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Tahlia Wilson joins star-studded Sydney Thunder line up as Weber WBBL|09 approaches.
The up-and-coming Australian star signed a two-year deal that sees her continue with the club until the end of the WBBL|10 competition.
Wilson first signed with Thunder back in 2019, having played her first WBBL season with Sydney Sixers the previous year.
The wicket-keeper batter has scored 425 runs in her 43 appearances for the club and is one half of the highest partnership ever in lime green when Wilson and Smriti Mandhana put on 125* together against Melbourne Renegades back in WBBL|07.
The wicketkeeper-batter opened the batting for Australia A throughout their winter tour in England this year, scoring a nifty 81 against England’s A side, providing a platform for her team to take a 34-run win.
Wilson joins the side merely a day after the announcement of Heather Knight’s as the team’s captain, another huge moment for the new era at Sydney Thunder.
Wilson commented, “I’m so ready to be back in the lime green. Our international signings [Marizanne Kapp, Heather Knight and Lauren Bell] are top class, along with the solid list of domestic players, we really do have lots to be excited about this summer.
“Heather gave so much to us on and off the field last time she was here. She’s a great player and captain, so I’m looking forward to her skippering the side for the season. With her and Lisa [Keightley] running the group, it feels like a big year for us.”
Thunder officially get underway on October 22 at the North Sydney Oval against rival Sydney Sixers.
Tickets for all fixtures are available HERE.