Fresh off bowling thunderbolts in the Australia versus India series, Hobart Hurricane Tayla Vlaeminck is excited for her WBBL return.
Moving to the Hurricanes from the Renegades for WBBL 05, the speedster missed last season through stress fractures in her right foot but is ready to return in purple.
"It feels like a long time since I played Big Bash and I really enjoyed my time with the Hurricanes a couple of seasons ago, so I'm just really excited for Saturday night," she said.
The 22-year-old took 10 wickets at an average of 32.8 during her 13 matches in purple and will be hopeful of adding to that when the Hurricanes take on her former side on Saturday night.
Despite the purple army finishing last season as the wooden-spooners, Vlaeminck believes the current crop, led by recruits Molly Strano, Mignon du Preez and Richa Ghosh, can go all the way.
"Every team always starts every season wanting to win and wanting to be in that final, so we are no different.
"We had some really good recruits come down, Molly Strano - who is the leading wicket-taker [in BBL history], Mignon du Preez coming from the Stars as well, she's always a really good contributor in the middle order.
"We've definitely got a good squad on paper, it's just whether we can get out there and perform when it counts."
Having returned to international cricket in April, an Achillies setback threatened to see the Victorian miss the Indian T20 series but recovering ahead of schedule she took the park.
Doing so, she ended up making headlines as an errant speed gun clocked one of her bouncers at 145km/h, comfortably faster than the 128km/h mark set by South African Shabnim Ismail.
Laughing it off, Vlaeminck said "it was obviously an error, but I find it quite amusing to be honest".
"Obviously it wasn't close to that, but it is what it is."
On a serious note, she was pleased to return to action.
"I think it always feels different when you get out on the park and bowl out in the middle so it was really nice to get a few games under the belt and it was a really enjoyable series so hopefully a bit of momentum can roll into this series coming up."
During the Australian series, catching up with former Renegades teammate and now skipper of the side, Georgia Wareham, brought upon some friendly banter according to the spinner.
"There's been some slight digs when we've been talking to each other throughout the Indian tour, but we will have to see what happens when we get out there," Wareham said.
Describing new Hurricane Strano as "a pretty big loss", Wareham believes the Renegades, who feature Tasmanian Courtney Webb and were previously coached by Greater Northern Raiders' Tim Coyle, can fill the void.
"She's the leading wicket-taker of the whole WBBL so it's a big loss for the team but I think we have done a pretty good job recruiting and ... I think we can sort of replace her with some of the roles that we've got."