New Delhi: Days after the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) allowed Indian women cricketers to take part in the overseas leagues, top players are expected to feature in Australia's Women's Big Bash League (WBBL).
Premier Indian cricketers like Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Jhulan Goswami would be on wish-lists of WBBL clubs.
“I think we saw in the Indian team some very dynamic players, including Veda Krishnamurthy and Harmanpreet Kaur, I think these two stood out.
“And of course Jhulan Goswami, she’s a legend of the game and someone I’d love to see in the Women’s Big Bash. She’s a great team person and I’ve certainly enjoyed many battles with her over the years,”Alex Blackwell of Sydney Thunder told cricket.com.au.
Another Australian cricketer, Rene Farrell said she would like to see Mandhana picked up by the Thunder, while spinner Erin Osborne has her eye on Goswami.
“I’d love to play alongside Goswami think she’d be a tremendous asset for the Sydney Thunder so hopefully we can get her,” Osborne said.
India skipper Mithali Raj, Mandhana, might also fetch a contract in WBBL teams.
As per the media reports, runners-up Sydney Sixers have one place available for an overseas player. And their captain Ellyse Perry said the club hoped to use the spot to bolster their batting line-up – making them ideal candidates to pick up the likes of Mandhana, Harmanpreet or Raj.