Harmanpreet Kaur is one of the very few Indian women’s players who are known for hitting big sixes and although the Indian T20I captain has not been among the runs in international cricket in the last little while, she has been smacking it all around the park in the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).
Harmanpreet, earlier today, smashed two massive sixes off consecutive balls on her way to a match-winning innings of 73 off just 46 balls against Adelaide Strikers.
Harmanpreet Kaur, who is playing for Melbourne Renegades in the ongoing WBBL, has been one of the most consistent players in the tournament, not just with the bat, but with the ball as well.
Harmanpreet Kaur in WBBL 2021:
24*(19) & 1/20(3)
41(37) & 1/31(4)
35*(29) & 2/17(4)
3(4) & 1/35(4)
43(32) & 0/19(3)
73*(46) & 2/31(4)
This is one of the finest all-round performances by a cricketer in any tournament.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 31, 2021
Harmanpreet plays a very difficult role in both franchise and international cricket
The kind of role Harmanpreet plays, not just for India, but in franchise cricket as well, it’s probably the most difficult role in a T20 game because she generally bats in the middle order at a time when the pressure is immense and the batter regularly has to find the boundaries.
To do that sort of role in a set-up and to still be as consistent as Harmanpreet has been in this WBBL, it’s remarkable. Harmanpreet’s consistency with both bat and ball is one of the main reasons why Melbourne Renegades are topping the WBBL table at the moment with 5 victories in 7 games.
This is what we call LAUNCHED!
— Weber Women's Big Bash League (@WBBL) October 31, 2021
Harmanpreet’s form is not just important for Melbourne Renegades going ahead in the business end of the WBBL, but it’s also important for India, given the fact that the women’s ODI World Cup is around the corner and Harmanpreet is one of the most important batters in the Indian team, if not the most important, as far as the white ball set-up is concerned.
In the last women’s ODI World Cup in England in 2017, Harmanpreet Kaur had played one of the best innings ever in the history of women’s cricket when she had scored 171 against Australia in the semi-final of the tournament and had dragged India to the final where they lost to England.