Harmanpreet Second Indian To Play Kia Super League

Harmanpreet Kaur

Year 2018 is getting better and better for India’s T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur. The all-rounder is set to play for the Lancashire Thunder in the 2018 season of the Kia Super League, which is scheduled to be held from July 22 to August 27, the club announced on June 29.

With this new feat, Harmanpreet becomes the second Indian cricketer to play in the league. Smriti Mandhana was the first to play in KIA, by joining defending champions Western Storm earlier in June

“I am so pleased to sign for Lancashire Thunder ahead of the 2018 Kia Super League,” the ace cricketer Harmanpreet said to Cricbuzz. “I have followed the KSL for a while and I can’t wait to finally play in the competition, especially at a stadium like Old Trafford. I have fond memories of playing in England following last summer’s ICC Women’s World Cup, during which I scored my highest ever international score,” she added.

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In 2016, Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian player to sign the Big Bash League contract. She was slated to play for the Surrey Stars in last year’s competition. But she missed out because a shoulder injury was taking a toll on her which she sustained at the 2017 World Cup.

At the Lancashire team, Harmanpreet is strengthened by her Sydney Thunder captain Alex Blackwell. The former Australian vice-captain is coaching for the first time in this tournament after retiring from international cricket in February.
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“I am thrilled to be able to welcome Harmanpreet to Old Trafford,” Blackwell said. “She is somebody who I have played against on the international stage, and also played with in the Women’s Big Bash League. She is vastly experienced and she will be a great addition to our squad for what will be her first spell in the KSL.”We wish Harmanpreet all the best!

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