Kapp re-signs with Perth Scorchers ahead of the eighth season of WBBL

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South African international Marizanne Kapp has re-signed with Perth Scorchers for the eighth edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). The all-rounder was a crucial part of the Scorchers’ maiden WBBL title in the seventh edition as she won the ‘Player of the Final’ against the Adelaide Strikers. 

After representing Sydney Sixers in 83 fixtures across six seasons, the all-rounder parted ways with the two-time champions and joined the Scorchers ahead of the seventh season. During the eighth season, the 32-year-old represented the Scorchers in 14 matches and took 12 wickets. She was at her best during the summit clash against the Strikers with an unbeaten 31 and took a wicket. 

Reacting to her return to Western Australia, Kapp expressed her excitement. “I’m thrilled to sign on for another season with Perth,” she said. “Winning the title last year in front of the Orange Army was an awesome experience, and something the whole group is incredibly driven to repeat. 

“There’s a great blend of youth and experience within the squad, we’ve got an excellent coach in Shelley, and the culture we’ve built together is really strong,” she added. 

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The right-hander batter recently showed her batting prowess with a sensational century against England in the Test match at Taunton. She was amongst the wickets in the ODI World Cup as she took 12 wickets, including a five-wicket haul against England in the group stage. 

Perth Scorchers’ coach Shelly Nitschke shared her thoughts on the return of Kapp to the champion team. “We’re stoked to have Kappie back. She’s one of the best all-rounders in the world and she keeps getting better and better, particularly with her batting,’ the coach said.

“She has been around for a while and is incredibly diligent with her preparation, making her such a good role model for those younger players coming through. It’s certainly exciting to have her on our team,” she concluded.

Perth Scorchers WBBL08 Squad: Mathilda Carmichael, Sophie Devine (c) (NZ), Maddy Green (NZ), Marizanne Kapp (SA), Alana King, Lilly Mills, Beth Mooney, Chloe Piparo