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Heat Unveil WBBL Big Guns

30 November 2018

The WBBL Brisbane Heat have named Australian World T20 champions Beth Mooney, Delissa Kimmince and Jess Jonassen as well as South African recruits Laura Wolvaardt and Sune Luus for their series opener on Sunday morning against the Adelaide Strikers in Melbourne.

The Heat’s 13-player squad also includes teenager allrounder Charli Knott, who turned 16 on Thursday.
 
Mooney and Kimmince played in the Final when Australia defeated England to claim the ICC World T20 title in the West Indies.
 
The Australian trio will link with the rest of their Heat teammates tomorrow in Melbourne before playing on Sunday morning at the CitiPower Centre at Junction Oval.

 The match will be broadcast on the Seven network, Fox Cricket and streamed on cricket.com.au.
 
WBBL Heat coach Peter McGiffin said the players involved in the WT20 titles were looking forward to the start of the competition.
 
“The South African girls Sune and Laura have had a few days to acclimatise and practice with us while Aussies have had a busy time since getting back, but they are all feeling good and keen to play,’’ he said.

“We’re excited about taking on the Strikers and being part of a big opening weekend for the WBBL.”

Luus and Knott would be the only debutants for the Heat if chosen in the starting side, with the leg-spinning allrounder a veteran of more than 50 T20 internationals so far for the Proteas.
 
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WBBL Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers, Sunday 2 December
9.40am Qld time

The Heat will host the opening game of the BBL|08 season against the defending champion Adelaide Strikers at the Gabba on Wednesday December 19th. 

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