Deepti Sharma joins Western Storm

Western Storm are delighted to be able to announce that India all-rounder Deepti Sharma will be our second overseas player for the 2019 KIA Super League.

The 21-year-old is currently second in the official ICC ODI all-rounder rankings and has a wealth of experience of white-ball cricket.

She has played in 30 IT20s, taking 28 wickets with her off-spin at an average 22.92. She has also featured in 48 ODIs, taking 56 wickets at an average 27.39 with a best of six for 20. She also averages 41.81 with the bat in ODI cricket.

After completing the signing, Western Storm Head Coach, Trevor Griffin said: “Deepti is a quality player with a huge amount of experience at the very highest level and she will bring something a little bit different to our squad this year.

“Continuity of selection is something that has played a huge roll in our success over the last few years, and therefore we felt it was important to sign overseas players who will be with us for the duration of the campaign.

“She’s still only 21 but she will bring a huge amount of experience and knowledge to our dressing room. She is currently rated as the second-best all-rounder in the world in one-day cricket by the ICC, so her quality is there for all to see.”

After signing for Western Storm, Deepti said: “I am looking forward to the challenge of playing in the KIA Super League. Every player wants to play alongside and against the best in the world, and this will give me the opportunity to do that.

“I have heard good things about Western Storm from Smriti and I can’t wait to contribute to the team’s success on the field.”