Women Big Bash League 2021: Full schedule, Squads and New Signings

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Women Big Bash League 2021 schedule squad
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Women Big Bash League 2021 schedule and squad (WBBL 2021 – 2022 Schedule Squad): Cricket Australia releases the schedule for the most awaited Women Big Bash League 2021. The 7th season of the exciting T20 competition will kickstart on October 14, 2021.

Earlier CA also released the Men’s BBL 2021-22 squad and schedule which kickstarts from 5th December 2021 and finals on January 28, 2022.

The finals of the WBBL 2021 will be set to play on 27th November of 2021. The WBBL 2021 (bbl women’s league 2021) features 59 matches in total which includes 56 group league matches, an Eliminator, a Challenger, and a final match.

The venues for the post-league matches have not yet been decided. The initial match is set to play between Sydney Sixers Women and Melbourne Stars Women at North Sydney Oval.

Sydney Thunders won BBL 2020
Sydney Thunders won BBL 2020

WBBL 2021 Teams and Captains

A total of 8 teams will feature in the 7th edition of the Women Big Bash League season. Following are the details of the team’s captain and head coach for this season of WBBL:

TeamCaptainCoach
Adelaide StrikersTahlia McGrathLuke Williams
Brisbane HeatJess JonassenAshley Noffke
Hobart HurricanesRachel PriestSalliann Briggs
Melbourne RenegadesSophie MolineuxSimon Helmot
Melbourne StarsMeg LanningJarrad Loughman
Perth ScorchersSophie DevineShelley Nitschke
Sydney SixersEllyse PerryBen Sawyer
Sydney ThunderHannah DarlingtonTrevor Griffin

Women Big Bash League 2021 Points Table

TeamsMatWonLostTiedNRPtsNRR
Perth Scorchers Women149302200.649
Melbourne Renegades Women14840218-0.149
Brisbane Heat Women148501170.517
Adelaide Strikers Women147601150.707
Melbourne Stars Women14570212-0.385
Hobart Hurricanes Women14580111-0.258
Sydney Thunder Women14480210-0.301
Sydney Sixers Women1449019-0.704

 

