Shafali set to play for Birmingham franchise


New Delhi

India’s teen batting sensation Shafali Verma is set to play for Birmingham Phoenix in the inaugural edition of The Hundred and might also turn up for a Sydney franchise in the Women’s Big bash League later in the year. The 17-year-old, who is the world No. 1 T20I batswoman in ICC rankings, thus will join Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma in the 100-ball tournament involving eight men’s and women’s teams.

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