Thursday, March 2, 2023

Harmanpreet Kaur has been chosen the Mumbai Indians' WPL 2023 captain

Harmanpreet Kaur named Mumbai Indians captain for WPL 2023


Delhi, India: The Mumbai Indians women's team's batsman Harmanpreet Kaur has been named captain for the inaugural Women's Premier League (WPL) season.

On March 4, MI will play Gujarat Giants at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai in the WPL's opening match.

Since making her debut at the age of 20, Harmanpreet has served as a backbone for the national team across all formats and recently became the first cricketer to play 150 T20Is.

Captain Harmanpreet Kaur of the Mumbai Indians, the enchantment. @ImHarmanpreet | #OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #AaliRe... — Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 1677670312000 The national team captain, who was purchased by MI at the WPL auction for Rs 1.8 crore, also holds the record for the highest individual score in a Women's World Cup knockout game (171*).

As the first Indian to participate in T20 leagues in other regions of the world, Harmanpreet has had an impact on bringing the best of Indian cricket to the world's attention.

Harmanpreet has played head coach Charlotte Edwards and bowling coach and mentor Jhulan Goswami. He has also played with and captained the team.

As Mumbai Indians continue to be the nursery of talent for global cricket, she will now lead a team that includes some of the biggest names in women's cricket and young players eager to show off their skills.

"Having Harmanpreet as captain of Mumbai Indians' first-ever women's cricket team is an honor for us. She has led the Indian Women's team to some of their most exciting victories as the national captain. In a statement to the media, franchise owner Nita Ambani said, "I am sure that with Charlotte and Jhulan’s support, she will inspire our MI women’s team to play their best cricket, display a sense of pride, and bring even more glory to women in sports."

"The beginning of this new MI chapter is so exciting for us! I can't wait to watch our girls play the brave and fun MI style of cricket that our fans love. Harmanpreet and the entire MI team have my best wishes for this exciting journey!

Indians of Mumbai: Amanjot Kaur, Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishaque, Hayley Matthews, Chloe Tryon, Humairaa Kaazi, Priyanka Bala, Sonam Yadav, Neelam Bisht, and Jintimani Kalita are Harmanpreet Kaur, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Yastika Bhatia, Heather Graham, and Isabel

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