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WPL | Delighted at having sparked young girls’ dreams: Smriti Mandhana

In a happy place: Having put together a strong team, captain Smriti and RCB chairman Mishra are looking forward to a successful campaign. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement When Smriti Mandhana goes out to train at her hometown of Sangli these days, she often finds several girls playing alongside boys. “There would be four girls in a boys’ under-14 team and that makes me so happy and proud that I sit down and watch them for a while before I begin my training,” she said a few hours before the start of the Women’s Premier League, which will inspire all those girls to dream big. “Before the 2017 World Cup, we were hoping to see more and more girls picking up bats and balls to play cricket,” she said. Smriti is delighted that she is leading Royal Challengers Bangalore, a franchise ...

WPL 2023: Smriti Mandhana named RCB captain | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India vice-captain Smriti Mandhana was expectedly named as captain by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the inaugural Women's Premier League (WPL).RCB had bought Smriti for Rs 3.40 crore in the recent auction held in Mumbai. It was the highest price for a player in the WPL auction.The announcement was made through a video shared on the franchise's social media handles, which had messages from RCB talisman Virat Kohli and current men's team skipper Faf du Plessis."Now it's time for another No. 18 to lead a very special RCB team in WPL. Yes, we are talking about Smriti Mandhana. Go on Smriti. You will have the support of the best team and the best fans in the world," Kohli said.Smriti is central to our Play Bold philosophy and cricketing plans. We have handed her the leader...