WBBL 2021: Indian women cricketers’ performances till now

8 Indian women cricketers are playing in WBBL 2021 held in Australia.

WBBL 2021: Indian women cricketers’ performances till now

8 Indian women cricketers are playing in WBBL 2021 held in Australia.
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The Women’s Big Bash League 2021 season is the 7th season of the tournament. WBBL 2021 is the semi-professional women’s Twenty20 domestic cricket tournament, held in Australia. Australia will commence it from 14 October 2021 to 27 November 2021.

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With a high rise in covid cases in different parts of Australia, the tournament seemed uncertain previously. But lastly, all is well that ends well. 8 teams with their 15 members squad are participating. In the tournament, 22 overseas players have been signed including 8 cricketers from India, 6 from South Africa, 4 from England, 2 from New Zealand 1 from Ireland, and lastly 1 from Sri Lanka.

The Indian players will definitely be a boost for the teams. Their performances against some of the biggest and most successful competitors are praise-worthy.

  • Opener Smriti Mandhana and off-spinning all-rounder Deepti Sharma will play in Sydney Thunder.
  • The opener Shafali Verma and left-arm spinner Radha Yadav will play in Sydney Sixers.
  • Jemimah Rodrigues and Harmanpreet Kaur will feature in Melbourne Renegades.
  • The wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh will feature in Hobart Hurricanes.
  • The leg-spinner Poonam Yadav is playing in Brisbane Heat.

They are the 8 Indians set to feature in WBBL 2021. Also, this year will be a new experience for 6 Indian cricketers in action, except Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana.

Harmanpreet Kaur & Jemimah Rodrigues

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The captain of the Indian T20 women’s team Harmanpreet Kaur wrote history in 2016 by becoming the first-ever Indian cricketer to feature in the Sydney Thunder WBBL team. But she will be featuring in Melbourne Renegades with debut cricketer Jemimah Rodrigues. Kaur has a good record of her past performances and aggregated 2266 runs in 118 WT20Is including 1 century and 6 half-centuries. Also, she proved her expertise with the ball as well by taking 29 wickets. On the other hand, Jemimah scored 1025 runs in 48 matches.

Smriti Mandhana & Deepti Sharma

Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma joined the Sydney Thunder this year. Mandhana can give a great start as a top-order batter whereas Deepti Sharma is a great cricketer with both bat and ball. Mandhana has her previous experiences of playing in the Brisbane Heat for WBBL. She scored 1918 runs in 82 matches. On the other hand, this season is going to be Deepti’s debut tournament. Also, Sharma scored 470 runs in 55 matches and 256 wickets in 55 WT20I matches.

Shafali Verma & Radha Yadav 

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The young cricketers Shafali Verma and Radha Yadav are debuting in WBBL 2021 by being a part of the Sydney Sixers. Verma has the ability to give a good push in the top order. Shafali scored 683 runs in 26 matches. On the other hand, Radha scalp 58 wickets in 40 WT20I matches.

Richa Ghosh

Richa Ghosh is debuting in Hobart Hurricanes. The 18-year-old played only 10 WT20I matches and aggregated 143 runs.

Poonam Yadav

Lastly, the 8th Indian cricketer to play in WBBL 2021 is Poonam Yadav. She is making her debut by playing for Brisbane Heat. Till now she took 98 T20I wickets.

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