After the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sent No-Objection certificates (NOCs) for four Indian women cricketers to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) granting permission to play in the one-of a kind ‘The Hundred’ tournament, the ECB has finalised the teams for each of the players. As per the latest update, all four players will be playing for four different teams in the upcoming tournament.
Harmanpreet to play for Manchester Originals, Mandhana for Southern Brave
Indian Women captain Harmanpreet Kaur will be donning the jersey for Manchester Originals in the forthcoming ‘The Hundred’ tournament. However, the other three players, including Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma and Jemimah Rodriguez will be representing Southern Brave, London Spirit and Northern Superchargers, respectively.
The four were last seen playing for Team India against South Africa Women in 5-match ODI series, followed by 3 T20Is. However, India Women went on to lose the series, 1-4 and 1-2, respectively.
Shafali Verma named as a replacement player
The list doesn't end with these four names. Indian cricketer Shafali Verma has also been named as a replacement player, keeping in mind if there are any last minute withdrawal.
The inaugural ‘The Hundred’ tournament is set to begin in UK from July 21. The first match of the 100-ball tournament will see a match between the women’s teams of Oval Invincibles go up against Manchester Originals.