Sydney Thunder’s Maisy Gibson wants to carry her recent form into this season’s Women’s Big Bash League, which starts this weekend.
The Hunter product claimed career-best figures 4-28 in a 71-run win for NSW in the women’s national one-day competition on November 11. The 22-year-old also scored an unbeaten 21 off 20 balls.
“I’ve had a really good pre-season and it’s been good to put that hard work to use during games,” Gibson told Thunder media.
“To come off a player-of-the-match performance and the win for NSW was really good and hopefully I can take that form into the Big Bash.”
Leg-spinner Gibson is joined in the Thunder squad by Wallsend left-arm orthodox tweaker Sam Bates, who has recently returned from a tour of India with Australia A during October.
The Thunder, inaugural WBBL champions in 2015-16, start their upcoming campaign against the Melbourne Renegades at Junction Oval on Sunday. It’s part of back-to-back double headers this weekend.
The Thunder then meet the Sydney Sixers at North Sydney Oval the following Saturday (December 8).