Smriti Mandhana becomes first Indian batter to score a ton in women's Tests in Australia
1 Oct 2021
India wicket-keeper batter Richa Ghosh has been signed by Hobart Hurricanes for the upcoming season of the women’s Big Bash League. Ghosh is the seventh Indian player to join the premier women's T20 tournament.
While Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma joined Sydney Thunder, Shafali Verma and Radha Yadav were signed by Sydney Sixers. Jemimah Rodrigues and Harmanpreet Kaur have joined Melbourne Renegades for the upcoming edition of WBBL.
The right-hander who has been capped thrice in ODIs and nine times in T20Is is the third overseas signing by the Hurricanes. The other two players are New Zealand's Rachel Priest and South Africa's Mignon du Preez.
Richa who is with the Indian team in Australia expressed her delight on joining the club and thanked Hurricanes for giving the opportunity.
"I'm very excited to be playing in the WBBL this year. I'm very thankful to the Hurricanes for this opportunity, and I'm looking forward to coming to Tasmania and meeting up with my new teammates,” she said.
In 9 T20Is that she has played, Ghosh has scored 126 runs at a strike-rate of 112.50 and was in decent form with the bat during the recently-concluded ODI series against Australia away from home.