South African worldwide Laura Wolvaardt has set her eyes on the large prize this 12 months as she confirmed her returned to Adelaide Strikers for the following Girls’s Large Bash League (WBBL) season. The smasher has spent the final two seasons with the Strikers and has now confirmed that their affiliation will proceed for one more 12 months.
Wolvaardt has been very profitable with the Strikers and was the top-scorer for her aspect within the sixth version of the competitors. Within the earlier season, she completed simply behind Katie Mack because the second-highest run-scorer for her aspect.
“I really like enjoying for Adelaide and am so glad that I’ll return this 12 months. We have been so near the title final 12 months and I do know that as a crew, we are able to take that subsequent step this season,” stated Wolvaardt from Birmingham the place South Africa had been competing on the Commonwealth Video games. “The followers round Australia love the WBBL and help us so effectively. I’m actually excited to see everybody once more and hopefully put collectively a robust season.”
We’re thrilled to have her again: Coach Luke Williams
Wolvaardt is an asset to the Strikers not simply with the bat, but additionally as a gun fielder. Final 12 months, she made fairly a couple of headlines as a result of her fielding brilliance. Strikers head coach Luke Williams stated that he’s thrilled to have her again within the squad.
“Laura is a implausible participant and implausible individual. We’re thrilled to have her again for a 3rd season,” stated the coach. “With numerous worldwide caps and loads of expertise in Australian circumstances, Laura is a large a part of our crew. We’re extraordinarily happy she needs to play for the Strikers.”
Wolvaardt has proved her class up to now two seasons. Within the earlier season, she scored 381 runs from 17 matches at a mean of 29.30 and a strike price of 121.33. Head coach Luke Williams will hope that she replicates one thing comparable to assist the Strikers win their maiden title this 12 months.