The Hundred: India’s women’s T20 team captain Harmanpreet Kaur, opener Smriti Mandhana, Shefali Verma, Deepti Sharma and Jemima Rodrigues will be seen playing in England’s The Hundred League.
Australia’s explosive opener David Warner, all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and New Zealand women’s star Sophie Devine have withdrawn from The Hundred League. Apart from this, many other international cricketers can withdraw from this tournament. The reason behind this is international commitments and travel restrictions.
The website ESPN quoted the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as saying, ‘The withdrawal of players like David Warner and Marcus Stoinis is definitely disappointing. It is true that due to coronavirus, many more overseas players can also withdraw their names.
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Warner and Stoinis were to play for the Southern Brave in the Hundred League, while Devine signed up for Birmingham Phoenix. Warner and Stoinis have been named in Australia’s preliminary squad for the tour of West Indies and Bangladesh (Limited Overs Series).
The first edition of The Hundred League will be held from July 21 to August 21. Apart from Warner and Stoinis, seven Australian men’s players have signed with different franchises including Chris Lynn, Darcy Short, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Aaron Finch and Nathan Coulter-Nile.
These 5 Indian women will also take part
From India, 5 Indian women cricketers will also be seen showing their flair in The Hundred League. These include Indian women’s T20 team captain Harmanpreet Kaur, opener Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Jemima Rodrigues and Shafali Verma. Shefali has been roped in by the Birmingham franchise in place of Sophie Devine.