Harmanpreet Kaur Encourages Domestic Players to do Well in the WPL in Order to Get an India Call-Up

Harmanpreet Kaur

"It makes things easier for the selectors because you've proven yourself at a good level and under pressure," she says

Vishal Singh Feb. 17, 2024

A piece of advice for the younger generation -

Harmanpreet Kaur, the Mumbai Indians captain, has stated that domestic players can earn National Team call-ups if they do well in the Women's Premier League (WPL 2024). With the Women's T20 World Cup set to take place later this year, domestic players will be eager to perform and gain callups on the big stage.

Harmanpreet Kaur is now going through a hard phase. The Mumbai Indians captain won the WPL trophy in the team's maiden season in 2023. However, Kaur's performance with the Indian team in the T20 World Cups has been too impressive. This year, the Indian eves will undoubtedly compete for their chance.

WPL is the kind of platform where domestic players will get opportunities. If they do well here then it means they’re kind of ready for international cricket. It makes things easier for the BCCI [selectors] because you’ve proven yourself at a good level and under pressure. If we get to see good talent and performances here, then it’ll be really good for us [Indian team] to look at such players and give them opportunities while thinking of the team for the T20 World Cup
~Harmanpreet said in the pre-tournament press conference.

Perform In WPL, Get India Team Callups

I think players getting such opportunities will want to grab them with both hands because if you can perform here then everyone is looking at you and your performance won’t be wasted, and you’ll get chances going ahead
~she added


The Indian skipper used the example of Saika Ishaque. The Bengal bowler made her WPL debut and delivered an outstanding performance. Her outstanding performances in the WPL earned her ODI and T20I caps for the Indian side.

Last year we saw Saika do well and other players too who were picked later in the team. Later on they got opportunities in the Indian team. So it’s a good platform for players because if you do well here, you can get picked [for the Indian team]
~Harmanpreet concluded

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