New Delhi: Indian teenage hitting sensation Shafali Verma is about to play for Birmingham Phoenix within the inaugural version of The Hundred and will additionally seem for a Sydney franchise within the Ladies’s Large Bash League later this 12 months.
The 17-year-old, world primary within the ICC ladies’s T20I rating, will be part of her skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, vice-captain Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma within the 100-ball event involving eight women and men. groups.
“Shafali has been approached by the Birmingham franchise and the deal is about to be struck. She’s going to exchange New Zealand’s Sophie Devine on the crew,” a BCCI supply advised PTI.
“She can also be in talks with the Sydney franchise to star within the Ladies’s Large Bash,” the supply added.
Whereas The Hundred, which was postponed final 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is because of begin on July 21 with the ladies’s match between the Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals in London, the Ladies’s Large Bash League is scheduled for a later date. throughout this 12 months.
It will likely be the primary away T20 competitors for Shafali, who has emerged as a strong striker in world cricket with 617 runs at a 148.31 strike price in 22 worldwide matches.
In one other improvement in ladies’s cricket, the pinnacle coach of the Indian crew will probably be chosen this week by the cricket advisory committee headed by Madan Lal.
No fewer than 35 candidates, together with incumbent WV Raman and 5 coaches, utilized for the put up.
“CAC has obtained communication relating to the identical and the coach will probably be chosen this week,” a supply mentioned.
Former chief selector Hemlata Kala, Mamatha Maben, Jaya Sharma, Suman Sharma and Nooshin Al Khadeer are 5 candidates, whereas former coaches Ramesh Powar and Tushar Arothe additionally utilized for the job.