Harmanpreet Kaur to play for Surrey Stars in Kia Super League
Harmanpreet Kaur will be representing Surrey Stars in the upcoming Kia Super League after playing for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League.cricket Updated: May 27, 2017 22:09 IST
India all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur is set to represent the Surrey Stars in Kia Super League, the T20 tournament hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
In July 2016, Harmanpreet created history as she became the first Indian player to be signed up for the Big Bash League. Playing for Sydney Thunder, Harmanpreet made an immediate impact in her first season, scoring 296 runs in 12 innings at an impressive average of 59.20. She also claimed six wickets. The Indian Women’s T20 captain was adjudged Sydney Thunder’s WBBL Player of the Tournament.
However, Kaur was at the centre of a minor controversy when she was charged for breaching the Cricket Australia Code of Conduct during her side’s Women’s Big Bash League match against the Hobart Hurricanes in Hobart.
Harmanpreet was reported for breaching CA’s Code of Conduct Article 2.1.2 – abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match – a level 1 offence.
The Kia Super League will start from 10th August 2017 and it will comprise of six teams playing each other in a league format. The top ranked teams will get a direct entry into the final while the second and third-ranked sides will compete for a spot in the final.