New signing for Western Storm
Western Storm can today exclusively reveal that Smriti Mandhana will be our second overseas player for the 2018 Kia Super League.
The 21-year-old India opener has scored over 826 runs with a high score of 76 in the 40 IT20s that she has played in. She has also scored 1464 runs in 41 ODIs at an average of 37.53 with a high score of 135.
In addition to her impressive international exploits she has also featured in the Big Bash for Brisbane Heat and she captained IPL Trailblazers in the recent Women’s T20 challenge which took place ahead of IPL Qualifier One.
She will become the first Indian player to appear in the KSL.
After securing her signing, Head Coach Trevor Griffin said: “We are really excited that Smriti will be joining us. She is one of the brightest young talents in the game at the moment. Although she is still young, she has a great deal of experience of the game at the highest level and we believe that she will prove to be an excellent signing.”
After putting pen to paper Smriti said: “I am very excited to be playing for the Kia Super League champions. To be the first Indian player to appear in the tournament is a real honour and I hope that I can help Western Storm to more success.”
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