Shafali Verma set to play for Birmingham franchise in The Hundred, may feature in Big Bash too

Shafali Verma set to play for Birmingham franchise in The Hundred, might characteristic in Huge Bash too

New Delhi: India’s teen batting sensation Shafali Verma is ready to play for Birmingham Phoenix within the inaugural version of The Hundred and may also flip up for a Sydney franchise within the Ladies’s Huge bash League later within the yr.

The 17-year-old, who’s the world primary in ICC ladies’s T20I rankings, thus will be a part of her skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, vice-captain Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Deepti Sharma within the 100-ball match involving eight males’s and ladies’s groups.

“Shafali was approached by Birmingham franchise and the deal is about to be closed. She shall be changing New Zealand’s Sophie Devine within the crew,” a BCCI supply informed PTI.

“She can also be in talks with the Sydney franchise to play within the ladies’s Huge Bash,” the supply added.

Whereas The Hundred, which was postponed final yr because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is scheduled to begin on 21 July with the ladies’s match between the Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals in London, the ladies’s Huge Bash League is slated later within the yr.

Will probably be the primary abroad T20 competitors for Shafali, who has emerged as a strong striker in world cricket with 617 runs at a strike fee of 148.31 in 22 worldwide matches.

In one other growth in ladies’s cricket, the top coach of the Indian crew shall be picked this week by the Madan Lal-led Cricket Advisory Committee.

As many as 35 candidates, together with incumbent WV Raman and 5 feminine coaches, have utilized for the submit.

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“CAC has obtained the communication relating to the identical and the coach shall be chosen this week,” a supply mentioned.

Former chief selector Hemlata Kala, Mamatha Maben, Jaya Sharma, Suman Sharma, and Nooshin Al Khadeer are 5 feminine candidates, whereas former coaches Ramesh Powar and Tushar Arothe have additionally utilized for the submit.

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