Mumbai Indians (MI) have announced Harmanpreet Kaur as the captain of their women’s team ahead of the inaugural season of Women’s Premier League.
MI had bought Harmanpreet, who has led India to the knockouts in the last three T20 World Cups, for INR 1.8 crore.
She will work with Charlotte Edwards (Head Coach), Jhulan Goswami (Bowling Coach and Mentor), Devieka Palshikaar (Batting Coach) and Lydia Greenway (Fielding Coach).
“We are thrilled to have Harmanpreet as the captain of Mumbai Indians’ first-ever women’s cricket team. As the national captain, she has led the Indian Women’s team to some of their most exciting wins. And I am sure that with Charlotte and Jhulan’s support, she will inspire our MI women’s team to play their best cricket, display a sense of pride, and bring even more glory to women in sports.” Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani said.
“We are so looking forward to the beginning of this new chapter for MI! I can’t wait to see our girls play the fearless and entertaining MI brand of cricket that our fans adore. More power to Harmanpreet and the entire MI team on this exciting journey ahead!”
Mumbai Indians play the season opener of WPL on 4th March, at DY Patil Stadium against Gujarat Giants.