Sophie Molineux extends her contract with Melbourne Renegades till 2024

Sophie has represented her country in all three formats, having won the T20 Women’s WC twice.

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Sophie Molineux, Melbourne Renegades Women’s captain, has signed a two-year contract extension with the club. She is the most capped player for the franchise and she will continue with this club for two more years until the ninth edition of the Women’s Big Bash League in 2024.

The 24-year-old was appointed as captain of the side in 2021 and led them to the Challenger, a step before the final. She has represented the Renegades 87 times till now and bagged 67 wickets. In the recently concluded WBBL, she was bowling in the powerplays as well and still managed to maintain an economy of 5.85, claiming 10 wickets in total.

Molineux has represented her country in all three formats already, having won the T20 Women’s World Cup twice. In Australian colours, she has 26 scalps in 27 T20 Internationals at an economy of 5.94. Sophie expressed her happiness after extending her stay with Melbourne Renegades for the next couple of years.

I’m looking forward to this year, bringing it back to our home state: Sophie Molineux

“I’m super pumped and really, really optimistic and looking forward to the next couple of years – especially after the last 12 months that we’ve had. I was really lucky to have had that first year of captaincy under Simon Helmot. He definitely took me under his wing, and we had a great group of girls who were very willing to play any role they could for the team,” she added as quoted by Cricbuzz.

Sophie also said: “I’m really looking forward to this year, to be able to come back to Melbourne, bring it back to our home state and play some home games in front of our fans.”

Melbourne Renegades Manager, James Rosengarten said that the extension of her contract with the club is an exciting part of the future. He added: “Sophie is one of the best spin bowlers in Australia and a fantastic all-round cricketer who can impact games with bat, ball, or in the field.”

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