India’s Harmanpreet Kaur Shines as Sole Representative in Women’s Big Bash League Overseas Draft

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Harmanpreet Kaur Retained by Melbourne Renegades in WBBL Overseas Draft

Harmanpreet Kaur Retained by Melbourne Renegades in WBBL Overseas Draft


Indian Players in WBBL Overseas Draft

Women’s team captain Harmanpreet Kaur was the only Indian player to get picked in the Women’s Big Bash League overseas draft, being retained by Melbourne Renegades in Melbourne on Sunday. A total of 18 Indian players, including Yastika Bhatia, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Deepti Sharma, among others, figured in the inaugural WBBL overseas draft but none got picked.

  • Harmanpreet Kaur was placed in the platinum category and retained by the Renegades along with Hayley Matthews of the West Indies.
  • Harmanpreet performed remarkably for the Renegades during the 2021-22 season, scoring 406 runs in 12 innings at an average of 58.00 and a strike rate of 130.96, including three half-centuries and a top score of 81 not out.
  • She was also effective with the ball, taking 15 wickets at an economy of 7.45, with best figures of 3 for 22.

Renegades Head Coach on Harmanpreet’s Retention

Speaking on Harmanpreet’s retention, Renegades head coach Simon Helmot stated, “I’m so pleased we got both of them (Harmanpreet and Hayley) and I’m looking forward to them working with us again this year. It was a tough decision — do we go Harmanpreet at pick three, or do we go Hayley? Fortunately, it worked out for us that Harmanpreet was still available in the second round, so we could still get her as a Platinum pick.”

Harmanpreet’s long list of domestic franchise T20 teams include Lancashire Thunder, Supernovas, Manchester Originals, Trent Rockets (The Hundred), and Mumbai Indians (Women’s Premier League).

Indian Players in WBBL Overseas Draft

The WBBL overseas draft also included Indian players such as Harleen Deol, Hurley Gala, Richa Ghosh, Mannat Kashyap, Amanjot Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Shreyanka Patil, Sneh Rana, Meghana Sabbineni, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Pooja Vastrakar, and Radha Yadav.

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Topics mentioned in this article

  • Women’s Big Bash League
  • Harmanpreet Kaur
  • Melbourne Renegades
  • WBBL Overseas Draft

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