Amy Satterthwaite will resume her role as captain of the Melbourne Renegades after returning from pregnancy leave.
Satterthwaite and wife Lea Tahuhu have re-signed with the Renegades ahead of the upcoming Women's Big Bash League season after Satterthwaite gave birth to daughter Grace in January.
Melbourne Renegades players Lea Tahuhu and Amy SatterthwaiteCredit:Simon Schluter
Satterthwaite takes back the captaincy from Jess Duffin, who herself gave birth earlier this year.
The Renegades have also signed former Hobart Hurricanes player Erin Fazackerley.
“It’ll be great to rejoin the team in a playing capacity this season after Jess did such a fantastic job leading the group last year,” veteran New Zealand all-rounder Satterthwaite said.
“I’ve enjoyed getting back into training in recent months and I’ve embraced the challenge of working on my game after a few sleepless nights, but it’s all good fun.
“I’m looking forward to working alongside our new coach Lachie Stevens and seeing what the team can achieve.”
Renegade coach Lachlan Stevens was looking forward to the season ahead.
“Amy and Lea bring so much leadership and skill to the group and we’re excited about seeing what Erin can do this season,” Stevens said.
“There’s obviously some continued uncertainty about how the season will unfold but we’ll just focus on preparing as best we can and tackle the challenges that confront us along the way.”
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