New Melbourne Renegades vice-captain Georgia Wareham is committed to help first-year skipper and friend Sophie Molineux when and where she can in WBBL|07.
"I'm pretty pumped," the 22-year-old said ahead of the Renegades first game of the tournament against the Hobart Hurricanes on Saturday.
"It's pretty exciting and I want to be able to do whatever I can to help Soph out this year as skipper. I'm sure (the returning) Jess Duffin is going to be pretty helpful as well with her experience."
What type of leader will the Australian leg-spinner and dual World Cup winner be?
"Definitely not by words," she says with a laugh. "I'm probably more by actions if anything. I'm just happy to help out Soph and 'Helmo' (coach Simon Helmot) wherever I can."
The Renegades have a new-look side at every level with a new coach, Wareham and Molineux as on-field leaders and eight changes to the squad.
Simon Helmet is the new mentor while Indian stars Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues and English batter Eve Jones headline the franchise's recruits.
Holly Ferling (Stars), Ellen Falconer (Strikers), Poppy Gardner and Rhiann O'Donnell are the other inclusions.
Molly Strano (Hurricanes), Maitlan Brown (Sixers), Lizelle Lee, Amy Satterthwaite, Lea Tahuhu, Erin Fazackerley and Courtney Neale are the outs.
Wareham said Strano was a big loss but she was confident the Renegades had players to cover the competition's leading wicket-taker.
The Mortlake export said it was exciting for players and fans alike to have Indian stars like Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues playing.
The Renegades face another campaign spent entirely on the road after Cricket Australia confirmed its rejigged WBBL schedule on Thursday with no matches to be played in Victoria.
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