England’s win in the recently-concluded Women’s World Cup should give the Women’s Cricket Super League T20 a much-needed boost headed into its second edition. The Kia Super League squads can be found below.
Known as the Kia Super League T20, it was first played in the 2016 season and the six-team tournament was won by Southern Vipers, a side led by the former English captain Charlotte Edwards. The Vipers had finished at the top of the points table with four wins and a defeat and stormed into the final where they played the winner of the semi-final between Loughborough Lightning and Western Storm.
Heather Knight’s unbeaten 52 led the Storm to a win but in the final Suzie Bates slammed a 46-ball 52 to help the Vipers overcome the Western Storm in the final.
This season of the Women’s Super League will see a whole gamut of women’s cricketers from England and all over the world, with the likes Ellyse Perry, Harmanpreet Kaur and Chamari Atapattu making it to different squads. However, Kaur has been ruled out of the tournament because of an injury and replaced by Dillon du Preez.
The Lancashire Thunder will be led by Danielle Hazell and will have Sarah Taylor, Jess Jonassen and Lea Tahuhu as a part of the squad while Loughborough Lightning have Georgia Elwiss captaining the team. Perry, Elyse Villani and Kristen Beams will all make the team as well.
Edwards continues to lead the defending champions Southern Vipers, while Danni Wyatt, Suzie Bates and Arran Brindle make up the squad as well. Surrey Stars will see Nat Sciver captain the team even as Tammy Beaumont, Laura Marsh and Kaur will hope they can get going for them.
The Western Storm will be captained by Heather Knight while the player of the final, Anya Shrubsole, will be joined by Stafanie Taylor and Rachel Priest as two of the overseas players while Yorkshire Diamonds will be captained by keeper-batter Lauren Winfield and have Katherine Brunt, Jenny Gunn and Chamari Atapattu as the others in the squad.
Get all the Kia Super League squads for the 2017 season below:
Danielle Hazell (captain), Sarah Taylor, Kate Cross, Amy Satterthwaite, Jess Jonassen, Lea Tahuhu, Sophie Ecclestone, Emma Lamb, Eve Jones, Ellie Threlkeld, Natasha Miles, Natalie Brown, Alice Dyson, Rachel Dickinson, Ella Telford.
Georgia Elwiss (captain), Amy Jones, Beth Langston, Ellyse Perry, Kristen Beams, Elyse Villani, Paige Scholfield, Thea Brookes, Georgia Boyce, Becky Grundy, Sonia Odedra, Marie Kelly, Sarah Glenn, Lucy Higham, Abi Freeborn.
Charlotte Edwards (captain), Tash Farrant, Danni Wyatt, Arran Brindle, Suzie Bates, Mignon du Preez, Hayley Matthews, Georgia Adams, Katie George, Linsey Smith, Ellen Burt, Tara Norris, Izzy Collis, Carla Rudd, Charlie Dean.
Nat Sciver (captain), Tammy Beaumont, Laura Marsh, Alex Hartley, Marizanne Kapp, Rene Farrell, Bryony Smith, Sophia Dunkley, Grace Gibbs, Aylish Cranstone, Cordelia Griffith, Hannah Jones, Naomi Dattani, Kirstie White.
Heather Knight (captain), Anya Shrubsole, Fran Wilson, Holly Huddleston, Stafanie Taylor, Rachel Priest, Georgia Hennessy, Sophie Luff, Freya Davies, Danielle Gibson, Claire Thomas, Lauren Parfitt, Jodie Dibble, Amara Carr, Alice Macleod.
Lauren Winfield (captain), Katherine Brunt, Jenny Gunn, Chamari Atapattu, Sune Luus, Sophie Devine, Hollie Armitage Alice Davidson-Richards, Anna Nicholls, Katie Levick, Katie Thompson, Steph Butler, Laura Crofts, Teresa Graves, Maddie Walsh