Surrey Stars announces the replacement of Harmanpreet Kaur for Kia Super League 2017

South Africa’s opening batter, Lizelle Lee, has been signed up by Surrey Stars for the upcoming season of the Kia Super League as a replacement for Harmanpreet Kaur, who pulled out of the tournament because of a shoulder injury.

Harmanpreet, the Indian all-rounder who propelled her team to the final of the recent concluded ICC Women’s World Cup with a scintillating knock of 171 off just 115 balls against Australia, has been advised one month’s rest which will be followed by rehab.

Meanwhile, Lee was also in a sublime form during the World Cup and scored 269 runs from seven matches at an average of 44.83. She gave a good account of her hitting ability by smashing 12 sixes, the most in the tournament.

Surrey Stars head coach, Richard Bedbrook said, “It’s really exciting to be welcoming such a dynamic and aggressive opener to our squad.

“Although it’s sad that Harmanpreet will be unable to join up with us, to be able to replace her with a player of undoubted international class at such short notice is very pleasing indeed and we’re all excited to see Lizelle lining up in a Surrey shirt.”

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