The WBBL, i.e., the Women’s Big Bash League in 2023 brought another set of youngsters who left an indelible mark on yet another exemplary season.

Unfurling a fresh wave of talent from the domestic circuit, the WBBL in 2023 provided a gamut of youngsters who given their natural talent and consistency, could well find their feat on the Australian national cricket circuit.

Moreover, with the help of leagues like WBBL, The Hundred and now the WPL, Women’s cricket is reaching a higher altitude, giving a platform to youngsters to embark on their journey and showcase their talent. With this kind of opportunity, the youngsters with the utmost professionalism and learning with the international players. 

But that told, who are some of the potential candidates for the future Aussie women’s team that as seen in the WBBL, may well embark on a choicest path up ahead?

Milly Illingworth 

The 18-year-old Victorian cricketer, Milly Illingworth, makes her presence felt in her first season of the Women’s Big Bash league. While representing the Melbourne Stars, the young right-arm fast bowler shows promising signs by bowling at a serious pace. She has picked a couple of wickets so far, but she has been quick and looks to bowl fuller lengths, allowing the ball to swing. With her amazing set of skills, the Victorian player will be soon seen donning the Yellow jersey. Despite her valiant efforts in the WBBL 2023, She failed to grab a WPL contract, going unsold in the Auctions. 

Bess Heath

An English wicket-keeper batter, Bess Heath, replaced Jemimah Rodrigues in the last season. Brisbane Heat saw potential in her during her last time at the WBBL and, therefore signed her in the silver international draft of the WBBL 2023. In eight innings this season, she managed to smash 130 runs, including one half-century batting down the order. Just a month ago, she made her debut for England in the ODI against Sri Lanka and would be looking forward to playing more cricket with her national team. Her consistent performances batting down the order helped her receive her maiden T20I call-up, as she recently made her T20I debut against India, but she failed to grab a contract in the WPL auctions.

Ebony Hoskin

Here’s another right-arm medium bowler from New South Wales who has been nothing short of impressive in the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League while representing Sydney Thunders. In just four innings, she has managed to pick up three wickets. Being just 20, she has a lot of competitive cricket ahead of her and has performed well in domestic cricket, which will eventually help her get into the senior Australian team. 

Chole Ainsworth

The 18-year-old right-arm medium and a handy batter, Chole Ainsworth, has already represented Australia at the Under-19 level and recently featured in the colours of Perth Scorchers in the WBBL 2023.

Being a youngster, Ainsworth had an amazing time at the WBBL 2023, having played ten games this season, she managed to pick 11 wickets and is currently among the top players who are knocking on the doors of the selectors for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

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