Melbourne Renegades sign Hayley Matthews for WBBL 08
In a remarkable turn of events, experienced West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews has joined hands with Melbourne Renegades for the eighth edition of the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL 8).
Matthews, who currently captains the West Indies women's team, seemed delighted at joining the Renegades camp and said,
"I am excited to be in a new team and wearing red this year with the Renegades. The opportunity to work with a really good coaching staff and be a part of a group that has some pretty special players in it are good incentives for me."
On the other hand, Mr James Rosengarten, Renegades General Manager, also heaped praise on Matthews for her incredible all-round potential and explained how she could form a lethal batting pair alongside Harmanpreet Kaur.
"Alongside Harmanpreet Kaur, we see Hayley playing an important role in our top four. Hayley's all-round abilities combined with her leadership attributes makes her an exciting addition to our team."
Hayley Matthews in action [PC: Twitter]
In her eight-year-long international career, Matthews has slammed 2897 runs in 133 appearances across formats. Notably, she has been in scintillating touch for the Welsh Fire in the ongoing Women's Hundred competition, hammering 109 runs at a fantastic strike rate of 143.42.
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