Heat star ready for break before World T20

Beth Mooney of the Heat says she's loking forward to a break before the world T20.
Beth Mooney of the Heat says she's loking forward to a break before the world T20.

Brisbane Heat star Beth Mooney believes a short break from the game is just what she and her Australian teammates need before next year's T20 World Cup.

Mooney capped off a busy few months by playing a leading role in the Heat's six-wicket win over Adelaide Strikers on Sunday to claim back-to-back WBBL titles.

The 25-year-old scored an unbeaten half-century to earn consecutive player of the final awards but will now spend the next three weeks settling into her newly purchased Brisbane home.

"Settlement for my house is tomorrow," Mooney said.

"It's been a great weekend. I've got a trophy and I get a set of keys to my first house.

"I'm pretty excited to just be at home and just get in to the new place and, yeah, just take a breather from all things cricket and spend time with my people."

Mooney came in to the WBBL on the back of an Ashes series in England, a tour of the West Indies and then home games against Sri Lanka.

With the T20 World Cup starting in February on home soil, Mooney says a brief break is exactly what she and her Australian teammates need.

"Massively I think. Now's a really good time for people to put their feet up and really recharge and focus on what's next," she said.

"We've had to focus on this for a little bit and put the World Cup to the wayside but I think now there'll be a lot of planning starting and things like that."

There's no such rest for Strikers allrounder Amanda-Jade Wellington, who'll spend one day back at home before heading off to join the Australia 'A' squad for one-dayers and T20s against India in Brisbane and the Gold Coast starting December 12.

Wellington, who made 55 off 33 to top score for the Strikers in Sunday's final loss, is eager to use the series to press her claims to get back in the Australia squad for the World Cup.

"It's important for me but also knowing that selectors are still looking at me, I'm hoping to go out there and put my case forward," Wellington said.

Australian Associated Press