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Harmanpreet Kaur set to become first Indian to play in Women's Big Bash League

Numerous clubs from the Australia-based Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) are interested in signing Indian Women’s cricket team vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur for the upcoming season of the WBBL.

Harmanpreet, if signed by one of the clubs would become the first Indian to play in the Australian Big Bash league.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India, had on 1 June cleared Indian women cricketers to participate in overseas Twenty20 leagues.

While the women missed out on the deadline for the Women’s Super League held England, they will be available for the second edition of the Australian WBBL.

The inaugural champions Sydney Thunder are one of the clubs interested in the Indian vice-captain and the team captain, Alex Blackwell confirmed the same saying - 



I think we saw in the Indian team some very dynamic players, including Veda Krishnamurthy and Harmanpreet Kaur, I think these two stood out.



Blackwell also said that she would love to see Indian all-rounder Jhulan Goswami in the Women’s Big Bash after enjoying many battles with her over the years.

Indian players have attracted a lot of interest from Australian clubs after they beat Australia 2-1 in the T20 series held in January.

Harmanpreet had impressed in the tournament with her all-round performances and which also had a match winnings of 46 from 31 balls in the opening match of the series in Adelaide

Although a lot of interest is being shown by Australian clubs, Cricket Australia have confirmed that no Indian had yet been signed by the clubs for the second edition of the WBBL.

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