If Rachel Priest's application at the crease is as good as her application to quarantine, the Hurricanes may well be set to break their three-year WBBL finals drought.
Announcing her international retirement upon joining the Tasmanian Tigers in June, the 35-year-old Kiwi spent three seasons at Sydney Thunder before joining the Hurricanes earlier this week.
Having successfully navigated the required two-week isolation period, Priest has enjoyed meeting up with her teammates and returning to training.
"I had to do the quarantine, so that was two weeks which was a bit of a struggle towards the end of it, but it's got to be done in this day and age," she said.
"Lots of Netflix and Facetiming and stuff - it was alright the first week, it's the second week that creeps up on you.
"But I had a pretty nice room at the hotel and a sea view so it wasn't too bad, I can't complain too much."
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Priest's three seasons at the Thunder saw her compile 33 wicketkeeping dismissals and nearly 900 runs across 43 games.
The veteran is all but assured a spot at the top of the Hurricanes order when the new campaign gets under way in October after receiving the backing of coach Salliann Briggs.
"Rachel Priest is going to deliver for us," Briggs said.
"She's had a lot of experience at international cricket and at these domestic competitions all around the world.
"We don't want anything more from her than what she does day in, day out for these competitive teams."
As to whether she takes the gloves for season 2020-21, the winner of 87 New Zealand ODI caps and 75 T20 caps remains uncertain.
"We're still just working all of that stuff out," Priest said.
"I'm keen to do it if the opportunity arises, but obviously with the season still a wee way away and not knowing too much about what's happening with it yet, we're still in talks about that."
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Priest was unveiled alongside South African Chloe Tryon and Australia A representative Belinda Vakarewa as the Hurricanes' first three signings for season 2020-21 earlier this week.
The Hurricanes' top bowler last season with 20 wickets, 22-year-old Vakarewa signed a two-year deal after both literally and figuratively enjoying her best campaign to date.
"It was an easy decision to sign on again after the season I had last year," she said.
"Just the culture of the team and the girls - I had the most fun that I've ever had in my last season on and off the field because it's such a good environment to be in.
"I was just enjoying my cricket so I feel like that definitely had something to do with [the season I had]."
Briggs also confirmed the return of Australian speedster Tayla Vlaeminck, who was the Hurricanes' second-most utilised bowler last campaign.