Indian women’s white-ball captain, Harmanpreet Kaur stated that she is eagerly waiting for the women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) to commence soon.
“I think we have been looking at this for a long time and I hope, you know, sooner this women’s IPL will also start and we will also invite overseas players over there so that they can also share their experience with our domestic players,” Harmanpreet was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“Performance is something which is in our hands and that’s what we have been doing and the rest of the things are totally dependent on the BCCI. We can’t do something extra on that but we can only request and that’s what we have done, you know, for many years. They know better than us. They know when to do it and how to start,” she added.
For the unversed, Harmanpreet Kaur recently became the first woman cricketer to be named WBBL Player of the Tournament. She enjoyed an outstanding season for Melbourne Renegades, having managed to score 399 runs in the tournament at an average of 66.50 and a strike rate of 135.25.
Besides, she also took the most number of wickets for the side, bagging 15 wickets at an economy of under 8. With that, Harmanpreet Kaur is now the third overseas player to bag the player of the tournament after Sophie Devine and Amy Satterthwaite.
“Playing any tournament will give you lots of confidence and WBBL is something, you know, it’s a very, very big platform back home,” she said.
“Every Indian wants to play in this league and I was the first one who got this opportunity to play and today, you know, winning this player of the tournament definitely gives lots of confidence to Indian girls also. They can also come here and perform and, you know, be part of this and then there are all the chances to achieve a lot in their cricket career,” she added.
In her illustrious cricketing career, Harmanpreet Kaur has managed to score 2568 runs in 107 ODIs so far. As for T20 internationals, she has scored 2307 runs at an average of 26.5.