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Kerr signs long-term with Sydney Sixers

Amelia Kerry has signed for the Sydney Sixers in the WBBL
Amelia Kerr is one of the stars of the modern game and has signed a three-year deal with the Sydney Sixers PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER/LINTOTT PHOTOGRAPHY

A compliment for Amelia Kerr with her signing at the WBBL team, the Sydney Sixers for the next three seasons.


The franchise described Kerry as "one of the most sought-after signatures on the market." and is widely regarded as one of the best players in the game. 


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The 23-year-old previously spent five seasons with the Brisbane Heat, making 58 appearances during her time in teal and playing a vital role in the side’s championship victory in WBBL|05. 


With an impressive 854 runs in the competition to date – in addition to 62 wickets – the all-rounder was one of the top-ten run-scorers last summer, with 355 runs under her belt. 


Kerr started her international career in 2018 as a 17-year-old, leg-spinner but now with two Women’s World Cup appearances (2017, 2022), three Women’s T20 World Cup appearances (2018, 2020, 2023) and Commonwealth Games bronze medal is one the most integral members of the White Ferns. 


She will reunite with her Mumbai Indians coach and current Sydney Sixers head coach, Charlotte Edwards, the pair will be looking to back-up their success from the inaugural WPL season, claiming the championship together in 2023.


 “I’m really excited for the opportunity to join the Sixers. It’s a team that has always competed at a high level and to be able to play alongside some world class players, I believe will help to grow my game.


 “Jess [Kerr] and Suzie [Bates] have both spoken so highly of the club and the environment so I’m looking forward to being a part of it and can hopefully add some value both on and off the field. 


“It was an extremely hard decision to leave Brisbane as the players and staff there have been nothing but good to me and I’m very grateful for the five seasons I've spent at the Heat. 


“I want to keep finding ways to better myself as a cricketer and a person so I'm looking forward to this exciting new opportunity with the Sixers.”


Kerr was signed under the League’s new multi-year contract provision which enables each club to sign one overseas player each season for up to three years, outside of the WBBL Draft.


Sydney Sixers General Manager, Rachael Haynes said it was a big boost to the franchise.


” We’re obviously incredibly pleased to have secured Amelia. She’s one of the best all-rounders in the world and highly sought-after for a reason. 


“The new multi-year contract provision for overseas players has allowed us to secure Amelia for the next three years which is a huge win for our members and fans," said Haynes.


Kerr will join the side later this season, but in the meantime is preparing for the White Ferns tour of England.


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