India’s superstar women’s cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur has once again said that the players are waiting for the Women’s Women’s Indian Premier League. She etched her name in the history books as she became the first Indian to win the WBBL player of the tournament following her magnificent season for Melbourne Renegades.
Kaur asserted the role the Women’s IPL can play in development of women’s cricket in India and stated that the players have been waiting for it for a long time.
“I think we have been looking at this for a long time and I hope, you know, sooner this women’s IPL will also start and we will also invite overseas players over there so that they can also share their experience with our domestic players.”
“I think this is something we are really waiting for and I hope, you know, this will start.
“Performance is something which is in our hands and that’s what we have been doing and the rest of the things are totally dependent on the BCCI and the cricket board.”
The Indian T20I skipper smashed 399 runs in the seventh edition of Women’s Big Bash League at an exceptional average of 66.50 while striking at 135.25. She scored three match-winning fifties and was Renegades‘ top run-getter. She was also their highest wicket-taker with 15 scalps at 7.46 runs per over.
Kaur became the third overseas player to be named the WBBL POTT after New Zealand’s Sophie Devine (twice) and Amy Satterthwaite. She had 31 votes in her favour, under a voting system that is voted on by the standing umpires after every game. She bagged three votes more than the Perth Scorchers duo Devine and Beth Mooney.
Harmanpreet has been a ground-breaker in Indian women’s cricket since becoming the first Indian to play in the WBBL and Super League in England. She hopes that her feats can help shape the next generation of women’s cricket in India.