Harmanpreet Kaur Only Indian Player To Get Picked In Women's Big Bash League Overseas Draft
Harmanpreet Kaur, who is the captain of the India's women's team, is the only Indian player picked in the Women's Big Bash League overseas drafts. She was kept by the Melbourne Renegades on Sunday in Melbourne.
In the first WBBL foreign draught, there were 18 Indian players, like Yastika Bhatia, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Deepti Sharma, but none of them were picked.
Harmanpreet and Hayley Matthews of the West Indies were kept by the Renegades because they were in the silver group. During the 2021-22 season, Harmanpreet did a great job for the Renegades. He scored 406 runs in 12 innings, with an average of 58.00 and a strike rate of 130.96. He had three half-centuries and a high score of 81 not out.
She was also good with the ball. She took 15 wickets at a cost of 7.45 runs per wicket, and her best numbers were 3 for 22. Harmanpreet had her first game in the WBBL in 2016–17 with the Sydney Thunder.
Renegades head coach Simon Helmot said about Harmanpreet's re-signing, "I'm so happy we got both of them, and I'm looking forward to having them work with us again this year.
"It was hard to choose between Harmanpreet and Hayley at pick three. We were lucky that Harmanpreet was still available in the second round, so we were able to pick her as a Platinum pick.
Harmanpreet has played for a long list of local franchise T20 teams, including the Lancashire Thunder, Supernovas, Manchester Originals, Trent Rockets, and Mumbai Indians in the Women's Premier League.
Harleen Deol, Hurley Gala, Richa Ghosh, Mannat Kashyap, Amanjot Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Shreyanka Patil, Sneh Rana, Meghana Sabbineni, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Pooja Vastrakar, and Radha Yadav were all Indian players who were picked in the WBBL foreign draught.