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Shafali Verma set to play for Birmingham franchise in The Hundred, may feature in Big Bash too

Shafali Verma set to play for Birmingham franchise in The Hundred, could function in Large Bash too

New Delhi: India’s teen batting sensation Shafali Verma is ready to play for Birmingham Phoenix within the inaugural version of The Hundred and may additionally flip up for a Sydney franchise within the Ladies’s Large bash League later within the yr.

The 17-year-old, who’s the world primary in ICC girls’s T20I rankings, thus will be a part of her skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, vice-captain Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Deepti Sharma within the 100-ball event involving eight males’s and girls’s groups.

“Shafali was approached by Birmingham franchise and the deal is about to be closed. She can be changing New Zealand’s Sophie Devine within the group,” a BCCI supply instructed PTI.

“She can be in talks with the Sydney franchise to play within the girls’s Large Bash,” the supply added.

Whereas The Hundred, which was postponed final yr because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is scheduled to start out on 21 July with the ladies’s match between the Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals in London, the ladies’s Large Bash League is slated later within the yr.

Will probably be the primary abroad T20 competitors for Shafali, who has emerged as a robust striker in world cricket with 617 runs at a strike price of 148.31 in 22 worldwide matches.

In one other improvement in girls’s cricket, the pinnacle coach of the Indian group can be picked this week by the Madan Lal-led Cricket Advisory Committee.

As many as 35 candidates, together with incumbent WV Raman and 5 feminine coaches, have utilized for the publish.

“CAC has acquired the communication concerning the identical and the coach can be chosen this week,” a supply mentioned.

Former chief selector Hemlata Kala, Mamatha Maben, Jaya Sharma, Suman Sharma, and Nooshin Al Khadeer are 5 feminine candidates, whereas former coaches Ramesh Powar and Tushar Arothe have additionally utilized for the publish.

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Updated: May 10, 2021 — 10:43 am

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