All-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur has extended her contract with Women’s Big Bash League side Sydney Thunder for two more years, the club announced on Friday (Nov 24).
The 28-year-old had become the country’s first — male or female — cricketer to play in Australia’s Big Bash League. She signed a deal with an overseas Twenty20 franchise ahead of last season.
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“Following the Women’s World Cup, Harmanpreet was the hottest property in cricket,” Sydney Thunder General Manager Lee Germon said, Cricbuzz reported.
“She showed during that tournament and through her performances with the Thunder, that she is one of, if not the most, destructive batters in the game at the moment. She will bring her match-winning qualities to our side and I am sure our fans will enjoy watching her play once again in Thunder colours,” Germon added.
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“She’s a match-winner and that’s what you need in T20, you need those match-winners. She’s got that really good blend of technique and power, she really works on the basics. She’s just incredible and such a great person to have. Her bat does most of the talking,” Thunder coach Jo Broadbent said.
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Kaur stunned the world with her performance as the current Indian vice-captain in the recent ICC Women’s World Cup. But despite an unbeaten score of 171 against Australia, Harmanpreet regretted that she could not lead India to win the final against England. India lost the gripping match by a mere nine runs.
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We salute the team and Kaur for emerging runners-up at the international tournament and making it possible to hope more for the next big games ahead.
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