India Captain Harmanpreet Kaur To Miss Initial Games Of Women's Big Bash League (WBBL)

Published - 16 Oct 2022, 09:17 PM | Updated - 16 Apr 2024, 10:55 AM

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India Women’s National Cricket Team captain Harmanpreet Kaur is all set to miss the initial games of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), confirmed the Melbourne Renegades coach Simon Helmot.

On Saturday, October 25, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led India Women’s National Cricket Team defeated Chamari Athapaththu-led Sri Lanka Women’s National Cricket Team by 8 wickets with 69 balls remaining to win the Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022 at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

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With the win over Sri Lanka, India Women’s National Cricket Team continued their dominance in the Asian tournament and won their 7th Asia Cup title in 8 editions.

Meanwhile, Harmanpreet, who captained India in the Women’s Asia Cup final just 24 hours before Melbourne Renegades opened their campaign against Adelaide Strikers, will be replaced by England player Eve Jones in the Melbourne Renegades lineup.

The Melbourne Renegades got off a brilliant start in the ongoing WBBL as they earned a 4-wicket win over Adelaide Strikers at the Great Barrier Reef Arena, Mackay.

I’m expecting her to miss the first two matches – Simon Helmot on Harmanpreet Kaur

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The Melbourne Renegades coach Simon Helmot has said that the India Women’s National Cricket Team captain Harmanpreet Kaur will not play the first two games for the side in the WBBL. He added that Harmanpreet, who is a key member of the Melbourne Renegades, is excited to play the WBBL.

“Obviously, she’s heavy into the Asia Cup at the moment so hopefully as soon as that finishes she can jump on a plane and come and join us up in Mackay or in fact, in Adelaide,” Helmot told ESPNcricinfo. 

“So that’s when we expect her. I’m expecting her to miss the first two matches, and then we’ll have to check how she’s feeling and how she’s going.”

“She’s played a heck of a lot of cricket recently. But having had a few messages over WhatsApp with her in recent times she’s excited about coming back. She had an awesome time [last season]. She was player of the series and she was such an important player, not just runs but 15 wickets as well, and her support and leadership for Soph [Molineux].”

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