Great to have Harman and Jemimah around the squad: Renegades skipper Molineux

Jemimah Rodrigues (L), Harmanpreet Kaur (R) © Getty Images

Melbourne Renegades captain Sophie Molineux has said that the presence of Indian stars Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues has been great for their squad.

Speaking ahead of their weekend clash against Perth Scorchers, Molineux said that Rodrigues and Kaur were awesome in the first few games. “It’s been great to get Harman and Jemimah down and around the group. They are full of energy and knowledge, and experience as well. The group is getting along really well. Hopefully, we can continue that.”

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Molineux was appointed as Renegades skipper ahead of the seventh season of WBBL. The allrounder said that starting their WBBL07 campaign with a win against Hobart Hurricanes in their opening game was crucial for their young squad.

“It’s been a good start for us. I think we have a very fresh squad and some new faces. To get out there in the first game and take away what we did- a win, I think it was pretty beneficial to the group.”

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In their second encounter against Adelaide Strikers, leg-spinner Georgia Wareham got injured while fielding and was ruled out of the rest of the season. Molineux said that it was a massive blow as her deputy was a vital cog in the Renegades set-up.

“It’s pretty tough. Georgia is the heart and soul of the Renegades. She is a very good friend of mine as well. To see her go down like that, I don’t think it was nice to see for anyone watching. In true wolfie’s spirit, she is always up and about. She is great around the group.”

However, Molineux was confident the bowlers on the bench would step and fill in the shoes of Wareham. “Ella Hayward is a spinner. We have a couple of quicks there as well. We will have a look at the pitch and, sort of, assess and see what happens from thereon.”

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