The world number one women’s T20 international batter Shafali Verma has become the latest Indian cricketer to become a part of the Sydney Sixers in the Women’s Big Bash League. Cricket.com.au reported that Shafali Verma and Radha Yadav have signed with the Sydney-based team for the upcoming edition of the Women’s Big Bash League.
Verma is currently in Australia, where she is playing for the Indian women’s cricket team against the Australian women’s cricket team. Recently, the opening batter slammed her maiden one-day international half-century and helped the Indian women’s cricket team defeat the Australian women’s cricket team on Sunday.
This is a very good opportunity for me and my goal is to just enjoy myself: Shafali Verma
Earlier this year, Shafali Verma played for the Birmingham Phoenix team in the 2021 edition of the Women’s Hundred. She has also represented Haryana Women and Team Velocity. Now, she is all set to don the Sydney Sixers jersey in the Women’s Big Bash League. Commenting about her upcoming Big Bash League stint with the Sydney Sixers team, Shafali said:
“This is a very good opportunity for me and my goal is to just enjoy myself, to make some new friends and have fun. I want to play WBBL and back myself and just believe in myself.”
Shafali is very impressive. She’s such a talent and she’s fearless: Sydney Sixers coach
The head coach of the Sydney Sixers team in the Women’s Big Bash League, Ben Sawyer was looking forward to working with Shafali Verma in the upcoming season. Sawyer worked with her in Birmingham, and he shared his experience, saying that Shafali wants to grow as a player and a person. Sawyer also spoke about Radha Yadav. He heaped praise on Verma’s batting abilities and said:
“Shafali is very impressive. She’s such a talent and she’s fearless. She hits to different areas of the field and plays shots that are different to the other three girls in that top four. Radha brings a skillset that we have never had at the Sixers, and that’s very exciting. I think a left-arm ortho bowler is so important in the WBBL.”