Indian Women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur was named as the Women Mumbai Indians Captain for the upcoming WPL 2023.
Harmanpreet Named As Women Mumbai Indians Captain
BCCI have received INR 4669.99 crores from the Women’s Premier League team Auction. During the recently concluded WPL 2023 Auction, Harmanpreet Kaur was signed by Mumbai Indians for a whopping INR 1.8 crore in WPL Auction.
The first edition of the WPL is scheduled to kick start on March 4 with the first match between Gujarat Giants and Mumbai Indians.
MI owner Nita Ambani was elated after announcing Harmanpreet as the first-ever captain of the Mumbai Indians women’s team.
“We are thrilled to have Harmanpreet as the captain of Mumbai Indians’ first-ever women’s cricket team. As the national captain, she has led the Indian Women’s team to some of their most exciting wins.
And I am sure that with Charlotte and Jhulan’s support, she will inspire our MI women’s team to play their best cricket, display a sense of pride, and bring even more glory to women in sports.
We are so looking forward to the beginning of this new chapter for MI! I can’t wait to see our girls play the fearless and entertaining MI brand of cricket that our fans adore. More power to Harmanpreet and the entire MI team on this exciting journey ahead!,” said Nita M. Ambani.
Harmanpreet Kaur so far played 150 T20I matches and scored 3006 runs at an average of 27.83 which includes 1 century and 9 half-centuries.
As per the WPL 2023 rules, three of the five competing sides seem to be making the playoffs, with the top team directly entering the final and the second and third-placed sides playing the Eliminator. The top three teams of the WPL 2023 Points Table will enter the WPL 2023 Playoffs.
Mumbai Indians’ coaching team has
- Charlotte Edwards (Head Coach)
- Jhulan Goswami (Bowling Coach and Mentor)
- Devieka Palshikaar (Batting Coach)
- Lydia Greenway (Fielding Coach)