Laura Wolvaardt returns to Adelaide Strikers for WBBL

The top-order batter has been in good form on the current tour of West Indies

Laura Wolvaardt goes airborne, Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars, WBBL, Blacktown, November 3, 2020

Laura Wolvaardt goes airborne  •  Getty Images

South Africa batter Laura Wolvaardt will return to Adelaide Strikers in the WBBL for the 2021-22 season.
Wolvaardt, who is renowned for her driving with some of the best off-side play in the world, was Strikers' top-scorer last season with 347 runs at 26.69.
She has been in good form on the current tour of West Indies with back-to-back half-centuries in the ODI series while in the second T20I she hit four consecutive sixes to finish off the innings.
Before that tour she played the Hundred for Northern Supercharges making 181 runs at 36.20 and a strike-rate of 116.77.
Wolvaardt is the first overseas player Strikers have confirmed for the upcoming season which is due to start on October 14
"We are thrilled that Laura will be back in Adelaide this season, she is someone that adds immeasurable quality to our team both on and off the field," Strikers' general manager Kate Harkness said. "Laura is one of the most talented cricketers in the world, and to have so much experience at such a young age is an incredible achievement."
There are now five South Africa players inked in for the WBBL with Nadine de Klerk and Anneke Bosch at Brisbane Heat, Mignon du Preez at Hobart Hurricanes and Marizanne Kapp at Perth Scorchers.