Indian star Smriti Mandhana called for a women’s issue of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with 5-6 teams. Mandhana believes that it will definitely help Indian women’s cricket to reach the next level. She feels that this will strengthen the bank of the Indian women’s team in the future.
During a conversation with the cricket superstar in India Ravichandran Ashwin on his Youtube Mandhana believed that a tournament with eight teams currently seems far from reality, but with five or six teams, the female version of IPL could start.
“We are good at working with five or six teams. But eight teams, I’m still not sure what it’s going to look like. But I think we really have to start with five or six teams so that we can actually reach eight teams soon, ”he said. Madhana told Ashwin.
“I think, until we start, we are not giving our girls exposure to change their cricket to a whole other level,” he said. she added.
The Mumbai-born cricketer gave an example of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) and said how it changed Australian women’s cricket. Mandhana explained that she played in the tournament four years ago, and now the quality of the competition is completely different. The left-handed victim also wanted to see similar things happen in Indian women’s cricket.
‘I played in Big Bash four years ago, and now the quality is very different. You can see it in Cricket Australia, where every day they have 40-50 cricketers ready to play international cricket. So, I really want it to happen in Indian cricket. I think IPL will play a big role in that, ‘ Mandhana added further.
Mandhana recently in the first edition of The Hundred. She was part of the team Southern brave in the 100-ball competition. In seven games, Mandhana scored 167 runs with the help of two half-centuries.