Harmanpreet Kaur appointed captain of Mumbai Indians for WPL 2023
Mumbai Indians (MI) on Wednesday named star Indian batsman and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur as the captain of their women’s team ahead of the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL). She recently became the first cricketer to play 150 T20Is and has been a pillar for the national team for over a decade across all formats since making her debut at the age of 20. The national team captain, who is an Arjuna awardee, has a solid winning record, and also holds the record for the highest individual score in a knockout game in a Women’s World Cup match (171*).
Harmanpreet has played a total of 151 T20 matches for India, scoring 3,058 runs at an average of 28.05. He has also scored a century and 10 half-centuries in the shorter format for his country with a best score of 103.
The Indian skipper can also get some crucial wickets in his favor, taking 32 wickets in T20Is, with best bowling figures of 4/23.
Nita M Ambani said in a team statement, “We are thrilled to have Harmanpreet as the captain of the first women’s cricket team, Mumbai Indians. As the national captain, she has led the Indian women’s team to some of the most exciting times. ” wins. And I am sure that with the support of Charlotte and Jhulan, she will inspire our MI women’s team to play their best cricket, display a sense of pride and bring more glory to women in sports.
“We look forward to beginning this new chapter for MI! I can’t wait to see my girls reimagine the fearless and entertaining MI brand of cricket that our fans love. Harmanpreet and Puri on this exciting journey More power to the MI team.” Nita added.
Harman has played against head coach Charlotte Edwards and played alongside and captained Jhulan Goswami, who is the team’s mentor and bowling coach. Being the first Indian to play in T20 leagues in other parts of the world, she has been influential in showcasing the best of Indian cricket to the world. She will now lead a team that includes some of the biggest names in women’s cricket and youngsters eager to showcase their talents as Mumbai Indians continues to be the nursery of talent for global cricket.
The coaching team of Mumbai Indians consists of Charlotte Edwards (Head Coach), Jhulan Goswami (Bowling Coach and Mentor), Devika Palshikar (Batting Coach) and Lydia Greenway (Fielding Coach).
The team will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur and includes Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Yastika Bhatia, Heather Graham, Isabelle Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Dhara Gurjar, Sayka Ishaq, Hayley Matthews, Chloe Tryon, Humaira Kazi. Priyanka Bala, Sonam Yadav, Neelam Bisht and Jintamani Kalita.
Mumbai Indians will play the season opener of WPL 2023 against Gujarat Giants on 4th March 2023 at the DY Patil Stadium. ,
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