Deepti Sharma
Deepti Sharma. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Star Indian all-rounder Deepti Sharma has been drafted in The Hundred by Birmingham Phoenix for the upcoming ladies’s version ranging from August 11. The 24-year-old off-spinner performed for London Spirit final season, which completed within the fourth place with 4 wins and 4 defeats. New Zealand worldwide stars Suzie Bates, Jess Kerr, and Lea Tahuhu have additionally been included through the Abroad Wildcard Draft route this season.

Veteran Bates has been drafted by the champions Oval Invincibles and skilled pacer Tahuhu by Manchester Originals whereas the 24-year-old Kiwi pacer Jess Kerr has been drafted in by London Spirit. In the meantime, Birmingham Phoenix males’s aspect has signed veteran South African spinner Imran Tahir as their abroad draft.

In line with The Hundred match guidelines, every ladies’s workforce can retain any variety of gamers from the earlier version and later signal an abroad participant through the wildcard draft. Birmingham Phoenix completed final season’s group phases on the third spot within the desk however have been crushed by champions Oval Invincibles within the Eliminator.

ECB motivates different boards to advertise ladies’s cricket as properly

The ECB identified The Hundred taking steps to advertise ladies’s cricket of their press launch. The ECB additionally doubled ladies’s wage bands for this 12 months’s version which is able to encourage different cricket our bodies to focus equally on ladies’s cricket. A

“For the primary time in any cricketing competitors, ladies’s gamers are being drafted together with the lads as The Hundred takes one other step in the direction of offering an equal platform for girls’s and males’s cricket,” the ECB mentioned in a press launch.

Sanjay Patel, Managing Director of The Hundred mentioned: “It’s good information to welcome 16 extra worldwide stars to The Hundred. Gamers from seven international locations have been chosen and it’s nice to welcome the likes of Mohammad Hasnain, Deepti Sharma and Suzie Bates to The Hundred this 12 months. This continues to take the standard of cricket to a different degree and we are able to’t look forward to a second summer season of unimaginable sporting motion.”

Workforce Ladies’s Males’s
Birmingham Phoenix Deepti Sharma (India) Imran Tahir (South Africa)
London Spirit Jess Kerr (New Zealand) Ben McDermott (Australia)
Manchester Originals Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand) Ashton Turner (Australia)
Northern Superchargers Heather Graham (Australia) David Wiese (Namibia)
Oval Invincibles Suzie Bates (New Zealand) Mohmmad Hasnain (Pakistan)
Southern Courageous Molly Strano (Australia) Finn Allen (New Zealand)
Trent Rockets Elyse Villani (Australia) Daniel Sams (Australia)
Welsh Hearth Nicola Carey (Australia) Noor Ahmad (Afghanistan)