The Sixers have secured the 24-year-old speed machine for the next three WBBL seasons coinciding with her return to the NSW set-up for the Breakers after four years in the ACT.
The rising star was earlier today named in the 18-player Australian Women’s squad for the multi-format series against India prior to WBBL|07.
Brown’s Sixers debut will be her first back in the WBBL following a long rehabilitation from a torn hamstring suffered during last year’s tournament.
“New hamstring, new me, new team.” Brown laughed.
“Going from the red to the magenta is going to be really exciting.”
Prior to WBBL|06 last season, Brown was selected in her first Australian Women’s squad for the One-Day and T20 series against New Zealand in Brisbane, indicating a national debut was not too far off.
Brown, who hails from Wingham on NSW’s Mid North Coast, is one of a select group of exciting fast bowlers around the country who can challenge the 120km/h mark, including Victorian Tayla Vlaeminck and South Australian prodigy Darcie Brown.
Since debuting in WBBL|02, Brown has claimed 44 wickets in 59 matches for the Renegades.
Sixers superstars Alyssa Healy and captain Ellyse Perry played a big part in getting Brown’s signature.
“Definitely chatting to Ellyse and Midge was a big influence,” Brown said.
“I’m really excited to be playing alongside those two, they have got so much experience and they’ll add a lot to my game.”
Brown joins a Sixers fast-bowling line-up full of depth and youth.
Led by Perry, Brown joins left-arm quick Lauren Cheatle, 22, speedster Stella Campbell, 19, and exciting allrounder Hayley Silver-Holmes, 17.
“I’m hoping I can add some powerplay bowling, but I also think I’m really good at the death. I just want to stay flexible and I think that’s probably the best way to go about it,” Brown said.
“(Hopefully I can also) improve my batting this season and fill a bit of a pinch hitter role.”
Sydney Sixers WBBL Sqaud
Head Coach: Ben Sawyer
Contracted for WBBL|07: Ellyse Perry (C), Jade Allen, Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Emma Hughes, Angela Reakes, Hayley Silver-Holmes.
Sydney Sixers WBBL|07 Fixtures (All AEDT Start Times)
Thurs 14 Oct | Vs Melbourne Stars | 7:40pm | North Sydney Oval
Sun 17 Oct | Vs Sydney Thunder | 1:40pm | North Sydney Oval
Tues 19 Oct | Vs Melbourne Stars | 7:05pm | Blacktown ISP
Sat 23 Oct | Vs Sydney Thunder | 3:40pm | WACA
Sun 24 Oct | Vs Melbourne Renegades | 1:40pm | WACA
Sat 30 Oct | Vs Perth Scorchers | 5:15pm | Lilac Hill
Sun 31 Oct | Vs Melbourne Renegades | 1:30pm | Lilac Hill
Sat 6 Nov | Vs Hobart Hurricanes | 10:45am | Karen Rolton Oval
Sun 7 Nov | Vs Adelaide Strikers | 2:15pm | Centennial Park Oval
Wed 10 Nov | Vs Brisbane Heat | 7:05pm | Blacktown ISP
Sat 13 Nov | Vs Brisbane Heat | 7:05pm | Blundstone Arena
Sun 14 Nov | Vs Hobart Hurricanes | 1:40pm | Karen Rolton Oval
Sat 20 Nov | Vs Adelaide Strikers | 1:40pm | Great Barrier Reef Arena
Sun 21 Nov | Vs Perth Scorchers | 10:15am | Karen Rolton Oval