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Harmanpreet Kaur to captain Mumbai Indians in WPL 2023



Harmanpreet Kaur has been named Mumbai Indians (MI) captain for the inaugural version of Girls’s Premier League (WPL).

Kaur, 33, just lately led Group India within the ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup 2023, the place she completed with 118 runs in 5 matches, together with a half-century within the semifinal in opposition to Australia.

Kaur was signed by MI for INR 1.80 crore on the WPL 2023 Public sale in Mumbai earlier this month.

Ranging from a base value of INR 50 lakh, Harmanpreet was concerned in a three-way bidding warfare between MI, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Capitals (DC). The star batter was the second participant to be purchased on the public sale after Smriti Mandhana.

“I’ve all the time seen Mumbai Indians doing properly within the IPL. I’ve the chance to be part of MI and hope we’ll make a great time. The public sale is a game-changer for all of us. It should change girls’s cricket, not simply in India. MI followers have all the time been nice and hoping to emulate the lads’s staff,” Kaur stated after being roped in by the Mumbai-based franchise.

The Kaur-led MI will begin their WPL marketing campaign on March 4 in opposition to Gujarat Giants on the DY Patil stadium. The aspect’s newly-formed teaching staff contains Charlotte Edwards (head coach), Jhulan Goswami (staff mentor and bowling coach) and Devieka Palshikar (batting coach).

On Saturday, MI additionally unveiled their jersey for the upcoming season. “Right here’s to solar, the ocean, the blue-and-gold of Mumbai. Right here’s to our first-ever #WPL jersey and all she brings. #OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #AaliRe,” they captioned the publish.

The ultimate of WPL 2023 can be performed on the Brabourne Stadium on March 26.

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