Five Indians women cricketers have joined ‘The Hundred’ women’s competition, the official website of the tournament has announced.
The five women cricketers are Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemimah Rodrigues, Smriti Mandhana, and Deepti Sharma.
While Shafali has joined Birmingham Phoenix as a replacement for Sophie Devine, Harmanpreet has joined Manchester Originals.
On the other hand, Jemimah will feature for Northern Superchargers and Smriti will represent Southern Brave. Deepti meanwhile, will represent London Spirit.
“It’s very exciting that I am going to get to play in the first ever game of The Hundred,” Harmanpreet was quoted as saying by the tournament website.
“It will be special to make history, especially with a women’s match at such a big ground. We’ve played in front of some large crowds in India and it’s always a great experience for the players,” she added.
The tournament organised by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will be played in a 100-ball format.