Harmanpreet Kaur joins Lancashire Thunder for 2019 Women’s Cricket Super League

Harmanpreet Kaur joins Lancashire Thunder for 2019 Women’s Cricket Super League

Kaur had an excellent season last year with the bat.

Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Harmanpreet Kaur, the Indian women’s team’s captain, is set to rejoin the Lancashire Thunder for the 2019 edition of the Women’s Cricket Super League. The T20 tournament is set to get underway on August 6 with the final on September 1. The 30-year-old from Punjab had a decent campaign last time around as she notched 164 runs in seven matches at an incredible strike-rate of 151.85 with a top score of 74.

I know we will all be hungry to go one further this year: Harmanpreet

Last year, she became the first Indian women to smack a T20I century and she accomplished the feat versus New Zealand Women in the World T20 in the West Indies. The swashbuckling batswoman hammered 103 runs off a mere 51 balls in the curtain raiser. After joining the Lancashire squad and she is eager to get into the thick of things.

“I am delighted to sign with Lancashire Thunder once again for the Women’s Cricket Super League. I really enjoyed my first spell in Lancashire, everybody made me feel very welcome and I have some great friends in the dressing room, who I can’t wait to play with again,” Harmanpreet was quoted as saying in a statement.

“It is a very talented squad and I know we will all be hungry to go one further this year, following the disappointment of narrowly missing out on Finals Day in 2018,” the hard-hitting batter added.

Harmanpreet is the first overseas player for the Thunder this season. The team is set to add a couple of more overseas players before the commencement of the T20 tournament. Last month the team named Kate Cross as the new skipper following the retirement of Danielle Hazel.

“Harmanpreet made a fantastic start last summer, holding her nerve in the final over to hit the winning runs at Surrey after joining up with the squad late,” Alex Blackwell, the Lancashire head coach, mentioned.

“She also played a great knock in our Roses victory against Yorkshire in Blackpool and I am certain that she will be determined to showcase even more of her skills this summer. It is great to have one of the world’s leading T20 batters in our ranks once again,” Blackwell, also a former Australian women’s cricketer, added.