Women Big Bash League 2021 Schedule, Squad

WBBL 2021-22 Schedule

Match NoDateMatchVenueGMTLocal Time(AMD)
1Oct 14, ThuSydney Sixers Women vs Melbourne Stars WomenNorth Sydney Oval, Sydney08:40 AM GMT 07:40 PM LOCAL
2Oct 16, SatPerth Scorchers Women vs Brisbane Heat WomenNorth Sydney Oval, Sydney04:40 AM GMT 03:40 PM LOCAL
3Oct 16, SatSydney Thunder Women vs Adelaide Strikers WomenNorth Sydney Oval, Sydney08:05 AM GMT 07:05 PM LOCAL
4Oct 17, SunMelbourne Renegades Women vs Hobart Hurricanes WomenNorth Sydney Oval, Sydney11:15 PM GMT (Oct 16) 10:15 AM LOCAL
5Oct 17, SunSydney Sixers Women vs Sydney Thunder WomenNorth Sydney Oval, Sydney02:40 AM GMT 01:40 PM LOCAL
6Oct 19, TueAdelaide Strikers Women vs Sydney Thunder WomenBlacktown International Sportspark, Sydney04:40 AM GMT 03:40 PM LOCAL
7Oct 19, TueMelbourne Stars Women vs Sydney Sixers WomenBlacktown International Sportspark, Sydney08:05 AM GMT 07:05 PM LOCAL
8Oct 20, WedMelbourne Renegades Women vs Adelaide Strikers WomenBlacktown International Sportspark, Sydney04:40 AM GMT 03:40 PM LOCAL
9Oct 20, WedBrisbane Heat Women vs Perth Scorchers WomenBlacktown International Sportspark, Sydney08:05 AM GMT 07:05 PM LOCAL
10Oct 23, SatAdelaide Strikers Women vs Hobart Hurricanes WomenTBC, TBC11:15 PM GMT (Oct 22) 04:45 AM LOCAL
11Oct 23, SatMelbourne Stars Women vs Brisbane Heat WomenTBC, TBC03:00 AM GMT 08:30 AM LOCAL
12Oct 23, SatSydney Thunder Women vs Sydney Sixers WomenW.A.C.A. Ground, Perth07:40 AM GMT 03:40 PM LOCAL
13Oct 23, SatPerth Scorchers Women vs Melbourne Renegades WomenW.A.C.A. Ground, Perth11:05 AM GMT 07:05 PM LOCAL
14Oct 24, SunAdelaide Strikers Women vs Brisbane Heat WomenTBC, TBC11:15 PM GMT (Oct 23) 04:45 AM LOCAL
16Oct 24, SunMelbourne Stars Women vs Hobart Hurricanes WomenTBC, TBC03:00 AM GMT 08:30 AM LOCAL
15Oct 24, SunSydney Sixers Women vs Melbourne Renegades WomenW.A.C.A. Ground, Perth05:40 AM GMT 01:40 PM LOCAL
17Oct 24, SunPerth Scorchers Women vs Sydney Thunder WomenW.A.C.A. Ground, Perth06:15 AM GMT 02:15 PM LOCAL
18Oct 26, TueMelbourne Stars Women vs Adelaide Strikers WomenAurora Stadium, Launceston04:40 AM GMT 03:40 PM LOCAL
19Oct 26, TueHobart Hurricanes Women vs Brisbane Heat WomenAurora Stadium, Launceston08:05 AM GMT 07:05 PM LOCAL
20Oct 27, WedHobart Hurricanes Women vs Melbourne Stars WomenAurora Stadium, Launceston08:05 AM GMT 07:05 PM LOCAL
21Oct 30, SatAdelaide Strikers Women vs Melbourne Renegades WomenLilac Hill Park, Perth02:30 AM GMT 10:30 AM LOCAL
22Oct 30, SatSydney Thunder Women vs Melbourne Stars WomenCarrara Oval, Queensland04:40 AM GMT 02:40 PM LOCAL
23Oct 30, SatPerth Scorchers Women vs Sydney Sixers WomenLilac Hill Park, Perth06:15 AM GMT 02:15 PM LOCAL
24Oct 30, SatBrisbane Heat Women vs Hobart Hurricanes WomenCarrara Oval, Queensland08:05 AM GMT 06:05 PM LOCAL
25Oct 31, SunSydney Thunder Women vs Hobart Hurricanes WomenCarrara Oval, Queensland11:15 PM GMT (Oct 30) 09:15 AM LOCAL
26Oct 31, SunMelbourne Renegades Women vs Sydney Sixers WomenLilac Hill Park, Perth02:30 AM GMT 10:30 AM LOCAL
27Oct 31, SunBrisbane Heat Women vs Melbourne Stars WomenCarrara Oval, Queensland02:40 AM GMT 12:40 PM LOCAL
28Oct 31, SunPerth Scorchers Women vs Adelaide Strikers WomenLilac Hill Park, Perth06:15 AM GMT 02:15 PM LOCAL
29Nov 05, FriHobart Hurricanes Women vs Perth Scorchers WomenKaren Rolton Oval, Adelaide, South Australia03:15 AM GMT 12:45 PM LOCAL
30Nov 06, SatMelbourne Renegades Women vs Brisbane Heat WomenJunction Oval, Melbourne11:15 PM GMT (Nov 05) 09:15 AM LOCAL
31Nov 06, SatSydney Sixers Women vs Hobart Hurricanes WomenKaren Rolton Oval, Adelaide, South Australia11:45 PM GMT (Nov 05) 09:15 AM LOCAL
32Nov 06, SatMelbourne Stars Women vs Sydney Thunder WomenJunction Oval, Melbourne02:40 AM GMT 12:40 PM LOCAL
33Nov 06, SatAdelaide Strikers Women vs Perth Scorchers WomenKaren Rolton Oval, Adelaide, South Australia03:15 AM GMT 12:45 PM LOCAL
34Nov 07, SunSydney Thunder Women vs Brisbane Heat WomenJunction Oval, Melbourne11:15 PM GMT (Nov 06) 09:15 AM LOCAL
35Nov 07, SunMelbourne Stars Women vs Melbourne Renegades WomenJunction Oval, Melbourne02:40 AM GMT 12:40 PM LOCAL
36Nov 07, SunSydney Sixers Women vs Adelaide Strikers WomenTBC, TBC03:15 AM GMT 08:45 AM LOCAL
37Nov 09, TuePerth Scorchers Women vs Hobart Hurricanes WomenBlacktown International Sportspark, Sydney04:40 AM GMT 03:40 PM LOCAL
38Nov 09, TueSydney Thunder Women vs Melbourne Renegades WomenBlacktown International Sportspark, Sydney08:05 AM GMT 07:05 PM LOCAL
39Nov 10, WedMelbourne Renegades Women vs Perth Scorchers WomenBlacktown International Sportspark, Sydney04:40 AM GMT 03:40 PM LOCAL
40Nov 10, WedSydney Sixers Women vs Brisbane Heat WomenBlacktown International Sportspark, Sydney08:05 AM GMT 07:05 PM LOCAL
41Nov 13, SatMelbourne Renegades Women vs Sydney Thunder WomenTBC, TBC11:15 PM GMT (Nov 12) 04:45 AM LOCAL
42Nov 13, SatMelbourne Stars Women vs Perth Scorchers WomenTBC, TBC03:00 AM GMT 08:30 AM LOCAL
43Nov 13, SatHobart Hurricanes Women vs Adelaide Strikers WomenBellerive Oval, Hobart04:40 AM GMT 03:40 PM LOCAL
44Nov 13, SatBrisbane Heat Women vs Sydney Sixers WomenBellerive Oval, Hobart08:05 AM GMT 07:05 PM LOCAL
46Nov 14, SunSydney Thunder Women vs Perth Scorchers WomenTBC, TBC11:15 PM GMT (Nov 13) 04:45 AM LOCAL
45Nov 14, SunBrisbane Heat Women vs Adelaide Strikers WomenBellerive Oval, Hobart11:15 PM GMT (Nov 13) 10:15 AM LOCAL
47Nov 14, SunHobart Hurricanes Women vs Sydney Sixers WomenBellerive Oval, Hobart02:40 AM GMT 01:40 PM LOCAL
48Nov 14, SunMelbourne Renegades Women vs Melbourne Stars WomenTBC, TBC03:00 AM GMT 08:30 AM LOCAL
49Nov 19, FriHobart Hurricanes Women vs Melbourne Renegades WomenHarrup Park, Mackay04:40 AM GMT 02:40 PM LOCAL
50Nov 19, FriBrisbane Heat Women vs Sydney Thunder WomenHarrup Park, Mackay08:05 AM GMT 06:05 PM LOCAL
51Nov 20, SatPerth Scorchers Women vs Melbourne Stars WomenKaren Rolton Oval, Adelaide, South Australia11:15 PM GMT (Nov 19) 08:45 AM LOCAL
52Nov 20, SatAdelaide Strikers Women vs Sydney Sixers WomenKaren Rolton Oval, Adelaide, South Australia02:40 AM GMT 12:10 PM LOCAL
53Nov 20, SatHobart Hurricanes Women vs Sydney Thunder WomenHarrup Park, Mackay04:40 AM GMT 02:40 PM LOCAL
54Nov 20, SatBrisbane Heat Women vs Melbourne Renegades WomenHarrup Park, Mackay08:05 AM GMT 06:05 PM LOCAL
55Nov 21, SunSydney Sixers Women vs Perth Scorchers WomenKaren Rolton Oval, Adelaide, South Australia11:15 PM GMT (Nov 20) 08:45 AM LOCAL
56Nov 21, SunAdelaide Strikers Women vs Melbourne Stars WomenKaren Rolton Oval, Adelaide, South Australia02:40 AM GMT 12:10 PM LOCAL
EliminatorNov 24, WedBrisbane Heat Women vs Adelaine Strikers WomenAdelaide Oval, Adelaide12:00 AM GMT 05:30 AM LOCAL
ChallengerNov 25, ThuMelbourne Renegades Women vs Adelaine Strikers WomenAdelaide Oval, Adelaide12:00 AM GMT 05:30 AM LOCAL
FinalNov 27, SatPerth Scorchers Women vs Adelaine Strikers WomenPerth Stadium, Perth12:00 AM GMT 05:30 AM LOCAL

