Several big named Australians are out of contract. Who could be of interest when the contract window opens?
Another Australian national team member which the Heat could loose this year is all rounder Jess Jonassen. The left-handed all rounder, who has played with the Brisbane team since its inception, took 21 wickets and made 419 runs during WBBL|05.
The Queensland native has expressed her desire to stay with the Heat, with whom she has played since the beginning of the WBBL. The all around performances she is able to create would be useful to any WBBL team though.
Grace Harris and Sammy-Jo Johnson are two Brisbane Heat local talents who are available. The all-rounder and pace bowler respectively have played with the Heat since the beginning, bar WBBL|02 for Harris.
Harris took six wickets and made 212 runs in WBBL|05. While not her best year, she has shown she is capable of more. Johnson took 18 wickets in the tournament. Both were instrumental in helping the Heat to back-to-back championships. To continue this run, Brisbane will arguably continue to need their services.
In conclusion, the WBBL has gone from strength to strength from year to year. There is currently a lot of local star talent available ahead of WBBL|06. Whether this talent will move once the contract window opens will be seen.