INDIA IN THE HUNDRED
India’s T20I Harmanpreet Kaur (left) will play for Manchester Originals within the match opener. © BCCI
The inaugural season of The Hundred will see the participation of as many as 5 India ladies cricketers. Other than senior stars Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana, high ranked T20I batter Shafali Verma, all-rounder Deepti Sharma and Jemimah Rodrigues are the others who might be a part of the novel 100-ball match.
Harmanpreet, India’s T20I skipper, might be a part of the Manchester Originals whereas Mandhana has been signed up by Southern Courageous. Deepti will signify the London Spirit franchise and Rodrigues will play for the Northern Superchargers. Shafali joins her nationwide workforce colleagues as a late substitute for Sophie Devine who has opted out as a result of logistical difficulties. The younger Indian opener takes the Kiwi all-rounder’s spot at Birmingham Phoenix.
Beth Barrett-Wild, Head of The Hundred Ladies competitors expressed her pleasure at having the ability to get the Indian stars on board for what’s undoubtedly ECB’s most bold undertaking until date.
“They are a massively thrilling group of gamers and so they’ll carry loads to the competitors,” mentioned Beth.
“I can not watch for July 21, I can not watch for the entire competitors, and I can not watch for followers to see these world-class gamers doing what they do greatest.”
Harmanpreet, India’s T20I captain, added: “It’s totally thrilling that I will get to play within the first ever sport of The Hundred.
“Will probably be particular to make historical past, particularly with a ladies’s match at such a giant floor. We have performed in entrance of some massive crowds in India and it is at all times a terrific expertise for the gamers.”