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Harmanpreet Kaur expressed her desire to see more participation from Indian in T20 league

Harmanpreet represented Sydney Thunders in the last edition and came into the limelight by scoring 296 runs at an impressive average of 59.20.

Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur of India. (Photo by Pal Pillai/IDI via Getty Images)

Indian Women’s team had a successful stint in recently concluded Women’s World Cup 2017 and they ended the tournament as runners up. What stood out for the Indian team was ‘collective’ performances which eventually helped them to reach final. Heroic Performer, Harmanpreet Kaur who helped India beat the mighty Australians in a comprehensive manner expressed her desires to see more Indian Women participating in franchise base T20 league.

Harmanpreet and Smriti Mandhana represent their respective T20 franchise in Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) which eventually has helped them to performer better at International level. In an interview, she said that BBL was a learning experience for her and Indian opener Mandhana which helped them grow as cricketers.

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“Like I and Smriti [Mandhana] got to play in BBL, I would want more cricketers to get a chance to play in BBL as they will get to learn a lot from the experience, which in turn will help the team grow,” Kaur said.

She further stated that playing alongside overseas stars in their conditions has helped her immensely and believes that her confidence of expressing herself has reached another stratum which is evident in her batting.

Harmanpreet represented Sydney Thunders in the last edition and came into the limelight by scoring 296 runs at an impressive average of 59.20. On the other hand, left handed opener, Mandhana was picked by Brisbane Heat but her participation was cut due to a knee injury.

More participation from India in coming years

After a scintillating stint in World Cup, quite a few T20 franchises have their eyes on top performers and are willing to pick the talent which eventually would help both parties.

On the other hand, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also needs to be lenient and allow Women cricketers to take part in as many leagues as possible as the result would help the national team in long run. Playing beside English and Australian who possesses a lot of experience will help the players understand the conditions, their mindset and grow as cricketers.

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