Gujarat Titans have named the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 winner Beth Mooney as their captain for the inaugural WPL season. Though the Gujarat Titans named a foreign player as their captain, they named Indian off-spinner Sneh Rana as their vice-captain.
Beth Mooney Named As Gujarat Giants Captain
Beth Mooney plays a vital role in Australia’s recent success in the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. Mooney scored an unbeaten 74 runs from 53 deliveries and led the Aussies to score 156 runs at the end of 20 overs. South African women’s failed to chase down the target and ended up losing the final match by 19 runs.
Beth Mooney’s recent performance with a strong cricket background might make her a strong contender for the captaincy role. Beth Mooney so far played 83 T20Is and scored 2350 runs at a strike rate of 124.60 which includes a couple of centuries.
“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead Gujarat Giants in the historic Women’s Premier League’s inaugural edition in 2023,” said Mooney in a statement released by the franchise.
“The squad is keen to get the ball rolling soon and put out an entertaining and effective brand of cricket in the debut season of WPL which will hopefully lead us to the trophy. It will be absolutely fantastic to have the likes of Sneh as my deputy and Mithali Raj, Rachael Haynes and Nooshin Al Khadeer as pivotal parts of the team,” she added.
On the other hand, Sneh Rana played 25 T20Is and bagged 24 wickets at an economy of 6.21 opens on his appointment as the vice-captain of the team.
“Being the vice-captain of Gujarat Giants is a huge responsibility and I am keenly looking forward to putting up a great show for the debut edition of the Women’s Premier League,” said Rana. “Along with captain Beth Mooney, I hope to lead a strong and talented squad during the tournament.”
As per WPL 2023 Schedule, the first match of the tournament will be played between Gujarat Giants and Mumbai Indians on March 4 in DY Patil Stadium.
Gujarat Giants Squad
Beth Mooney (Captain), Sneh Rana (Vice-Captain), Ashleigh Gardner, Sophia Dunkley, Annabel Sutherland, Harleen Deol, Deandra Dottin, S Meghana, Georgia Wareham, Mansi Joshi, Dayalan Hemalatha, Monica Patel, Tanuja Kanwer, Sushma Verma, Hurley Gala, Ashwani Kumari, Parunika Sisodia, Shabman Shakil.