Updated: June 14, 2018, 6:52 PM IST
New Delhi: Ace women’s cricketer Smriti Mandhana has added a fresh feather into her already illustrious cap as she has been signed by Western Storm to play for the 2018 edition of the Kia Super League, it was announced on Thursday.Mandhana — who is set to become the first Indian to play in the England-based tournament — expressed her happiness after becoming Western Storm’s second overseas player for the season. Last year, Harmanpreet Kaur was set to play for Sussex but she had to withdraw due to an injury.
”I am very excited to be playing for the Kia Super League champions. To be the first Indian player to appear in the tournament is a real honour and I hope that I can help Western Storm to more success,” Mandhana was quoted as saying by Western Storm.
The 21-year-old India opener has scored over 826 runs with a high score of 76 in the 40 T20Is that she has played in. She has also scored 1464 runs in 41 ODIs at an average of 37.53 with a high score of 135.
First Published: June 14, 2018, 6:41 PM IST