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New signing in WBBL Derby squad

01 January 2016

South African Shabnim Ismail to play for Renegades

The Melbourne Renegades have signed South African Shabnim Ismail, with the pace bowler set to play in both derbies this weekend.

Ismail is a replacement player for Rachel Priest, with the latter unavailable this weekend due to commitments with her club side Wellington, back in New Zealand. Erica Kershaw will take the gloves in Priest’s absence.

Ismail, right-arm fast medium, has an outstanding career T20I record. In 48 appearances she has taken 43 wickets at the economy rate of just 5.58.

Her wicket taking ability at speed will offer a handy contrast to the spin heavy attack the Renegades have used in the first five matches of their season.

Saturday’s clash with the Melbourne Stars will break new ground, televised on Channel 10 for the first time.

Weekend schedule

Saturday January 2 v Stars at MCG, 1:40pm EDT
Sunday January 3 v Stars at MCG, 2:30pm EDT

Squad v Stars

Sarah Elliott (C)
Briana Binch
Kris Britt
Cassie Brock
Shabnim Ismail
Erica Kershaw
Kirsty Lamb
Sophie Molineux
Molly Strano
Jenny Taffs
Dane van Niekerk
Georgia Wareham
Danni Wyatt