“When we lost Amelia Kerr, we were confident we could back our group to give a good account of themselves regardless. But adding Poonam’s skill and her competitiveness is a huge result.”
"We think Poonam will also be very good for the younger players in the squad – she has demonstrated her composure on the biggest stage in the world at the MCG and played cricket at a high level in a number of countries.”
“We’re really keen for her to share those insights with our players during the tournament and will urge the group to learn as much as they can.”
“We’re looking forward to introducing her to everyone once the International series is completed and getting ready for the Tasmanian leg of the tournament.”
Heat have also confirmed the signings of ACT Meteors duo Nicola Hancock and Zoe Cooke. Hancock returns for a second season after impressing with 11 wickets for Heat in last year’s WBBL, while Cooke will be making her first appearance in the squad.
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