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Aussie star Ashleigh Gardner to captain Gujarat Giants in WPL 2023



Australia’s star all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner has been appointed because the captain of Gujarat Giants for the inaugural version of Girls’s Premier League (WPL).

The 25-year-old Gardner, who was the Participant the Match within the 2023 ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup semifinal towards India, would be the second highest incomes ladies’s cricketer on the earth after Smriti Mandhana.

Gardner was signed by Gujarat Giants for INR 3.2 crore on the WPL public sale in Mumbai earlier this month. The Giants have been locked in a bidding battle with Mumbai Indians (MI) and UP Warriorz earlier than buying Gardner’s companies.

A two-time T20 World Cup champion with Australia, Gardner’s power-hitting capacity and artful off-spin make her a significant cog throughout all codecs. She gained her maiden Belinda Clark medal on the Australian Cricket Award in 2022.

Gardner is at the moment the No.1 T20I all-rounder and was the ‘Participant of the event’ on the Girls’s Huge Bash League (WBBL) season 8.

The Gardner-led Giants will begin their WPL marketing campaign on March 4 towards MI on the DY Patil stadium. The facet’s newly-formed teaching staff includes Rachael Haynes (head Coach), Nooshin Al Khadeer (bowling coach), Tushar Arothe (batting coach), Gavan Twining (fielding coach) and Mithali Raj (staff mentor).

On Sunday (February 26), the Giants additionally unveiled their jersey for the upcoming season.

“Presenting to you, our jersey for the inaugural @wplt20 season. The wonderful jersey depicts the eagerness & enthusiasm of our lionesses who’re set to present it their all within the first-ever season,” wrote the franchise on Twitter whereas sharing a glimpse of their orange jersey with followers.

All matches of WPL 2023 might be performed in Mumbai throughout two venues – the DY Patil Stadium and the Brabourne Stadium.

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