The 32-year-old will #GETONRED for WBBL|07 alongside Indian teammate Jemimah Rodrigues, in a move that will add significant firepower to the Melbourne Renegades’ batting line-up.
Kaur is one of the game’s most destructive players – as showcased in her unbeaten 171 off just 115 deliveries to sink Australia in the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup semi-finals.
The 32-year-old captains India’s T20 side, brings 227 games of international experience and is excited to be returning to the WBBL, after a previous stint with the Sydney Thunder.
“It means a lot (to be back). The WBBL has given me a lot of experience and a great platform where I can perform and execute,” Kaur said.
“Coming back with a new team, the Renegades… I hope this season will be really great for us. It’s my first season with them and I definitely want to make an impact.
“Whenever I’ve played WBBL, I’ve seen many fans around and their excitement. Even lots of Indian fans are coming and watching – it’s a great experience for me. I’m glad that I’m part of this great tournament.”
WBBL Head Coach, Simon Helmot, welcomed the addition of Kaur to his side.
“Harmanpreet’s record at international level over the past decade speaks for itself,” Helmot said.
“She’s a match-winner and can take the game away from the opposition in a heartbeat. We also see Harmanpreet being an important addition for our group with her experience and leadership."
The signings of Kaur and Rodrigues finalises the Renegades’ squad for WBBL|07.
“We’re thrilled to have Harmanpreet and Jemimah on board and we look forward to welcoming them to our group with open arms following the international series,” General Manager, James Rosengarten, said.
“Adding two world-class players is something that will no doubt excite our members, fans and wider Renegades community.
“We believe we’ve assembled a really well-rounded squad and will enter WBBL|07 with a lot of optimism about what we’re capable of achieving.”
WBBL|07 Squad: Sophie Molineux (c), Makinley Blows, Josie Dooley, Jess Duffin, Ellie Falconer, Holly Ferling, Poppy Gardner, Ella Hayward, Eve Jones*, Harmanpreet Kaur*, Carly Leeson, Rhiann O’Donnell, Jemimah Rodrigues*, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb
*denotes international player