Perth Scorchers have re-signed Australia batters Nicole Bolton and Elyse Villani for the Rebel Women's Big Bash League on multi-year contracts.
Bolton and Villani will eventually join national teammate Meg Lanning – who accepted a three-year deal with the Scorchers earlier this month – to form one of the most potent batting line-ups in the WBBL when the Australia skipper returns from a shoulder injury next year.
WACA CEO Christina Matthews said it was an exciting prospect to be able to sign Bolton and Villani on multi-year deals.
"They are two incredibly talented players and securing them long term gives us the chance to grow our squad over a number of seasons and reach a higher standard of the game," she said.
"It also gives them breathing space and the time to focus on their game, knowing they will still have a spot with the Scorchers for a number of WBBL seasons to come."
The Scorchers fell seven runs short of their maiden WBBL title last season, losing to Sydney Sixers in the final at the WACA, but will be looking to go one better in WBBL|03.
Perth open their WBBL season against Brisbane Heat on Sunday, December 10 with their first home game against Melbourne Stars at #TheFurnace on Boxing Day.