 

Women Big Bash League 2021-22 Squad

Each squad is to be made up of 15 active players. Teams can sign up to five ‘marquee players’ with a maximum of three of those from overseas. Marquees are classed as any overseas player, or a local player who holds a Cricket Australia national contract at the start of the WBBL|07 signing period.

Following are the details of the WBBL squad for the 2021 tournament:

* CA contracted Australian marquee player

Adelaide Strikers Women’s Team

Darcie Brown*, Tahlia McGrath*, Megan Schutt, Dané Van Niekerk, Laura Wolvaardt (SA), Jemma Barbby, Nell Bryson Smith, Sarah Coyte, Megan Dixon, Katie Mack, Tegan McPharlin, Bridget Patterson, Maddie Penna, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Annie O’Neil.

Brisbane Heat Women’s Team

Jess Jonassen* (c), Anneke Bosch (SA), Nadine de Klerk (SA), Poonam Yadav, Zoe Cooke, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Kimmince, Mikayla Hinkley, Ellie Johnston, Charli Knott, Georgia Prestwidge, Georiga Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll.

Hobart Hurricanes Women’s Team

Rachel Priest(c), Nicola Carey*, Tayla Vlaeminck, Mignon du Preez, Richa Ghosh, Angelina Genford, Maisy Gibson, Ruth Johnston, Sasha Moloney, Chloe Rafferty, Amy Smith, Molly Strano, Naomi Stalenberg, Belinda Vakarewa, Rachel Trenaman.

Melbourne Renegades Women’s Team

Sophie Molineux* (c), Makinley Blows, Josie Dooley, Jess Duffin, Ellen Falconer, Holly Ferling, Poppy Gardner, Ella Hayward, Eve Jones, Harmanpreet Kaur, Carly Leeson, Rhiann O’Donnell, Jemimah Rodrigues, Georgia Wareham*, Courtney Webb.

