Sydney, Nov 24: Indian women’s team all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur on Friday extended her association with Sydney Thunder in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) by another two seasons.
Harmanpreet, the India T20I captain, was re-signed by the franchise on Friday, the fil day of the tourment’s contracting period for the third edition, which starts from December 9, according to a report by espncricinfo.
Thunder General Mager Lee Germon expressed his excitement at Harmanpreet’s re-signing.
“Following the Women’s World Cup, Harmanpreet was the hottest property in cricket,” Germon said.
“She showed during that tourment, and through her performances with the Thunder, that she is one of, if not the most, destructive batters in the game at the moment.”
Last season, Harmanpreet became the first Indian woman player to be signed by an overseas cricket league. She turned out to be second highest run-getter for the Thunder, scoring 296 runs besides clinching six wickets with her off-spin.
In the Women’s World Cup in July, the Punjab cricketer propelled India to the fil with an unbeaten 171 off 115 balls against Australia — the highest ever individual score in the tourment knockouts. IANS