Molly Strano signs up with Hobart Hurricanes for two years

Molly Strano signs up with Hobart Hurricanes for two years

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Hobart Hurricanes have signed up Molly Strano, the leading wicket-taker of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), the club announced on Thursday (July 8). She will don the purple for the next two editions of the competition, after plying her trade for Melbourne Renegades for the last six seasons.

“I made my decision to come to the (Tasmania) Tigers a while ago now, but when it came to deciding where I was going to play my WBBL cricket it was something I had to think long and hard about, and was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make,” said Strano, who has 104 WBBL wickets to her name.

“I’ve absolutely loved my time in red – I was there from the start and over the years we went from strength-to-strength and we competed in two finals series, which is something I’m really proud of. Moving down to Tassie was a big decision for me, so I decided to embrace the move wholeheartedly, and play for both Tasmanian teams.”

“I’m looking forward to throwing myself in the deep end and learn what I can from this new environment, and I’m really excited for this next chapter of my cricketing career.”

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Strano, who was part of the Australian team that won the T20 World Cup last year, became the first player to pick up over a hundred WBBL wickets last season. She has picked wicket in the competition at an average of 18.74 and has a five-fer to her name. She has played every game Renegades played in the WBBL and has 85 caps to her name.

“Having Molly down here in Hobart as a part of the Tigers program is obviously a huge bonus to us from a Hurricanes perspective now to,” said Salliann Beams, Head Coach of Hurricanes.

“Molly’s ability as a cricketer, and in particular a T20 player, is well known, but not only are we excited as to what she can bring to the team on-field, but off-field as well.”

Strano also made the switch from Victoria to Tasmania for the WNCL earlier this year.

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