Last Update on: September 27th, 2023 at 12:42 pm
England women’s cricket team batter Danni Wyatt has pulled out of the upcoming edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), citing fatigue as the reason. Danni Wyatt was set to represent the Perth Scorchers franchise in the upcoming season of the WBBL.
Danni Wyatt was selected as a gold pick in the inaugural WBBL draft by the Perth Scorchers earlier this month. The Perth-based franchise will now search for a replacement for Wyatt. Notably, the right-handed batter was rested from the recent ODI series against Sri Lanka.
After the draft, Scorchers head coach Becky Grundy expressed excitement about having a quality player like Danni Wyatt.
“We’re rapt to be able to have someone of Danni’s quality in orange. She’s shown in international cricket her ability to float up and down the order, so there’s flexibility there,” Becky Grundy said after the draft.
The women’s cricket calendar has become busier, causing players like Smriti Mandhana and Nat Sciver-Brunt to refrain from putting their names in the WBBL draft. They are selectively choosing franchise tournaments due to their packed international cricket schedules.
We’ve Discussed With Out Coaches – Megan Schutt
In a conversation with ESPNcricinfo, Australian pace bowler Megan Schutt acknowledged that their overall schedule is quite intimidating. Schutt said that she and her teammates have discussed with their coaches how to manage their busy schedules.
“Our schedule as a whole is pretty intimidating to be honest. But just having the choice is probably the ultimate opportunity in itself. There’s so many leagues now that if someone does want to do the T20 circuit, that’s bloody awesome,” Schutt said.
“If they have the body and desire to keep doing that then that’s cool. But it’s definitely daunting and something we’ve discussed with our coaches about how we are going to manage ourselves,” she added.
The Women’s Big Bash League 2023 is scheduled to commence on October 19, with the match between Sydney Sixers Women and Melbourne Stars Women. A total of 56 matches will be played in the tournament before the final game.