Shafali Verma to star for Birmingham Franchise in The Hundred

Shafali Verma has made a name for herself through her solid batting skills.

Indian teen batting star Shafali Verma will play for Birmingham Phoenix in the maiden season of The Hundred, the 100 ball tournament which would see 8 men’s and 8 women’s team.

Shafali Verma might also turn up for a Sydney franchise in the Women’s Big bash League later in the year.

Shafali Verma will be joined by her skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, vice captain Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma in the tournament.

The 17-year-old has made the headlines for being one of the leading women’s batter in ICC Women’s T20I rankings.

“Shafali was approached by Birmingham franchise and the deal is about to be closed. She will be replacing New Zealand’s Sophie Devine in the team,” a BCCI source told PTI.

The source continued, “She is also in talks with the Sydney franchise to play in the women’s Big Bash.”

The Hundred is scheduled to take place from July 21st, with the women’s match between the Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals in London. It was due to take place last year, but got postponed due to COVID-19. Women’s BBL scheduled to take place later this year.

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