Reigning Women’s Big Bash League champions, for the second edition of the Australian T20 league, Sydney Thunders have denied the reports of signing Indian all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur after news of Harmanpreet Kaur being the first Indian to play in BBL were doing the rounds.
However, Sydney Thunder have confirmed their interest in signing the India star for this season’s title defence. Nick Cummins, the Thunder general manager, confirmed the news of the club’s interest in the all-rounder.
“We have been in discussions with Harmanpreet about joining Sydney Thunder for WBBL02,” he said on Saturday (June 25). “At the moment, no contract has been signed by the player or the club.”
BCCI president Anurag Thakur had indicated Harmanpreet was all set for Australia speaking to media following the final day of the BCCI’s working committee meeting in Dharamshala on Friday.
Harmanpreet, captured the attention when she helped India to defeat the world champion Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars in Adelaide on Australia Day. The all-rounder’s quickfire innings of 46 from only 31 balls helped India to win a historic series against the hosts.
A consistent performer for India, Harmanpreet once again made her case strong after having a good outing in this year’s World T-20 where she impressed everyone with her bowling by taking seven wickets.