It’s not hard to see why Danni Wyatt has a soft spot for the home of her WBBL team, the Melbourne Renegades.
Hailing from Stoke-on-Trent in England the 27-year-old has previously spent some summers Down Under playing for Victoria’s elite women’s cricket team, before joining the WBBL last year in its inaugural season.
From runs along the Yarra, savouring brunch with a coffee, beach walks and a spot of shopping Danni has definitely got the whole Melbourne thing down-pat.
I caught up with Danni ahead of the 2016 Women’s Big Bash League.
A quick single with Danni Wyatt
Best thing about Australia: Breakfast and the coffee and the weather. The list could go on!
Dream job that isn’t cricket: Own my own café in Melbourne and be a sports agent
Career highlight: Hitting 28* on my debut and winning us the game in India 2010, and winning 2 Ashes in a row!
Name an inspirational quote you live by: You only live once. Enjoy everything you do with no regrets.
What’s in your cricket bag? A bat, gloves, pads, helmet, thigh pad, 2 pairs of spikes. The normal stuff.
What do you love most about the WBBL? The chance to play with and against the best players in the world in my favourite country.
Favourite city in the world? Melbourne
Name three celebrities you’d most like to have dinner with: David Beckham, Rihanna and Justin Bieber
What did you have for breakfast today? Chilli omelette and a tea, oh and some passion fruit
What do you miss most when you’re away from home? My dog, Marley
Favourite number to bat? No. 3 in T20s
Name a skill not many people would know you have: I know a lot of capital cities
What are your top three favourite foods?
- My Nans corned beef pie
- Tandoori chicken and naan bread
- Sweet and sour chicken stir fry
What’s your signature dish? Salmon with veg and chorizo
Most enjoyable workout or training method? A run along the Yarra river
What song is playing when you walk out to the crease or enter the bowling? Rihanna – Only Girl
Favourite TV show? Coronation Street
Favourite way to spend a day off? Lovely breakfast at about 10 o’clock, coffee at the beach in the sun, an hour shopping, get home and cook a lovely dinner and go to the cinema. Perfect!
What’s your guilty pleasure? Chocolate