Meteors recruit Erin Burns joins Sydney Sixers

She's playing for a new club, a new state, and now ACT Meteors all-rounder Erin Burns has been backed to earn a start for her country.

New Meteors recruit Burns has signed with the Sydney Sixers as they look to defend their WBBL crown to cap off a huge few months.

The off-spinning all-rounder left behind a glittering career in Tasmania to join the Meteors for the WNCL season, and has now swapped the purple of the Hobart Hurricanes for the magenta of the Sixers in the short format.

The 29-year-old adds further depth to a Sixers outfit brimming with international stars and gunning for back-to-back titles.

Burns has had a front row seat to the rise of women's cricket in Australia and she is itching to make her mark on the next generation of stars.

"Seeing little girls taking on cricket and wanting to be like Ellyse Perry or Meg Lanning, it's really, really amazing to see the growth and the wide spread support its had around the country," she said.

Burns says it was "a no-brainer" to join the Sixers, who are searching for a third straight final berth with Australian stars Perry, Alyssa Healy and Lauren Cheatle leading the charge.

Sixers WBBL coach Ben Sawyer has backed ACT tweaker to use the booming Twenty20 tournament to launch her international ambitions.

"Erin has consistently been one of the top performing local players in the competition," Sawyer said.

"Her hard hitting at the top of the order combined with her off spin bowling and outstanding athleticism in the field makes her an extremely valuable player. "I am confident that in our environment, Erin can take her game to an even higher level and potentially push for international selection at some stage in the future."

Burns jumped ship to Tasmania almost a decade ago having battled to break into the NSW squad and the move immediately paid dividends as she forged a career as one of women's cricket's best all-rounders.

The Sixers start their title defence against the Melbourne Stars at North Sydney Oval on December 9.

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