India’s T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and teenage batting sensation Shafali Verma will probably be representing the Manchester Originals and Birmingham Phoenix respectively within the inaugural version of The Hundred within the UK beginning on July 21.
Whereas 17-year-old Verma, who’s the No. 1 ranked T20 batter, joins Birmingham Phoenix as a alternative for New Zealand’s Sophie Devine, Sharma will end up for the London Spirit.
Mandhana, the Indian T20 vice captain, is ready to type a devastating opening partnership with England’s Danni Wyatt at Southern Courageous and Rodrigues will function for Northern Superchargers.
Harmanpreet, identified for her explosive hitting energy, will star within the opening match as she joins Manchester Originals.
“It is very thrilling that I will get to play within the first ever sport of The Hundred,” Kaur was quoted by the official web site of the event.
“It will likely be particular to make historical past, particularly with a ladies’s match at such an enormous floor. We have performed in entrance of some massive crowds in India and it’s at all times an ideal expertise for the gamers,” she added.
Rodrigues, Kaur, Mandhana and Sharma had been additionally part of the now-defunct Kia Tremendous League (KSL) in 2019, the England and Wales Cricket Board’s home T20 event that made manner for the Girls’s Hundred.
The Hundred, which was postponed final yr because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is scheduled to start out from July 21 with the ladies’s match between the Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals in London.
Beth Barrett-wild, Head of The Hundred ladies’s competitors, mentioned: “It’s so good to lastly have the ability to verify the involvement of among the superstars from the India crew. They’re a vastly thrilling group of gamers and so they’ll convey rather a lot to the competitors.”
“I can’t watch for July 21, I can’t watch for the entire competitors, and I can’t watch for followers to see these world-class gamers doing what they do finest,” she added.