Sarah Coyte retained by Adelaide Strikers for WBBL06

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Sarah Coyte retained by Adelaide Strikers for WBBL06

Sarah Coyte. © Getty Images

Sarah Coyte, the former Australian all-rounder, has been retained by the Adelaide Strikers for the upcoming season of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).

“I’m stoked to have re-signed with the Strikers and playing for Adelaide and having my Adelaide summers has always felt like home,” said Coyte, who retired from international cricket in 2017.

The 29-year-old played a crucial role in the Strikers’ campaign last year when they reached the finals. She took 19 wickets in 16 matches including her WBBL best figures of 3 for 9 against Sydney Sixers. Though they lost the finals last season, Coyte is hopeful that the Strikers can turn things around in this year.

“I’m hoping we can go one better than last year and hold up that trophy,” she said. “I felt like last year I was in a really good headspace and played some good cricket, and this year I’m in an even better space so I’m really pumped for a better Big Bash than the last!”

Coyte was a part of the Sydney Sixers team when they won the WBBL in 2017-18 before moving to Adelaide Strikers the following year.

The sixth edition of the Women's Big Bash League is scheduled to start on October 17, 2020.

Squad so far: Suzie Bates, Megan Schutt, Tahlia McGrath, Laura Wolvaardt, Darcie Brown, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Sarah Coyte