Shoulder Injury Rules Harmanpreet Kaur Out of Women’s Super League
Harmanpreet Kaur’s hopes of becoming the first Indian player to play in the Super League T20 tournament to be held in the United Kingdom has been quashed as of now due to the shoulder injury she had sustained in the nets before the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 final against England.
The 28-year-old starred for India in the recently-concluded World Cup where India finished as the runners-up. After a slow start, she roared back to form with a 60-run knock in the must-win game against New Zealand before blowing away Australia in the semifinals with a stunning 115-ball 171 runs knock that was studded with 20 fours and seven sixes.
In the final too, she scored 51 but could not take India over the line.
But any chances of seeing her in action has ended as of now, as she has been asked to take rest for one month after an MRI scan on her right shoulder revealed a tear. She was slated to ply her trade for Surrey Stars.
The Punjab-born middle-order batswoman confirmed the news while talking to Hindustan Times.
“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,” the all-rounder was quoted as saying by the news outlet.
“I was really looking forward to playing alongside England’s World Cup winning cricketers – Natalie Sciver, Tammy Beaumont, Laura Marsh and Alex Hartley,” she added.
Last year, she had become the first Indian – male or female – to sign a contract with a foreign T20 league after getting a contract from Women’s Big Bash League franchise Sydney Thunder.
And she justified the franchise’s decision with a brilliant performance, scoring 296 runs and picking up six scalps to be adjudged the Thunder’s Player of the Tournament.
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