Smriti Mandhana smashed a 20-ball 48 on her Kia Super League debut and missed the records for the fastest fifty by two runs. The 21-year-old is well-renowned for her hitting prowess and is also someone who can play the big innings. Representing the Western Storm aka the Stormtroopers, Mandhana batted at the top of the order, where she usually does and played an attacking inning to announce her arrival. Also Read - India's Shafali Verma Continues Reign at Top of T20I Rankings
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Chasing 163, Mandhana cut loose from the word go which helped the Storm win the match.
Meanwhile, Mandhana has been in good form for India eves as well at the top of the order along with Mithali Raj and Jemmimah Rodriguez. Mandhana’s T20 exploits ensured that she was named captain of the trailblazers as well. Needless to say, the Indians will be hoping for much more from her as things move forward.
Mandhana recently turned 22 and she was wished by Sachin Tendulkar as well.
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This girl from Mumbai has a long future ahead and we believe this is just the start. Mandhana would be expected to play a pivotal role in the ICC Women’s T20I World Cup. Indian eves will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur.