WPL 2023: Harmanpreet Kaur Appointed As Captain of Mumbai Indians

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India Women skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was appointed as the captain of the Mumbai Indians Women’s team in the upcoming Women’s Premier League 2023 (WPL 2023). Mumbai Indians franchise announced this news on their official website and Twitter.

Harmanpreet Kaur was one of the biggest picks for the Mumbai Indians franchise at the WPL Auction 2023. The franchise picked the star batter for Rs. 1.80 crore during the auction. She had a base price of Rs. 50 lakh in the auction.

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Harmanpreet Kaur Named Mumbai Indians Women’s Captain

Mumbai Indians franchise owner Neeta Ambani released an official statement in which she informed that Harmanpreet Kaur will be leading the team in the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League.

“We are thrilled to have Harmanpreet as the captain of Mumbai Indians’ first-ever women’s cricket team. As the national captain, she has led the Indian Women’s team to some of their most exciting wins. And I am sure that with Charlotte and Jhulan’s support, she will inspire our MI women’s team to play their best cricket, display a sense of pride, and bring even more glory to women in sports”, the statement read.

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Mumbai Indians will play their opening game of WPL 2023 on March 4 against Gujarat Giants at DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. It is also the opening game of the tournament. There are 5 teams in the tournament. Every team will face other teams twice during the league stage, playing a total of 8 games.

Charlotte Edwards is the head coach of Mumbai Indians Women. Former India pacer Jhulan Goswami is the bowling coach while Devieka Palshikaar is the batting coach. Lydia Greenway has been appointed by the team as the fielding coach.

Some key players in Mumbai Indians Women’s squad are Nat Sciver-Brunt, Pooja Vastrakar, Yastika Bhatia, and Heather Graham among others. Below is the full squad of Mumbai Indians Women for WPL 2023.

MI Women Squad: Harmanpreet Kaur, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Yastika Bhatia, Heather Graham, Isabelle Wong, Amanjot Kaur,  Neelam Bisht, Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishaque, Hayley Matthews, Chloe Tryon, Humairaa Kaazi, Priyanka Bala, Sonam Yadav, and Jintimani Kalita.

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