Mignon du Preez, Lizelle Lee to play for Manchester Originals in The Hundred

Mignon du Preez, Lizelle Lee to play for Manchester Originals in The Hundred

Mignon du Preez in action for Loughborough Lightning in WCSL ©Getty Images

South Africa players Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez are among the latest set of players to be signed for the inaugural edition of The Hundred in 2021 on Tuesday (January 19).

Manchester Originals recruited the duo of Lee and du Preez for the tournament that is scheduled to played in 2021 summer in England, while Pace-bowling allrounder Marizanne Kapp has been retained by Oval Invincibles. Chloe Tryon, who was named by London Spirit before the tournament was rescheduled to 2021, has also been retained.

“I’ve got some fantastic memories of playing in England both internationally and in the Women’s Cricket Super League and I can’t wait to take part in The Hundred later this year for Manchester Originals. It’s really exciting to be playing in a new competition and I think it’s a great opportunity to continue to grow the women’s game,” Lee said speaking about the signing.

“The Oval is a fantastic place to play cricket and I’m really looking forward to playing for Oval Invincibles there. We’ve got a great group of players and I’m hoping we can go all the way in the competition,” Kapp said.

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Scotland skipper Kathryn Bryce, ICC’s Associate Player of the Decade, is set to play for Trent Rockets, while her teammate Abtaha Maqsood will join England spinner Kirstie Gordon at Birmingham Phoenix.

Oval Invincibles also signed up England domestic players Rhianna Southby, Eva Gray and Megan Belt. Welsh Fire have signed up five players in Alex Griffiths, Georgia Hennessy, Lauren Filer, Sophie Luff and Natasha Wraith.

Danielle Colins, Cordelia Griffith, Alice Dyson, Hannah Jones will be part of Manchester Originals. Southern Brave named fast bowlers Lauren Bell and Sonia Odedra in their line-up for the 100-ball competition.

London Spirit also added Amara Carr, Danielle Gibson, Susie Rowe and Aylish Cranstone to their squad. Northern Superchargers will have the services of Helen Fenby and Bess Heath. Phoebe Franklin and Emily Arlott will represent Birmingham Phoenix.

According to the statement by the organisers, rest of the women’s squads will be announced in the coming months.

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