Melbourne Renegades captain Amy Satterthwaite and teammate Lea Tahuhu have taken to social media to announce their expecting their first baby.
The two garnened a sensational reaction from fans, teammates and the wider WBBL community, with Satterthwaite set to sit out this upcoming season.
Tahuhu will continue playing for the Renegades, while Satterthwaite will stay involved in a coaching capacity, but said she will be eager to kick off her instrumental role in the competition the season after.
The duo are also in the running for New Zealand's 2021 ICC World Cup.
Lea and I are thrilled to share that I am expecting our first child early in the new year. Words cannot describe how excited we are about this new chapter 🥰 #babysatterhuhu #jan2020 pic.twitter.com/UwRXJ3YMJx— Amy Satterthwaite (@AmySatterthwait) August 20, 2019
"First and foremost we are very excited for Amy and Lea," Renegades coach Tim Coyle told melbournerenegades.com.au.
"They are very popular members within the team and I know their teammates are absolutely thrilled for them."
"Amy has a great cricket mind and will be of great benefit to the squad, albeit in an off-field capacity.
"We're looking forward to having Lea lead our pace attack this season and we're confident we've got some strong captaincy options within the squad."