Lee, 30, has been a sought-after player in the WBBL, playing three seasons with Melbourne Stars before moving to Melbourne Renegades in 2020-21. She has a stellar WBBL record, having scored 1361 runs at a strike rate of 124.86 in 53 matches with two centuries.
“My good friend and South African teammate, Mignon, said she really enjoyed her time in the Hurricanes environment last season,” Lee said. “So that, on top of the great conversations I’ve had with Sall and the team, I can’t wait to get stuck in and see what it’s like for myself this year.
“Some people might know that I was originally meant to join the Hurricanes last year, but due to a combination of my family circumstances, international commitments and bubble fatigue, for the sake our my own and my family’s well-being, I just couldn’t make it work.”
Hobart Hurricanes squad: Nicola Carey, Maisy Gibson, Heather Graham, Ruth Johnston, Lizelle Lee, Emma Manix-Geeves, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Amy Smith, Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano, Rachel Trenaman, Elyse Villani