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WPL 2023 – Beth Mooney named captain of Gujarat Giants

Australia batter Beth Mooney has been named captain of Gujarat Giants for the inaugural Girls’s Premier League (WPL). Mooney, who scored a match-winning 74 not out in Australia’s sixth Girls’s T20 World Cup triumph, will reunite with former team-mate Rachael Haynes, Giants’ head coach. India allrounder Sneh Rana has been named the vice-captain.

“I’m delighted to be given the chance to guide the Adani Gujarat Giants within the historic Girls’s Premier League’s inaugural version in 2023,” Mooney stated in an announcement. “The squad is eager to get the ball rolling quickly and put out an entertaining and efficient model of cricket within the debut season of the WPL. It will likely be improbable to have the likes of Sneh as my deputy and Mithali Raj, Rachael Haynes and Nooshin Al Khadeer as pivotal elements of the staff.”

Mooney was a part of Australia’s T20 World Cup profitable groups in 2018 and 2020 – the place she was the participant of the match – earlier than 2023, other than profitable the ODI World Cup in 2022 and the gold medal on the Commonwealth Video games final yr. She has additionally gained the Girls’s Huge Bash League thrice and is the one Australia batter with two T20I tons of.

This shall be Mooney’s first expertise at main a facet in an abroad T20 league. Within the ladies’s Hundred final yr, she was the best run-scorer for London Spirit. She has solely led in just a few video games on the Girls’s Huge Bash League, having performed for Brisbane Warmth, which has been largely led by Kirby Brief and Perth Scorchers led by Sophie Devine.

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