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The UP Warriorz have been handed a major blow as they will miss the services of Laxmi Yadav for the remainder of Women’s Premier League. The Warriorz have named uncapped batter Shivali Shinde as her replacement for the remainder of the season.

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It is to be noted that wicketkeeper-batter Laxmi Yadav sustained an injury during training. She was bought at her base price of INR 10 Lakh in the Player Auction in February 2023.


“Unfortunately, I had to return home with an injury. Obviously, it is not ideal because we have been waiting for this opportunity for a long time and when the opportunity came, I got injured. But we should not lose hope due to injury", Laxmi said in a video posted by the franchise.

Opening batter Shivali Shinde has been drafted as her replacement for the remainder of the season. The 26-year-old has played for her state team along with representing India A in the Senior Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy.

Talking about UP Warriorz stint in the ongoing Women’s Premier League, the side began their campaign with a three-wicket win over Gujarat Giants before losing a match against Delhi Capitals Women. They will next go head-to-head with Smriti Mandhana-led Royal Challengers Bangalore Women on March 10 at the Brabourne Stadium. 

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