Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur will not be taking any further part in the ongoing edition of The Hundred. Mandhana, who was a part of the Southern Brave, will be flying back to India to spend some time with her family. Meanwhile, Harmanpreet Kaur, who was playing for Manchester Originals, is forced to miss out due to an injury.
In the latest development, it is being reported that Smriti Mandhana will miss the next two matches, including the final fixture. She will be heading home to see her family ahead of India's tour of Australia. Ireland's Gaby Lewis has replaced Mandhana in Brave's squad. Meanwhile, Manchester Originals' Harmanpreet Kaur has sustained a quad injury and hence will not be able to take any further part in the tournament. Her team will not replace her.
Smriti Mandhana also gave out a statement explaining her decision to opt-out. "I would love to be able to stay with the team until the final but we've been away from home for a long time with more tours ahead," Mandhana said in a statement." I'll be watching the team at Lord's and hoping they can continue our good form. It's been a fantastic competition to be involved in and I've really enjoyed it,” she added.
Mandhana helped Southern Brave to book a spot in the final
Smriti Mandhana has shown good form in the inaugural edition of The Hundred. In the last game she played for the Brave, she scored a good half-century and stitched a big opening stand of 107 runs with England's Dani Wyatt. Mandhana scored 78 runs off 52 deliveries with the help of seven fours and three sixes. With this win, Southern Brave booked a spot in the final of the Women's edition of The Hundred. They are way ahead of the rest of the teams in the standings with 12 points.