WBBL 2021 – Perth Scorchers sign Marizanne Kapp and Chamari Athapaththu for 2021-22 Women’s Big Bash League season
Kapp has moved from the Sydney Sixers while Athapaththu has previous experience in the WBBL with Melbourne Renegades
Kapp, the world’s No. 1 ODI allrounder, has moved from the Sydney Sixers. She brings plenty of experience to the Scorchers, having played in various leagues across the world, including the Kia Super League in England. She has picked up 90 wickets in the WBBL along with scoring 892 runs in the tournament, bolstering a Scorchers team that has not won a title yet. Kapp has also played 81 T20Is, with 986 runs at an average of 18.96 and has picked up 62 wickets at an economy rate of 5.39.
“Marizanne is one of the premier all-rounders in world cricket and has a phenomenal WBBL record,” the Scorchers’ head coach Shelley Nitschke said. “With over a decade of international experience and a highly-regarded work ethic, Marizanne will have a strong impact both on and off field for the Scorchers. Chamari Athapaththu is an undeniable match-winner and has the ability to take the game away from the opposition quickly.”