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Harmanpreet Kaur named captain of Mumbai Indians in WPL

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the Mumbai Indians franchise within the inaugural version of the WPL, set to start on March 4 in Mumbai. Harmanpreet was not the most costly participant purchased by Mumbai on the public sale final month however she was anticipated to steer the facet, which can characteristic different high worldwide names equivalent to Nat Sciver-Brunt, Hayley Matthews and Amelia Kerr.

“Because the nationwide captain, she has led the Indian Ladies’s group to a few of their most enjoyable wins,” Mumbai Indians proprietor Nita Ambani mentioned in an announcement. “And I’m certain that with Charlotte [Edwards, head coach] and Jhulan’s [Goswami, bowling coach and mentor ] help, she is going to encourage our MI ladies’s group to play their greatest cricket, show a way of satisfaction, and produce much more glory to ladies in sports activities.”

Mumbai had purchased Harmanpreet for INR 1.8 crore (US$ 220,000 approx.), the third-most costly for them after Nat’s INR 3.2 crore ($390,000 approx.) and Pooja Vastrakar’s 1.90 crore ($232,000 approx.).

Harmanpreet has led India to the knockouts within the final three T20 World Cups, together with the ultimate of the 2020 version in Australia. Within the latest T20 World Cup that completed in South Africa final month, India narrowly missed out on the ultimate berth after they misplaced to eventual champions Australia by 5 runs after Harmanpreet’s 52 off 34.
Harmanpreet is the one participant on the planet – in males’s or ladies’s cricket – to have performed 150 T20Is, along with her Indian counterpart Rohit Sharma, who leads Mumbai Indians within the IPL, second with 148 video games to his identify.

Harmanpreet will likely be within the group administration with Edwards, Goswami, and batting coach Devika Palshikar. The squad additionally contains Pooja Vastrakar, Yastika Bhatia and Amanjot Kaur as the opposite worldwide India gamers.

Mumbai will tackle Gujarat Giants within the WPL opener on March 4 on the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.



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