Radha Yadav and Shafali Verma Signed by Sydney Sixers
By Tanushka Gain
on Mon Sep 27 2021
Young batting sensation Shafali Verma and left-arm spinner Radha Yadav have been dropped by the Sydney Sixers ahead of the upcoming WBBL. The club made the announcement on Monday (27 September). The announcement was made a day after Sydney Thunder confirmed the contracts of Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma.
India’s youngest debutante in international cricket, Shafali Verma had a scintillating performance on Australian shores in the T20 World Cup last year. and topped the ICC rankings across formats. Behind her T20 exploits, she also recently played for Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred. On Sunday (26 September), he starred in India’s famous victory over Australia with a mature half-century. With a steady rise in her shares, Shafali has now secured her first WBBL deal.
Shafali Verma said, “This is a great opportunity for me and my aim is just to enjoy myself, make some new friends and have fun.” “I want to play WBBL and back myself and just believe in myself.”
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Head coach Ben Sawyer, who recently worked with Shafali Verma in England in the inaugural season of the Hundred. He praised the young player, describing him as fearless. She hits different areas of the field and plays different shots than the other three girls in the top four.” My experience with her in Birmingham was that she wants to learn. She wants to get better and she wants to grow more as a player and a person.”
Radha Yadav, who is in India’s squad for the upcoming T20I against Australia, will be making her first appearance in the WBBL. Yadav said, “Many young Indian girls want to play in WBBL.” “It’s a very good standard and I’m very happy to be able to play for the Sixers this year.”
Sawyer was pleased with the acquisition of the 21-year-old. Alnd also given the variety they offer to the bowling attack. “Radha Yadav brings in a skill that we never had in the Sixers. And it’s very exciting,” he added. “I think a left arm ortho bowler is very important in WBBL. And being a world class bowler is such a huge opportunity for this team. She has also batted in the middle order for India so she works with the bat . very.”