Smriti Mandhana to become first Indian cricketer to appear in England's Kia Super League

Looking forward to the new challenge, Mandhana said, "To be the first Indian player to appear in the tournament is a real honour and I hope that I can help Western Storm to more success."

Press Trust of India, June 14, 2018

New Delhi: Indian women's cricket team opener, Smriti Mandhana, will become the first player from her country to appear in England's Kia Super T20 League beginning 22 July.

File image of Smriti Mandhana

File image of Smriti Mandhana. Agencies

Smriti was signed by Western Storm ahead of the upcoming edition that features six teams.

The 21-year-old has scored over 826 runs with a highest score of 76 in the 40 T20 Internationals she has played so far.

Mandhana has also played for Brisbane Heat in the Women's Big Bash League in Australia.

Last month, she captained the IPL Trailblazers in the one-off exhibition game organised by the BCCI.

"We are really excited that Smriti will be joining us. She is one of the brightest young talents in the game at the moment. Although she is still young, she has a great deal of experience of the game at the highest level and we believe that she will prove to be an excellent signing," said Western Storm coach Trevor Griffin.

Looking forward to the new challenge, Mandhana said, "To be the first Indian player to appear in the tournament is a real honour and I hope that I can help Western Storm to more success."

Updated Date: Jun 14, 2018





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1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
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2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
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