Beth Mooney to lead Gujarat Giants in WPL
Australia’s batter Beth Mooney has been appointed the captain of the Gujarat Giants team for the inaugural Women’s Premier League. Team India’s right-arm orthodox spinner Sneh Rana has been chosen as Mooney’s deputy.
Speaking about the appointment, Mooney said, “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the Adani Gujarat Giants in the historic Women’s Premier League’s inaugural edition in 2023.” She further added, “The squad is keen to get the ball rolling soon and put out an entertaining and effective brand of cricket in the debut season of the WPL. It will be fantastic to have the likes of Sneh as my deputy and Mithali Raj, Rachael Haynes and Nooshin Al Khadeer as pivotal parts of the team.”
This will be Mooney’s first experience at leading a side in an overseas T20 league. However, her record as a batter in the format is exceptional. She has hit 18 half-centuries in the 83 T20 games she has played, scoring 2,350 runs.
India’s Sneh Rana who is appointed as the vice captain of Gujarat Giants. Rana, who is a master of the T20 format has bagged 24 wickets from 25 games with an economy rate of 6.21. “Being the vice-captain of the Gujarat Giants is a huge responsibility and I am keenly looking forward to putting up a great show for the debut edition of the Women’s Premier League,” said Rana.