Kim Garth to play for Melbourne Stars in WBBL07

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Kim Garth to play for Melbourne Stars in WBBL07

Kim Garth was the pick of the bowlers for Perth Scorchers. © Getty Images

Ireland allrounder and Victoria star Kim Garth is all set to play for the Melbourne Stars in the seventh edition of the Women's Big Bash League.

Garth has been a part of Sydney Sixers in the second and third seasons of WBBL before moving to Perth Scorchers in 2019. She has played 35 matches and taken 33 wickets at 20.85.

Speaking about the signing, the Stars Head Coach, Jarrad Loughman, said that Garth has proven to be a tough competitor both in the WBBL and in international cricket for Ireland.

Garth has played 34 ODIs and 51 T20Is for Ireland. She represented her country for the 100th time during the 2018 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.

In June 2020, Garth halted her international career and moved to Australia. Since then, she has been a part of the Victoria team in the WNCL. With Holly Ferling moving to Melbourne Renegades, the experience of Garth could prove to be handy for the Stars in WBBL07.

Having enjoyed her time in Melbourne, Garth said that she is excited to play for the Stars. "Over the last few years, the club has had a great balance of quality young players and world-class talent, and I am excited about our prospects for the upcoming season.”

Delighted about the value Garth will bring to the Stars squad, Loughman said that they are keen to go past their final hurdle from last season.

“The result last year in the final was not what we would have hoped for, however with players like Meg Lanning and Annabel Sutherland committed along with Kim, we are starting to build a strong squad that can go one better in WBBL07.”