Harmanpreet Kaur to play for Melbourne Renegades in WBBL07

Harmanpreet Kaur to don the red jersey for WBBL07. © Melbourne Renegades

Harmanpreet Kaur has been signed up by Melbourne Renegades to play in the seventh season of the Women’s Big Bash League, the club announced on Wednesday (September 29). She will join her India team-mate Jemimah Rodrigues in Renegades.

Kaur, India’s vice-captain for Tests and ODIs, has played 227 internationals and has previously played for Sydney Thunder. She also led India to the T20 World Cup final in 2020.

“It means a lot (to be back). The WBBL has given me a lot of experience and a great platform where I can perform and execute,” Kaur said.

“Coming back with a new team, the Renegades… I hope this season will be really great for us. It’s my first season with them and I definitely want to make an impact.”

“Whenever I’ve played WBBL, I’ve seen many fans around and their excitement. Even lots of Indian fans are coming and watching – it’s a great experience for me. I’m glad that I’m part of this great tournament.”

With Kaur’s signing, the Renegades squad is complete, with Rodrigues and England’s Evelyn Jones being the other overseas players.

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“Harmanpreet’s record at international level over the past decade speaks for itself,” said Simon Helmot head coach of Renegades.

“She’s a match-winner and can take the game away from the opposition in a heartbeat. We also see Harmanpreet being an important addition for our group with her experience and leadership.”

Apart from Kaur and Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma are the other Indians so far in WBBL07.

Squad: Sophie Molineux (c), Makinley Blows, Josie Dooley, Jess Duffin, Ellie Falconer, Holly Ferling, Poppy Gardner, Ella Hayward, Eve Jones, Harmanpreet Kaur, Carly Leeson, Rhiann O’Donnell, Jemimah Rodrigues, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb