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India’s ICC Women’s World Cup star Harmanpreet Kaur ruled out of Women’s Super League

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 1, 2017, 1:45 pm IST
Updated Aug 1, 2017, 1:45 pm IST
Harmanpreet Kaur represented Sydney Thunder in the Women's Big Bash League last December.
Harmanpreet Kaur's heroics of 171 against Australia in the ICC Women's World Cup semifinal took India to the title clash against England. (Photo: AP)
 Harmanpreet Kaur's heroics of 171 against Australia in the ICC Women's World Cup semifinal took India to the title clash against England. (Photo: AP)

Mumbai: Indian all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur was on Tuesday ruled out of the upcoming Women’s Super League in England which starts from August 10.
The 28-year old from Punjab was signed up by Surrey Stars in May and was set join the team on July 29.

Harmanpreet, whose heroics of unbeaten 171 against Australia in the ICC Women’s World Cup took India to final, had suffered a shoulder injuring the night before the summit clash against England. India, however, lost the match by nine runs despite showcasing a fighting effort. However, it was a tournament to remember for her as she finished with 359 runs.

 

Harmanpreet, had in last December, represented Sydney Thunder in the Women’s Big Bash League, where she scored 296 runs and scalped six wickets. She, in fact, became the first Indian cricketer to sign up for an overseas T20 league.

The right-handed batswoman said that she was eager and looking forward to play in the Super League.

"I was in bad shape in the later stages of the World Cup but the physios got me going. It would have been great to be a part of Kia League. I had a successful stint with Sydney Thunder in Women's Big Bash League [WBBL] which lifted my game and confidence. I will convey my unavailability to the franchise," she was quoted saying to Hindustan Times.

 

"I was really looking forward to playing alongside England's World Cup winning cricketers - Natalie Sciver, Tammy Beaumont, Laura Marsh and Alex Hartley," she further stated.

The six-team tournament will kick off at Southampton with a match between Southern Vipers and Western Storm on August 10. The final will be played on September 1 at Hove.

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