Kent Women captain Tammy Beaumont has signed for Sydney Thunder ahead of the sixth Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) in Australia.
Beaumont, who has played for the Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers, is renowned as a destructive top-order batter in T20 cricket and goes to Australia off the back of an England 5-0 series IT20 win over the West Indies.
The 29-year-old provided an insight into the power she packs by securing the 2017 World Cup’s player of the tournament medal on the back of a run-scoring spree that yielded 410 runs.
She joins up with Sydney Thunder alongside England teammate and captain, Heather Knight. The whole of WBBL 06 will be staged in Sydney due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Kent Women Head Coach Dave Hathrill said: “Tammy is rightly known as one of the best T20 batters in the world and we’re really pleased to see her fly the flag for Kent once more in the WBBL.
“Her talent and experience will be invaluable to the Thunder and we wish her the very best for this tournament.”
Sydney Thunder WBBL Coach Trevor Griffin said: “Tammy is an aggressive player who wants to score runs and wants to dominate… and that’s the way we want to play our cricket.
“Both signings are great at connecting with people and sharing their ideas, so I have no doubt that our entire squad will benefit from having Heather and Tammy around.”