Harmanpreet Kaur, according to Aakash Chopra, will be an excellent captain for the Mumbai Indians in the future Women’s Premier League 2023. (WPL). The former Indian cricketer also explained why Harmanpreet Kaur was chosen by the Mumbai Indians in the WPL auction on February 13. He stated that investing in excellent captains is a top success philosophy for the Mumbai-based business, which is why they spent so much money on Harmanpreet.
The Mumbai Indians outbid Royal Challengers Bangalore, UP Warriorz, and Delhi Capitals for the Indian women’s team captain for INR 1.8 crore. MI supporters are ecstatic with Harmanpreet’s signing, and there is no doubt about who will lead the team for the first season.
Aakash also considered having Harmanpreet lead the Mumbai Indians in JioCinema’s daily sports show #AAKASHVANI on Friday (February 23). He stated that the success of the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League is due to their investment in competent leaders. He cited Rohit Sharma as an example, who has guided the team to five IPL victories, and stated that the franchise wants Harmanpreet to adopt the same concept.
“Investing in a high-quality skipper has been one of Mumbai Indians’ top success mantras. When it comes to the men’s squad, they have always invested in captains, and when Rohit Sharma was brought in, he was expected to lead the MI side, and the rest is history. They’ve had some fantastic campaigns and have won five IPL titles. Likewise, when I look at the women’s squad, I see the same mindset – they want the greatest leader.
“Who is the best captain in women’s cricket right now? Harmanpreet Kaur here. Several players have the potential to be strong future captains, but Harmanpreet Kaur is the current captain. They eventually acquired her, and in my opinion, that was a steal,” Aakash remarked on Thursday.
At the WPL auction, Mumbai Indians landed some of the biggest names in T20 cricket. But, the club plainly lacks quality spin alternatives ahead of the inaugural season, which begins on March 4 in Mumbai. Spinners were in great demand during the auction, as the Mumbai Indians attempted to recruit Deepti Sharma, Ashleigh Gardner, and Sneh Rana but were outbid.
They did, however, add international spin talent Amelia Kerr, Hayley Matthews, and Chloe Tryon, but the club is still missing a top Indian spinner. Aakash also mentioned that the franchise’s scouting staff was put to the test during the auction, and that not signing a top Indian spinner may work against them.
“That’s their sole disadvantage. Several other things are fine. The Indian spinners that are presently available are Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Devika Vaidya, and Poonam Yadav, however none of them are on the team. So this is most likely where their reconnaissance has been put to the test. As a result, this will be an intriguing part of the series. The squad should do well, but there will be apparent hurdles. Maybe Hayley Matthews and Tryon will feel some strain, but we’ll see.” Aakash came to a conclusion.