India’s Poonam Yadav became the 8th Indian to join the 7th edition of Women’s Big Bash League.
The Indian spinner will be playing for Brisbane Heat. This is the debut season for the 30-year-old in the Australian league.
She is picked as a replacement player for the team, replaces New Zealand spin all-rounder Amelia Kerr.
“It’s very exciting to welcome a player of her class and experience into our group. We know there is a lot of upside to Poonam coming on board this summer,’ Heat coach Ashley Noffke was quoted as saying on the official website of Brisbane Heat.
“She is a different type of bowler to Melie, and we are clear on how we can best utilise her talents in our line-up. Jess Jonassen has played against her and as captain, she is very keen to work alongside her now she is with the Heat,” he added.
Other Indians who will feature in this year’s WBBL are
Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma- Sydney Thunder.
Shafali Verma and Radha Yadav- Sydney Sixers.
Jemimah Rodrigues and Harmanpreet Kaur- Melbourne Renegades
Richa Ghosh- Hobart Hurricanes