India's Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma close in on securing contracts for Women's Big Bash League

Veda Krishnamurthy is close to securing a contract for the upcoming Women's Big Bash League, putting the batswoman in line to become the third Indian in the Australian T20 league.

PTI, October 17, 2017

New Delhi: Veda Krishnamurthy is close to securing a contract for the upcoming Women's Big Bash League (WBBL), putting the batter in line to become the third Indian in the Australian T20 league.

File image of India's Veda Krishnamurthy. Reuters

File image of India's Veda Krishnamurthy. Reuters

Another player in talks with the franchisees is young all-rounder Deepti Sharma, who played a key role in taking India to the World Cup final in England in July.

"I am in talks with a few franchises. Until then, I won't like to say much," Krishnamurthy told PTI when asked about the possibility of playing the Big Bash.

"Both Krishnamurthy and Deepti Sharma should play the Big Bash this season. They are close to securing contracts," said a BCCI official, who did not wish to be named.

The big-hitting Harmanpreet Kaur and left-hand opener Smriti Mandhana were the first two Indian cricketers to be part of Women's Big Bash.

The Indian players have not had any action since losing to England in the World Cup final.

Krishnamurthy said she worked on her fitness during the off-season and is now looking forward to joining the India camp in Bengaluru from November 8.

"We hardly got time in the first two months after coming back from England. Life has changed and people recognise us now.

"I was focussing on my fitness all this while. Just can't wait for the season to begin," she added.

India's next international assignment is only in February and before that the players will take part in domestic events.

Updated Date: Oct 17, 2017

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Kolkata
5 3 2 0 6
2
Hyderabad
4 3 1 0 6
3
Punjab
4 3 1 0 6
4
Chennai
3 2 1 0 4
5
Rajasthan
4 2 2 0 4
6
Mumbai
4 1 3 0 2
7
Bangalore
4 1 3 0 2
8
Delhi
4 1 3 0 2



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 5154 117
3 New Zealand 3886 102
4 Australia 4599 102
5 England 5029 97
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 7496 117
4 New Zealand 7081 114
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3763 130
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 4341 124
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 England 2402 114
6 South Africa 2551 111