Sophie Molineux New Captain of Melbourne Renegades
Sophie Molineux has been chosen as the new captain of the Melbourne Renegades, succeeding Amy Satterthwaite of New Zealand.
Renegades Have Already Replaced Lachlan Stevens As The Team’s Coach
After finishing eighth in the 2020-21 season, the Renegades have already replaced Lachlan Stevens as the team’s coach with Simon Helmet, incidentally, Molineux’s left-arm spin helped her score 221 runs and take 11 wickets.
“It’s a real honor to be appointed captain of a club I love so much and follow in the footsteps of some high-quality leaders that I look up to,” Molineux said.
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“Amy Satterthwaite has had a massive influence on the group and me personally. Her wealth of knowledge and ability to stay composed is what I’ve always admired. Jess Duffin is such a competitor and leads by example and I’ve also had the privilege of playing under Meg Lanning in the Victorian and Australian teams. I am really excited to be able to take what I’ve learned from each of them, combine it with how I approach the game, and continue to grow and learn along the way.”
Played For Australia In A Variety Of Formats
Molineux has also played for Australia in a variety of formats, including 24 T20Is, six ODIs, and one Test, Despite being a member of Australia’s limited-overs squads for this year’s tour to New Zealand, she did not appear in any of the games.
“Sophie has fantastic relationships within the squad. She’s tactically astute, trusted, and highly respected across the playing group,” Helmot said.
“She’s had an excellent apprenticeship working under some great captains, including Amy who has helped nurture so much of our young talent. That grounding under such leadership will have Sophie well prepared, we’re excited to see this next phase in her career and we’ll support her along the way. We look forward to the start of a sustained period of success for the club under Sophie’s leadership,” he added