Perth Scorchers sign a two-year deal with Beth Mooney

Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) Peth Scorchers on Wednesday signed the world’s top-ranked women’s T20 player, Beth Mooney for the period of two years.

The 26-year-old Australian wicket-keeper batsman has an impressive T20 record at domestic and international levels. The left-handed ‘keeper-batter’ was named Player of the Tournament in Australia’s T20 World Cup triumph this year, setting a new record for most runs scored in a single tournament with 259 runs at an average of 65.

“I’m really happy with my decision to join the Scorchers for the next few seasons. I have heard great things about the people and culture at the WACA and I love the way Perth has gone about their cricket over the years,” Mooney said.

“I can’t wait to be a part of the team and continue to learn and evolve as a player. I know that they are building for success and I’m looking forward to being part of that and bringing my knowledge and experience to the side.” She added.

Mooney has been performing really well from the last 12 months as she helped her former team Brisbane Heat win two consecutive WBBL titles, including the last one in 2019. 

“Beth is one of the best T20 batters in the world at the moment and has experienced great success at both the domestic and international levels,” Scorchers Women’s head coach, Shelly Nitschke said.

The acquisition of Mooney comes as a major boost for the Scorchers and their prospects in the WBBL especially after the  Australia skipper Meg Lanning recently moved back to Melbourne Stars.

The 2020 season of WBBL is due on October 17, although Cricket Australia made it clear upon announcing the schedule that it is subjected to change because of the coronavirus pandemic situation.