27/05/2024

Grace Harris will once again play with her sister Laura this season. (Photo: ICC Cricket)

Grace Harris is in the form of her career, while sister Laura is edging towards a franchise milestone. They will once again light up WBBL|08, suiting up for the Brisbane Heat together.

The Brisbane Heat have looked to Grace and Laura Harris to help lead them to victory in WBBL|08. The sisters are ready to heat up Brisbane once again with both the ball and the bat.

Grace Harris is a member of the Australian T20 World Cup squad and is part of the team attending the Commonwealth Games.

The veteran all-rounder has provided the Brisbane Heat with 1653 runs and 57 wickets in her career. She is the club’s third highest runs-scorer and second leading wicket-taker.

Grace has relived the form of her career after being a regular in the Australian Twenty20 side after five years away from the team. While she’s reached great heights once again, her national selection will put pressure on her to continue her impressive form this season.

“Gracie has worked very hard over the past few seasons to make herself a more complete player and being part of the Aussie squad is a good reward for her dedication,” Heat coach Ashley Noffke said.

“We’ll keep challenging her and look forward to seeing what comes from that.”

Grace Harris in action. (Photo: Brisbane Heat)

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Noffke had plenty of positive things to say about the siblings. He is looking forward to having both sisters in the squad once again as they aim for the trophy.

Not only are they powerhouses on the field, but off the field they help mentor and develop the side’s younger players.

“Their on-field power with the bat gives us the ability to shift the momentum of an innings in a few balls, but equally, they both can work in a specific role within the batting group and give us good structure,’’ the coach said.

“Off the field, they bring experience, and a good sense of fun which helps immensely across a tournament.”

Laura Harris in action. (Photo: Cricket Australia)

The older of the two, Laura Harris has the best strike-rate for the Brisbane Heat in their history.

The lower-order batter provides explosiveness for the team. She is able to find the boundary with ease and will be a big part of the Heat’s winning plans.

Laura will reach a milestone this year, as she is nine appearances away from reaching the 100-game club. If she is able to get the games under her belt, she will join teammate and captain Jess Jonassen as the only players to reach it for the Heat.

Current WBBL|08 Brisbane Heat squad:

Jess Jonassen (c), Amelia Kerr, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Mikayla Hinkley, Ellie Johnston, Charli Knott, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll

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