The Women’s Big Bash League began in the year 2015 and have seen some top quality T20I players in the world participating.
After a successful ICC Women’s World T20 tournament in West Indies, India’s star batters Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana will feature in Women’s Big Bash League season 4.
The Indian T20I captain Kaur will continue to represent Sydney Thunder. In the second season of WBBL, Kaur smashed 296 runs in 12 matches (12 innings). Kaur decided to extend her contract with Sydney Thunder.
She was top run-getter for Sydney Thunder during the 2016/17 season. Kaur who became the first Indian women batter to score a century in T20I will continue to play for Sydney Thunder.
The stylish left-handed batter Smriti Mandhana who played for Brisbane Heats in the second season play last year but could not play the tournament due to an injury. In the 2018/19 season, Hobart Hurricanes has signed the stylish left-handed batter.
Her first game in purple will be next weekend in Burnie!
— Hobart Hurricanes WBBL (@HurricanesWBBL) November 27, 2018
According to Smriti Mandhana, “I’ve heard from many players that the Hurricanes group is a great squad to be around and I can’t wait to get to Tasmania for the matches,” she said.
Hurricanes’ coach Salliann Briggs said he was delighted with her squad’s final signing. “Mandhana is a proven performer on the world stage, we saw that just last week with her knock against the Aussies,” she said. “I can’t wait to see her in purple, she’s an exciting addition not only for us but for the whole competition.”
Smriti Mandhana also had a decent T20 World Cup and also rose to number 10th in latest T20I batter rankings with some impressive knocks. In the Kia Super League 2018, playing for Western Storm, Mandhana was the top run-getter with 421 runs from 10 matches ( 9 innings) with 1 century and 2 half centuries to her name. The stylish hard-hitting batter scored the fastest ever half-century in T20 format and also smashed century during the Kia Super League tournament.
Hobart Hurricanes will be captained by Heather Knight. The fourth edition of Women’s Big Bash League would begin from 1st December 2018 and finish on 26th January 2019.
Sydney Sixers have won the tournament twice winning it in 2017/18, 2016/17 and Sydney Thunder won the tournament in 2015/16.