The multi-year deal, which will take Lanning’s time with the Scorchers through until the end of 2019-20 season, will ensure the Club’s fans have every opportunity to see the master blaster in action, given it is unlikely she will play in WBBL|03 after undergoing shoulder surgery last week.
Lanning was the lead run-scorer in the first two WBBL seasons as captain of the Melbourne Stars and as a 21-year-old became the youngest player in history to captain Australia.
Securing the world-class batter is a major boost for the Scorchers, building on the Club’s already-strong squad.
The 25-year-old said she was looking forward to her future at #TheFurnace.
“The Perth Scorchers are a great Club with a strong core of experienced and up-and-coming players, so it’s a really exciting opportunity for me to join the group,” Lanning said.
“They made the semi-final in WBBL|01, then the Scorchers’ hosted the final last season, so they’re definitely a team on the rise, with a bright future ahead.
“It’s obviously frustrating to be ruled out of this summer with injury, but I’m really looking forward to being around the team and contributing off the field, before getting on the park again for WBBL|04 and going for that Championship.”