Sophie Devine’s return a massive boost for us: Sarah Glenn

Sarah Glenn in action for Perth Scorchers (Photo by Hanna Lassen - CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

Perth Scorchers leg-spinner Sarah Glenn said that the return of the skipper Sophie Devine, who was injured last week, is a huge positive for them going into the weekend clashes. Speaking ahead of the match against Hobart Hurricanes, Glenn said that Devine’s return adds great value to the team.

“She (Devine) is a great asset to the team. Obviously, she is a skillful player, but to be the captain leading from the front, we have obviously learnt a lot from her,” Glenn told reporters on Friday (November 20).

With the return of Devine, Glenn said that to have her, Amy Jones and Beth Mooney play together in the crucial matches is good for the team. “I really felt for Jones on that early injury. She took it on really well and worked hard on her rehab. So, to have her back in the squad along with everyone else is really good.”

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Speaking about her first Women’s Big Bash League experience, the leg-spinner said that it had been a learning experience for her. “I kind of knew what the pitches were like, but for me, it’s kind of a learning again,” she said, adding that adapting to different types of batters has been the biggest learning for her through the tournament.

Glenn has been a vital cog of the Scorchers’ bowling plans, especially, in the powerplay and has taken 12 wickets so far in the tournament.

Having never bowled with the new ball before, she admitted to being nervous the first time, but added that having clear plans helped her. “I was clear of my plans, and I went for it like I have nothing to lose. Now that I have a few experiences, I am enjoying it,” she said.

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Scorchers are currently placed fourth in the points table, and they would want to go into the knockouts with back-to-back victories in the final stage of the league phase.

Glenn said that despite the thought of qualification and winning the finals in the back of their minds, they would like to approach the last two games like any other game.

“We will approach it like every game we have done. But we don’t want to get too far ahead, and that’s why we are taking each game as it comes, just trying to focus on winning that game and then going to the next. We know what our plans are. So, we are roaring to go,” she concluded.

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