Tahlia McGrath to play for Adelaide Strikers till WBBL09

Tahlia McGrath to play for Adelaide Strikers till WBBL09

Tahlia McGrath scored her third WBBL half-century. © Getty Images

Adelaide Strikers have signed a three-year deal with allrounder Tahlia McGrath ahead of the seventh edition of the Women's Big Bash League.

Speaking about the signing, McGrath said that she loves the Strikers franchise and signing a long-term deal was an easy decision. “I cannot wait to chuck on the blue again and get stuck into WBBL07. We have got a very talented group and incredible fans. I am determined to bring some silverware back to Adelaide,” she said.

McGrath is the second-highest run-scorer for the Strikers in the history of WBBL and has the experience of playing 83 matches in the tournament so far. She is also among the top wicket-takers for the franchise, with 55 wickets at 25.95 in six seasons.

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She was the third-highest run-getter for the Strikers in WBBL06, and with the ball, McGrath was second in the number of overs bowled for the team. This year, she might have a bigger role to play with the availability of Megan Schutt for the tournament still uncertain.

General Manager of Adelaide Strikers Kate Harkness said that the team management is excited to sign a long-term contract with McGrath. "Tahlia can do it all on the cricket field, with wickets, runs and unbelievable catches all in her repertoire."

“Tahlia is a wonderful person that has come through the ranks of South Australian cricket and made it all the way to the international stage, and for someone of that quality to want to be a Striker for years to come speaks to what we are building in Adelaide.”

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