India’s women star cricketers Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur are playing in the ‘The Hundred’ cricket tournament in England. Mandana was playing for the Southern Brave and decided to return home to spend time with her family before the next Australian tour. Ireland’s Gabby Lewis will now join the Southern Brave team at Sandalwood. At the same time, Harmanpreet Kaur is returning to India due to her injury. Harmanpreet Kaur was part of the Manchester Originals team.
Mandana said, ‘I wanted to stay with the team until the final, but we were away from home for a long time and there are still many tours pending. I see the team at Lord’s and hope they continue their good form. It was a good tournament and I really enjoyed it.
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Manchester Originals has yet to reveal the Harmanpreet cover. Mandana played an explosive innings of 78 off 52 balls against the Welsh Fire, which was his best innings of the tournament. He has scored 167 runs so far in the tournament. Hermanpreet, on the other hand, has scored 104 runs in three innings so far. Apart from Mandana and Harmanpreet, Shefali Verma, Deepti Sharma and Jemima Rodriguez are also part of The Hundred. Shefali is playing for Birmingham Phoenix and Deepti is playing for the London Spirit. At the same time, Jemima Northern is playing for Superchargers. The Indian women’s cricket team has yet to tour Australia, where the team has to play a series of Test, ODI and T20 matches. India’s camp for this tour has begun in Bangalore.