UP Warriorz name Deepti Sharma as vice-captain for inaugural WPL | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ace India all-rounder Deepti Sharma was on Saturday named the vice-captain of UP Warriorz for the upcoming inaugural edition Women’s Premier League.
Deepti will be Alyssa Healy’s deputy in the tournament that starts from Match 4. The 25-year-old Deepti was bought by the franchise for a whopping Rs 2.6 crore in the recent auction.
The all-rounder has been a key member of the Indian women’s team set-up and is one of the few players from the country to have turned out in franchise tournaments outside the country.
“Along with captain Alyssa Healy, and the other senior players, we hope we can make the team function well and play some fantastic cricket,” Deepti said in a statement.
“We hope our performances in the WPL can become a source of inspiration for the young women athletes in UP and we are keenly awaiting the start of the tournament,” Deepti added.

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The UP Warriorz side is coached by England’s Jon Lewis and has Anju Jain as the assistant coach, while former Australian cricketers Ashley Noffke is the bowling coach and four-time world champion Lisa Sthalekar is the team’s mentor.
The Women’s Premier League will run from March 4-26 in Mumbai’s Brabourne and DY Patil Stadium.
With inputs from PTI)

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