In yet another exciting news, India’s T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur has booked her place in the upcoming Women’s Big Bash League. She is all set to play for Melbourne Renegades, captained by Sophie Molineux.
Earlier today, India’s teen sensation Jemimah Rodrigues too confirmed her signing with Melbourne Renegades.
Harmanpreet Kaur played for Sydney Thunders in the previous WBBL editions and has now parted ways with the franchise. The 32-year-old, who is currently struggling with her form will be looking to regain it when she goes out to play for Renegades this year.
“It means a lot (to be back). The WBBL has given me a lot of experience and a great platform where I can perform and execute,” Kaur said.
“Coming back with a new team, the Renegades… I hope this season will be really great for us. It’s my first season with them and I definitely want to make an impact.
“Whenever I’ve played WBBL, I’ve seen many fans around and their excitement. Even lots of Indian fans are coming and watching – it’s a great experience for me. I’m glad that I’m part of this great tournament.”
WBBL Head Coach, Simon Helmot, welcomed the addition of Kaur to his side.
“Harmanpreet’s record at international level over the past decade speaks for itself,” Helmot said.
“She’s a match-winner and can take the game away from the opposition in a heartbeat. We also see Harmanpreet being an important addition for our group with her experience and leadership.”
“We’re thrilled to have Harmanpreet and Jemimah on board and we look forward to welcoming them to our group with open arms following the international series,” General Manager, James Rosengarten, said.
“Adding two world-class players is something that will no doubt excite our members, fans and wider Renegades community.
“We believe we’ve assembled a really well-rounded squad and will enter WBBL|07 with a lot of optimism about what we’re capable of achieving.”
WBBL|07 Squad for Melbourne Renegades:
Sophie Molineux (c), Makinley Blows, Josie Dooley, Jess Duffin, Ellie Falconer, Holly Ferling, Poppy Gardner, Ella Hayward, Eve Jones*, Harmanpreet Kaur*, Carly Leeson, Rhiann O’Donnell, Jemimah Rodrigues*, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb
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