Smriti Mandhana rejoins Western Storm for KSL

MUMBAI: Star India starter Smriti Mandhana has joined again Western storm for the 2019 season of the Kia Super League ( KSL ), announced the franchise.

" Western storm are delighted to be able to announce that Smriti Mandhana will be returning for the 2019 KIA Super League," Western storm said in a statement shared through its official Twitter handle.

The 22-year-old Mandhana played a key role for Western storm in the last edition of KSL .

"She made a huge impact for Western storm last year and played a major role in the team making it to finals day for the third consecutive season," the statement said.

World No. 1 batswoman Mandhana, who hails from Sangli district in western Maharashtra, was the leading scorer at KSL last year with 421 runs at an average of 60.14, including a century.

Mandhana, left-handed, who has played 50 ODI and 56 T20, said he was waiting for another season in the league.

"I enjoyed my time with Western storm last year and I'm looking forward to coming back in 2019. We played some outstanding Cricket Last year and I hope we can go a little further this season and lift the trophy, Mandhana said in a statement.

Mandhana's teammates Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma will also feature in the fourth edition of the KSL, which is set to commence on August 6.