Mumbai Indians (MI) chose top Indian batter and captain Harmanpreet Kaur as the head of its women’s team on Wednesday, ahead of the first Women’s Premier League season (WPL). She has supported the national squad in all competitions since making her debut at the age of 20, and most recently became the first player to play 150 T20 Internationals. In addition to having a remarkable winning record, the national team captain, an Arjuna Awardee, holds the record for the highest-ever individual score in a knockout game of a Women’s World Cup match (171*).
In 151 T20 International games for India, Harmanpreet has scored 3,058 runs at an average of 28.05. She has also scored a century and ten half-centuries for her country in the condensed form, with the best score being 103.
The Indian captain, who has a best bowling average of 4/23 and 32 T20I wickets, can also provide some crucial outs for her team.
Nita M. Ambani stated in a statement released by the organisation, “We are ecstatic to have Harmanpreet captain the first-ever Mumbai Indians women’s cricket squad. As national captain, she has led the Indian Women’s team to some of its most dramatic victories. I have no doubt that she will inspire our MI women’s cricket team to play their best game, display pride, and further advance the position of women in sports with the support of Charlotte and Jhulan.”
“We are eagerly awaiting the beginning of this new chapter for MI! Our girls will play the daring and entertaining MI style of cricket that our fans enjoy, and I can’t wait to watch them. Harmanpreet and the MI team are looking forward to more success on this exciting tour “Nita entered.
In addition to participating in team activities and acting as captain, Harman has faced up against Charlotte Edwards, the head coach. She has aided in showcasing the best of Indian cricket to a worldwide audience by becoming the first Indian to play in T20 leagues abroad. She will now be in command of a roster that comprises some of the biggest stars in women’s cricket as well as emerging players keen to showcase their skills since the Mumbai Indians are still the international cricket league’s developing team.
Lydia Greenway, Jhulan Goswami, Devieka Palshikaar, and Charlotte Edwards serve as members of the Mumbai Indians’ coaching team (Fielding Coach).
The team will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur, and comprises of Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Yastika Bhatia, Heather Graham, Isabelle Wong, Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishaque,Amanjot Kaur, Hayley Matthews, Chloe Tryon, Humairaa Kaazi, Priyanka Bala, Sonam Yadav, Neelam Bisht, and Jintimani Kalita.
On March 4 at DY Patil Stadium, the WPL 2023 season begins with a match between Gujarat Giants and Mumbai Indians.
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