Georgia Wareham appointed vice-captain of Melbourne Renegades

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Georgia Wareham in action for Melbourne Renegades. © Getty Images

22-year-old allrounder, Georgia Wareham, has been named vice-captain of Melbourne Renegades ahead of the seventh season of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), which starts on Thursday (October 14). Wareham, who has been part of the Renegades squad since the inception of WBBL, will be the deputy to captain Sophie Molineux.

The leg-spinner was the youngest player in the competition when she was signed by the Renegades before WBBL01 and has since played 62 games for the club to go with 59 internationals for Australia. Through her WBBL career, Wareham has accounted for 31 wickets and also scored 305 runs, including a maiden half-century last season. Unfortunately her tournament was cut short after she suffered an injury in the early stages.

“I’m pretty pumped. It’s exciting to be able to do whatever I can to help Soph out this year as the skipper,” Wareham said. “I’m sure Jess Duffin is going to pretty helpful as well with her experience too. (I’ll be trying to lead) probably more by actions than anything. I’m happy to help out Soph and Helmo wherever I can.”

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Renegades have signed India’s T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues as their overseas players, along with English recruit Evelyn Jones. Wareham believes the new looking Renegades will gel quickly ahead of the long season.

“It is really important (to get along),” she said. “I think we’ve done that really well in past years as Renegades, I think we’ve all got on really well off the field and that goes a long way on the field as well. We’re all just really excited to get together as a group. It’s really exciting and we’re all looking forward to it.”

The Renegades will start their campaign against Hobart Hurricanes on Saturday (October 16) at Bellerive Oval in Hobart.