged from the side who defeated the Melbourne Renegades by six-wickets last Sunday at CitiPower Centre.

“Everyone put their hand up (against the Renegades) that did something on the day,”

“I thought the bowlers were exceptional and our batters got the job done on a tricky total on a tricky surface.

“I wouldn’t like to be captain and coach at the moment.”

Sydney Thunder’s 14-Player Squad For The Weekend:

Alex Blackwell (c)
Rachael Haynes
Naomi Stalenberg
Sam Bates
Maisy Gibson
Harmanpreet Kaur
Stafanie Taylor
Rene Farrell
Rachel Priest
Nicola Carey
Belinda Vakarewa
Saskia Horley
Lisa Griffith
Rachel Trenaman

The Thunder play the Sydney Sixers on Saturday night (7.10pm local time) and will back up against the Brisbane Heat on Sunday (2.50pm local time) with both fixtures being played at North Sydney Oval. Both matches will be broadcast of 7mate and Fox Sports with live radio coverage via ABC Grandstand. 

There is FREE entry for kids at North Sydney Oval with all Adult Tickets for $10. Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers members are able to gain free admission to all games at North Sydney Oval next weekend.


9 DEC | vs Brisbane Heat | North Sydney Oval

5 JAN | vs Melbourne Stars | Blacktown International Sportspark

6 JAN | vs Melbourne Stars | Bankstown Memorial Oval

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