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Western Storm sign Smriti Mandhana for Super League 2018

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Mandhana has been India's most consistent performer with the bat post World Cup 2017, aggregating 402 runs in 12 T20I innings

Mandhana has been India’s maximum constant performer with the bat publish World Cup 2017, aggregating 402 runs in 12 T20I innings © BCCI

Smriti Mandhana will transform the primary Indian cricketer to characteristic within the Women’s Cricket Super League in England after signing up with protecting champions Western Storm for the 2018 season.

Storm introduced the Indian opener as their 2d out of the country recruit for the 3rd version of the home T20 pageant on Thursday (June 14), along New Zealand wicketkeeper-bat Rachel Priest, who’s returning for her 3rd stint with the membership.

Mandhana has been India’s maximum constant performer with the bat publish World Cup 2017, aggregating 402 runs in 12 T20I innings, that integrated 4 half-centuries and a career-best 40-ball 76 in opposition to England. The 21-year-old additionally notched up 531 runs at a median over 66, together with 5 fifties and a career-best 135 in opposition to South Africa, in 9 ODI innings because the get started of 2018.

This isn’t Mandhana’s first style of franchise cricket even though, having in the past performed for Brisbane Heat within the Big Bash League in 2016-17. Most just lately, she captained IPL Trailblazers in a one-off T20 exhibition fit forward of IPL 2018 Qualifier 1 in Mumbai.

“I am very excited to be playing for the Kia Super League champions. 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,” the 21-year-old used to be quoted as pronouncing through the franchise.

Incidentally, Surrey Stars had signed up India’s T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur forward of the second one version that used to be because of be performed instantly after the 2017 ICC ladies’s World Cup in the United Kingdom. However, Harmanpreet performed in the course of the World Cup with a closely strapped shoulder and due to this fact pulled out of the T20 pageant on the 11th hour.

“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,” Storm head trainer Trevor Griffin mentioned.

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