There is not much time left for the second season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) to begin. The first match of the upcoming season will be played on 23 February. Earlier, Gujarat Giants team has included New Zealand team star fast bowler Lee Tahuhu, who has been included in place of Lauren Cheatley, who will not be seen playing in the upcoming season due to injury. Lauren had to decide to opt out of the second season of the WPL due to treatment for her neck.
No team showed interest in Tahuhu in the auction
Talking about Lee Tahuhu, the 33-year old ace player of the New Zealand Women’s Cricket Team remained unsold in the WPL 2024 auction. Now he has been bought by Gujarat Giants team for Rs 30 lakh. Tahuhu has the experience of playing 80 T20 and 93 ODI international matches. Tahuhu has taken 78 and 109 wickets in this. In the statement issued by Gujarat Giants regarding the addition of Tahuhu to the team, they said that Australian player Cheatley will not be able to play due to the treatment of his neck, in his place we have decided to include Tahuhu as a replacement. . Let us tell you that Tahuhu is a part of the Supernova team in New Zealand’s domestic T20 tournament, apart from this she plays for the Sydney Thunders team in the Women’s Big Bash League. In the upcoming WPL season, the responsibility of captaining the Gujarat Giants team will be seen handled by veteran female Australian player Beth Mooney, who was out due to injury in the opening match of the first season.
Here is the updated squad of Gujarat Giants team for the WPL 2024 season.
Beth Mooney (captain), Ashley Gardner, Dylan Hemlata, Harleen Deol, Laura Wolvaardt, Shabnam Shakeel, Sneh Rana, Tanuja Kanwar, Phoebe Litchfield, Meghna Singh, Trisha Pujitha, Kashvi Gautam, Priya Mishra, Katherine Bryce, Mannat Kashyap, Veda Krishnamurthy. , Tarannum Pathan, Lee Tahuhu.
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