Melbourne Stars Women’s Team

Meg Lanning (c), Annabel Sutherland, Maria Bouchier, Kim Garth, Linsey Smith, Lucy Cripps, Maddy Darke, Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Georgia Gall, Anna Lanning, Rhys McKenna, Erin Osborne, Elyse Villani.

Perth Scorchers Women’s Team

Sophie Devine (NZ) (c), Beth Mooney*, Chamari Athapathu (SL), Marizanne Kapp (SA), Samantha Betts, Mathilda Carmichael, Piepa Cleary, Ashley Day, Amy Edgar, Heather Graham, Lisa Griffith, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo.

Sydney Sixers Women’s Team

Ellyse Perry* (c), Ashleigh Gardner*, Alyssa Healy*, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, Jade Allen, Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Emma Hughes, Matilda Lugg, Angela Reakes, Clarie Moore.

Sydney Thunder Women’s Team

Rachael Haynes (c), Smriti Mandhana (IND), Deepti Sharma (IND), Issy Wong (ENG), Samantha Bates, Hannah Darlington, Jess Davidson, Corinne Hall, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Anika Learoyd, Phoebe Litchfield, Kate Peterson, Olivia Porter, , Lauren Smith, Tahlia Wilson.

New Signings of WBBL 2021-22

Adelaide Strikers

  • Katie Mack and Maddie Penna signs to play for Adelaide Strikers for the BBL07.
  • Adelaide Strikers announce the return of South African international Laura Wolvaardt for Weber WBBL|07.
  • Sarah Coyte re-signed to play one more year for Adelaide Strikers.
  • Tahlia McGrath signed by Adelaide Strikers play for BBL07.
  • Adelaide Strikers WBBL signs South African superstar Dané Van Niekerk for Weber WBBL|07.
  • Annie O’Neil has re-signed with Adelaide Strikers ahead of Weber WBBL|07
  • Megan Schutt signs a three-extension deal with Adelaide Strikers.

Brisbane Heat

  • South African allrounder Anneke Bosch and Nadine de Klerk signed for the BBL 07.
  • Indian leggie Poonam Yadav was signed by Brisbane Heat for the upcoming WBBL07.

Hobart Hurricanes

  • South Africa’s Mignon du Preez signed to play for Hobart Hurricanes.
  • Allrounder Rachel Trenaman signs a two-year deal with Hobart Hurricanes.
  • Australian all-rounder, Nicola Carey, re-commit to the Hobart Hurricanes for WBBL|07, re-signing on a new two-year deal.
  • Sasha Moloney re-commit to the Hobart Hurricanes for the WBBL07.
  • The Hobart Hurricanes signed Ruth Johnston and Angelina Genford for WBBL07.
  • Indian teenager, Richa Ghosh, has been named as the final piece of the Hobart Hurricanes puzzle for Weber WBBL|07.

Melbourne Renegades

  • Australian leg-spinner Georgia Wareham has re-committed to the Melbourne Renegades for a further three seasons.
  • Emerging all-rounder Carly Leeson has re-signed with the Melbourne Renegades for WBBL|07.
  • Ellie Falconer has signed a three-year deal with Melbourne Renegades.
  • Rhiann O’Donnell and Poppy Gardner have signed for BBL07.
  • The Melbourne Renegades have signed English all-rounder Eve Jones for WBBL|07.
  • Jemimah Rodrigues was signed by Melbourne Renegades for WBBL 2021.
  • Harmanpreet Kaur will be playing for Melbourne Renegades in WBBL|07.

Melbourne Stars

  • Irish fast bowler Kim Garth signs for Melbourne Stars for the WBBL07 season.
  • Anna Lanning and 17-year-old emerging talents Rhys McKenna and Georgia Gall have signed to play for WBBL07.
  • The Melbourne Stars have signed new England debutant Maia Bouchier for the upcoming Weber WBBL season.
  • England spinner Linsey Smith was signed by Stars for the WBBL07 season.
  • Wicket Keeper batter Maddy Darke signed by Stars.

Sydney Sixers

  • After three seasons with the ACT Meteors, honing her craft as a wicketkeeper-batter, 21-year-old Matilda Lugg joins Sydney Sixers.
  • Fast bowler Maitlan Brown signs a three-year deal with the Sydney Sixers.
  • Shafali Verma and Radha Yadav signed to play for Weber WBBL|07.

Sydney Thunder

  • Corinne Hall signs a one-year deal with the Sydney Thunder for the WBBL07 season.
  • Sydney Thunder signs star India pair Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma for the WBBL07 season.
  • England fast bowler Issy Wong signed for WBBL07.
  • Tamworth school student Jessica Davidson receives the maiden WBBL campaign and will complete her Higher School Certificate remotely while travelling with the Thunder, including her music exam online.

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