Smriti Mandhana says that “experience will definitely matter” while playing for WBBL India.© Twitter
Sydney Thunder opener Smriti Mandhana believes that the participation of Indian players in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will definitely matter after playing for India. In the ongoing WBBL season, eight Indian players are participating – Shafali Verma, Mandhana, Jemima Rodrigues, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Richa Ghosh, Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma. “This year we had a window and we were already here and we did our 14-day quarantine. It’s better to play some more cricket than stay,” Mandhana was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.
“We have a World Cup coming up and we don’t have a BBL in our country, so it will be an advantage and a lot of experience for the eight girls in the comp and that experience will definitely count when we play back in India,” she added.
Prior to WBBL, Indian players were in Australia to participate in a multi-format series where the Indian side lost, but not after showing fighting spirit in all the matches.
The Indian team was completely dominated in this only pink ball Test, but it ended in a draw.
Mandhana was adjudged the player of the match in that game after registering a brilliant century in the first innings.
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