However, Ellyse Perry and Jess Jonassen have opted to not return for the 2018 season but Mooney marks her return to the competition after missing 2017 due to her shoulder injury.

It is the third season of the domestic 20-over competition but the first season for Bolton, Kimmince and Australian vice-captain Haynes.

Both Mooney and Kimmince will play for Yorkshire Diamonds, Haynes and Villani for Loughborough Lightning and Bolton for Lancashire Thunder.

However, it isn't just current Aussie players featuring in the league with recently retired Alex Blackwell taking on her first head coaching role at Lancashire. Bolton, who is playing at the club, told she was excited to join her former Australian teammate. 

"It’s nice to have a familiar face and she is such a breath of fresh air so I can’t wait to work with her," she said.

"I’ve been having a little bit of fun in the nets and developing a few new shots.

"I won’t give too much away but fingers crossed I’ll be able to whip them out in the UK and then bring them back across to the Aussie summer," Bolton said.