SOUTHERN Vipers cricketer Georgia Adams has revealed that it was a 'dream' of hers to take part in the Women's Big Bash League this winter.

The all-rounder will take her talents to Australia over the next few months where she will feature for Adelaide Strikers in the WBBL and also New South Wales in the 50-over competition.

Adams has been in sparkling form for the Southern Vipers and Southern Brave domestically and she has been rewarded with a stint out in Australia.

The 30 year old admitted that she is excited to get going when the WBBL begins on October 19.

She said: "I’m grateful for the last-minute addition for the WBBL and quite honoured to get a call-up. I feel ready.

"I feel in good form, and I feel happy with my game at the moment, so it is quite nice going into these tournaments with a bit of confidence behind you. It is going to be a good winter.

"I can’t wait to get the opportunity to go out there. It is something that I have always wanted to do. It is something that I have been really keen on.

"To have an opportunity like this was quite unexpected. I was looking at quite a bit of club cricket, but I have been told that the wickets are nice out there.

"To be part of the WBBL is something that I have always wanted to do, and it has been a dream of mine."

Adams was initially not selected in the draft for the 20-over competition but later received a phone call from coach Luke Williams, who is also an assistant coach at Southern Brave.

She added: "A phone call came in from him and he said that he had a third overseas cricketer spot available, and he would love to take me on.

"It is quite comforting knowing that you are going and playing under someone that you have worked with.

"I know Luke well now and he’s been a great guy around the Southern Brave group. I’m excited to see him in a head coaching role."

The all-rounder will stay in Australia once the WBBL is over to then compete in the Women's Cricket National League.

She hopes that her stint down under will help domestic players in the future get opportunities overseas.

Adams continued: "We have had overseas players dipping into nearly all the teams. It has strengthened the format.

"With international cricket growing and their schedules getting more demanding, international cricketers are going to filter out of more domestic cricket.

"At least with the overseas coming in from abroad, it does strengthen the game even more. It makes each game more difficult and more of a challenge.

"The stronger the teams and the stronger the game, the better we’ll get and the better we will develop. Hopefully, we’ll see it happening more across Australia for years to come."