Versatile Pooja Vastrakar has become the latest Indian cricketer to sign for Brisbane Heat for the upcoming edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). The 22-year-old will become the third Indian cricketer to play for the Brisbane Heat. Smriti Mandhana and Poonam Yadav had previously played for the team. ”Pooja is an outstanding athlete. She plays at a brisk pace, can find the limit with the bat in order and is an absolute thrower on the pitch,’ Brisbane Heat coach Ashley Noffke said in a statement on the website. club. ”We are very happy to welcome him to the WBBL and are excited about the experience we can offer him. She’s definitely a player of the future for India and we think she can make a difference for the Heat this summer,” Noffke added. Vastrakar, a key member of the Indian team, and someone who played a vital role in the team’s recent wins over Sri Lanka, is currently recovering from COVID-19. She also played a central role in India’s World Cup campaign in New Zealand earlier this year, finishing as the team’s second-best wicket-taker and playing an impressive 67 from 59. bullets against Pakistan. Vastrakar was named to India’s Commonwealth Games squad but is currently in quarantine in Bangalore. She is expected to miss her opener against Australia on Friday.
She joins New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr as the Brisbane Heat’s second foreign player for the upcoming season.
Vastrakar has represented India in 23 ODIs, 27 T20Is and two Tests.
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