Welsh Fire have today confirmed the signing of Australian all-rounder Jess Jonassen for The Hundred.
Jonassen, 27, becomes the fourth signing for Welsh Fire, who are led by Australia Women’s Head Coach Matthew Mott.
Joining Jonassen will be her captain at international level, Meg Lanning, as well as the young English pair of Katie George and Bryony Smith.
Jonassen, who is ranked No.1 on the ICC’s list of ODI bowlers, said: “The Hundred is going to be a great competition and it’s going to be an exciting opportunity for the women’s game specifically.
“I’ve enjoyed being a part of the WBBL and watching that grow demonstrates that there’s real appetite for domestic women’s cricket, and I’m sure that will be the same in the UK.
“It will be good to link up with Matt Mott and Meg Lanning, obviously we all work together at international level, but I’m also really excited about playing alongside and getting to know some new faces, like Katie George and Bryony Smith.
“I’m looking forward to being a part of Welsh Fire and hopefully helping take the team forward.”
Jonassen was one of eight signings confirmed today, with each team announcing another marquee player. The new raft of signings also sees former Western Storm allrounder Stafanie Taylor joining Anya Shrubsole at Southern Brave.
|Team||New signing||Current marquee players|
|Birmingham Phoenix||Georgia Elwiss||Amy Jones, Kirstie Gordon, Sophie Devine|
|London Spirit||Deandra Dottin||Heather Knight, Freya Davies, Tammy Beaumont|
|Manchester Originals||Mignon du Preez||Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Lizelle Lee|
|Northern Superchargers||Alice Davidson-Richards||Lauren Winfield (cap), Linsey Smith, Alyssa Healy|
|Oval Invincibles||Rachael Haynes||Laura Marsh, Fran Wilson, Dane van Niekerk|
|Southern Brave||Stafanie Taylor||Anya Shrubsole, Danni Wyatt, Suzie Bates|
|Trent Rockets||Elyse Villani||Nat Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Molineux|
|Welsh Fire||Jess Jonassen||Katie George, Bryony Smith, Meg Lanning|
Team Head Coaches have until May 31 to finalise their line-ups.