WPL 2023: Shivali Shinde joins UP Warriorz as replacement of Laxmi Yadav | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: uncapped dough Shivali Shinde was written by UP Warrior in replacement of Laxmi Yadav for the rest of the season in the Women’s Premier League.
Wicketkeeper batter Laxmi was injured during practice. Hailing from Ghaziabad, she was bought next door at a base price of Rs 10 lakhs.
“Unfortunately I had to go home with an injury. Obviously it’s not ideal because we’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a long time and when the opportunity came I got injured. But we don’t have to. not give up hope because of an injury.”
“All the time I spent with the team in the camp was memorable. Everyone was very positive. The environment was very uplifting. this magnitude and there was no jitters either. I enjoyed every bit of camp. I learned a lot and everyone was very supportive of me,” she said in a video released by the franchise on her social media accounts.
Shivali, 26, from Maharashtra, joined the UP Warriorz team in Mumbai on International Women’s Day. She played for the State team, in addition to playing for the India-A team in Senior Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy.
Shivali, an opening hitter from Kolhapur, is considered one of the players to watch in the national league. She’s also known to be a quick scorer, who can help set the tone in innings for her team.
“Playing in the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League for UP Warriorz is a moment of immense pride for me. And my family are delighted that I had this opportunity.
“I look forward to this passage and hope to learn the ropes from some of the best cricketers in the business. Experiencing the electric atmosphere in the stadiums is something I look forward to and hope to be able to contribute substantially to UP Warriorz,” she said in a press release issued by the franchise.
UP Warriorz started its 2023 WPL campaign with a hard-fought three-wicket win over the Gujarat Giants, before losing to the Delhi Capitals by 42 runs. Both matches were played at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Their next game will be against Royal Challengers Bangalore managed by Smriti Mandhana on March 10 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
(With IANS entries)


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