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The Hundred: Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur to return home

Harmanpreet Kaur is struggling with a quad injury and will be replaced with Ireland’s Gaby Lewis in the squad.

Harmanpreet Kaur/ Smriti Mandhana
Harmanpreet Kaur/ Smriti Mandhana ( Image Credit: Twitter)

Southern Brave’s Smriti Mandhana and Manchester Orignals’ Harmanpreet Kaur will take no further part in the Hundred and will return to India. While Mandhana pulled out of the remaining matches to spend time with her family before the Australia tour, Harmanpreet Kaur is struggling with a quad injury and will be replaced with Ireland’s Gaby Lewis in the squad.

“I would love to be able to stay with the team until the final but we’ve been away from home for a long time with more tours ahead,” Mandhana said in a statement.” I’ll be watching the team at Lord’s and hoping they can continue our good form. It’s been a fantastic competition to be involved in and I’ve really enjoyed it.”

Smriti Mandhana had a fairly decent run in the Hundred and scored 167 runs from seven innings at a strike rate of 133.60. Her best knock came against Welsh Fire, where she smashed a 52 ball 78, leading Southern Brave to victory. Harmanpreet, on the other hand, scored 104 runs in three innings at a strike rate of 109.47.

Jemimah Rodrigues ( Northern Superchargers), Shafali Verma (Birmingham Phoenix), and Deepti Sharma (London Spirit) are the other Indians in the competition. Rodrigues has had a phenomenal season and is currently leading the charts of most runs.

Meanwhile, in the Men’s competition, Marchant de Lange has made a comeback at Trent Rockets after Wahab Riaz suffered an injury. De Lange was released last week after Wahab Riaz was made available for the Rockets. Riaz’s participation was delayed due to Visa issues. De Lange had a fantastic run in the three games he played, picking up eight wickets.

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