Gujarat Giants are prepared for Women’s Premier League debut. Beth Mooney, one of the most reliable Australian players, will serve as the team’s captain, and Indian off-spinner and all-rounder Sneh Rana will serve as vice-captain. The Women’s T20 World Cup was won by Mooney and her side in 2018, 2020 and 2023, as well as the Women’s ODI World Cup in 2022 and the gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Mooney is regarded as one of the most dominant wicket-keeper batsmen in the sport.
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A three-time Women’s Big Bash League winner, Mooney is one of the few batters in the Women’s T20 to score multiple centuries, with two to her credit, along with 17 half-centuries. She is one of the most reliable members of the Australian women’s team, having played over 83 games so far in her career and scored 2,350 points, including 74 not out in the final of the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup, making her ‘Player of the World’. Match’ Prize.
“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the Adani Gujarat Giants in the inaugural edition of the historic Women’s Premier League in 2023,” said Adani Gujarat Giants captain Beth Mooney. “The side are eager to get the ball rolling quickly and deliver an entertaining and effective type of cricket in WPL’s debut season which will hopefully lead us to the trophy. It will be absolutely fantastic to have people like Sneh as my deputy and Mithali Raj, Rachael Haynes and Nooshin Al Khadeer as crucial parts of the team,” added Mooney.
Vice-captain Sneh Rana is currently one of the most famous faces in Indian cricket and a vital player in the national team. The off spinner is known for her tenacity and picking up important wickets when on the pitch. Rana is also known for her ability to dry up the runs for opposing batters. The Dehradun-born spinner, who previously played for Velocity in the Women’s T20 Challenge, has played 25 matches in T20Is, taking 24 wickets at an economy rate of 6.21.
“Being the vice-captain of the Adani Gujarat Giants is a huge responsibility and I am very much looking forward to putting on a great show for the debut edition of the Women’s Premier League,” said Adani vice-captain Sneh Rana Gujarat Giants. “Together with captain Beth Mooney, I hope to lead a strong and talented team through the tournament,” added Rana.
“It’s great to have people like Beth Mooney as our captain and Sneh Rana as vice-captain. Both players are very well established and I expect the team to put its best foot forward. We are excited about our new innings”, said Head Coach Rachael Haynes, Adani Gujarat Giants.
The Adani Gujarat Giants will play their first game on the opening day of the competition itself when they take on the Mumbai Indians at 7:30 PM on March 4.
Gujarat Giants Squad: Beth Mooney (Captain), Sneh Rana (Vice Captain), Ashleigh Gardner, Sophia Dunkley, Annabel Sutherland, Harleen Deol, Deandra Dottin, S Meghana, Georgia Wareham, Mansi Joshi, Dayalan Hemalatha, Monica Patel, Tanuja Kanwer , Sushma Verma, Hurley Gala, Ashwani Kumari, Parunika Sisodia, Shabman Shakil.