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Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur has withdrawn from the WBBL owing to a back issue

Harmanpreet Kaur, the women’s team captain, will miss the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League.

The 33-year star all-rounder was scheduled to represent the Melbourne Renegades but will now miss the competition due to a back injury.  The Melbourne Renegades will be missing their marquee player and as a replacement, they’ve signed England’s batter Eve Jones.

She had previously missed the Renegades’ first two games against the Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat after leading India to their seventh Women’s Asia Cup title in Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Harmanpreet Kaur ruled out of BBL Women

“Harmanpreet was fantastic for us last season and we were looking forward to having her as part of our squad again this year, but unfortunately she has been ruled out through injury. Eve will stay on with our squad for at least the next couple of matches, as we work through the best strategy for our squad for the remainder of the tournament,” said James Rosengarten, Melbourne Renegades general manager.

She has got some staggering numbers for the Renegades as she was a vital component of the machine for the Renegades in the WBBL 2021 season, collecting 406 runs at an average of 58 and a strike rate of 130.96 in 12 innings, including three fifties, to earn ‘Player of the Tournament honors.

She took 15 wickets with her off-spin at an average of 20.86 and an economy rate of 7.45, finishing in the top 10 of the season’s highest run-scorers and wicket-takers.

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