Star Momentum Proteas’ opening batter, Laura Wolvaardt, will be playing in the Women’s Big Bash League after signing for the Adelaide Strikers for the upcoming season.
The powerful right-hander represented South Africa at this year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia and was selected in the ICC Team of the Tournament for her scores of 53* and 41*, batting at no.5.
The 21-year-old was also honoured by Cricket South Africa as she walked away with the main prize, Women’s Cricketer of the Year, at the federation’s annual awards ceremony.
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She completed her hat-trick by adding the Player’s Player of the Season and Women’s ODI Player of the Year accolades.
The Cape Town born Wolvaardt is looking forward to her new journey as she pointed out in a media release on adelaidestrikers.com:
“I am so excited to be joining the Strikers. They are an amazing cricket team and almost went all the way to win the tournament last year,” she said.
“I have been lucky enough to play at both the Adelaide Oval and the Karen Rolton Oval, and both are such beautiful cricket grounds and the city is wonderful too.
“I spent some time in Adelaide earlier this year for the World Cup. I am really excited to meet the team and to make some good memories on and off the field this year,” she concluded.
Photo 1 Caption: Momentum Proteas opening batswoman, Laura Wolvaardt, joins Adelaide Strikers in the Women’s Big Bash League ahead of the 06 season. Photo: ICC