Southern Brave signs Amelia Kerr; Dane van Niekerk to play for Oval Invincibles

Amelia Kerr celebrates a wicket. © Getty Images

New Zealand all-rounder Amelia Kerr is all set to represent Southern Brave in the inaugural edition of The Hundred next year. She will be joining the likes of Anya Shrubsole, Danielle Wyatt along with Fi Morris, who was signed by the club.

Speaking about the signing Kerr said that she is excited to play for the Brave in the first season of The Hundred. "Hopefully, I can complement what is already an incredibly talented team, and it’s great to see so many amazing international players going head-to-head. I'm looking forward to putting on a show and continuing to put the women’s game on the map.”

South Africa skipper Dane van Niekerk was retained by Oval Invincibles, who signed Scotland's star batter Sarah Bryce. England domestic players Alice Capsey and Jo Gardner, too, were signed by the franchise. They will be joining the likes of Marizanne Kaap and Georgia Adams in the squad.

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Meanwhile, Freya Davis, who was recalled to the England squad recently, was retained by London Spirit along with all-rounder Charlie Dean, and seamer Sophie Munro.

Davis said that it would be really special to play there for London Spirit this summer. "The Hundred is a fantastic competition for the women’s game and is another important step in us growing the sport.”

Among the other domestic players, Thea Brookes, Gwen Davies, and Isabelle Wong would be playing for Birmingham Phoenix, Manchester Originals have announced the signing of Alex Hartley, along with Georgie Boyce, Natalie Brown, and Emma Lamb.