Indian T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and her deputy Smriti Mandhana will play in the fourth season of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). While Harmanpreet Kaur will play for Sydney Thunder, elegant Indian opener Smriti Mandhana will be a part of the Hobart Hurricanes squad.

Harmanpreet Kaur was the top scorer for Thunder in the second season of Australia’s domestic T20 league. Kaur had amassed 296 runs in 12 innings with a strike rate of 117 and an average of 59.20. Harmanpreet Kaur was also declared Thunder’s Player of the Tournament.


Smriti Mandhana, who played for Heat in the WBBL 02 season, has been signed Hobart Hurricanes for the fourth season of the league.


Speaking about her WBBL, Smriti Mandhana said she was looking forward to showcasing her talent for the new team. “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.”

Talking about young Indian batter, 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,” Salliann Briggs said. “I can’t wait to see her in purple, she’s an exciting addition not only for us but for the whole competition.”