Harmanpreet Kaur has been a mainstay of international women’s cricket for several years. Having captained India in both ODI and T20 cricket, Harman has a strong record with both bat and ball, having the capacity to take games away from the opposition.
Growing up watching India in the late 90s, Harman’s cricketing hero is Virender Sehwag and she lives by his cricketing philosophy of “See ball hit ball”.
Harman’s form in international cricket, being regularly destructive with both bat and ball, led her to being the first Indian player to be signed up by a Big Bash franchise, with Sydney Thunder signing Harman for the 2016-17 season
English cricket fans will fondly remember Harman for her outstanding 171* against Australia in the semi-final of last year’s Women’s Cricket World Cup, and Thunder fans will be hoping she can repeat that form in this years’ Kia Super League.
She still the headlines on her KSL and Thunder debut at the Kia Oval, smashing a huge six off the penultimate ball to secure her side a 5-wicket win against Surrey Stars.