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Michael Klinger upbeat about Gujarat Giants’ chances in 2024 WPL

Last updated on 17 Feb 2024 | 05:56 AM
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Michael Klinger upbeat about Gujarat Giants’ chances in 2024 WPL

Michael Klinger was upbeat about Gujarat Giants chances at the second edition of the WPL

Ahead of the 2024 edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL), Gujarat Giants made a last-minute change to their setup, roping in former Australian batter Michael Klinger to replace Rachael Haynes. 

While Giants were unfortunate to be struck with an injury last year, where their captain Beth Mooney was ruled out of the tournament after just one game, they have the entire squad now to pick from, making Klinger upbeat about their chances at the competition this year. 

“This is a new season in the WPL and we are really excited about it. But we must work very hard to be able to put in a good show for our fans. We have a few plans for our players, and the roles for everyone are also well defined,” Klinger said in the jersey unveiling event here in Bangalore.  

“We hope the players are the best version of themselves every day. There is a lot to look forward to here, and the team is gung-ho about the upcoming season, and we are quietly confident about doing well once things kick off.”

Giants have already started their training for the upcoming season, ahead of their opener on February 25 against Mumbai Indians women at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Giants’ mentor, Mithali Raj, too was positive of the team’s chances, stating that they have the perfect mix of youth and experience required to win the competition. 

“The WPL is a great platform for women’s cricket, and the Adani Sportsline team have been tremendous in terms of supporting the team with whatever is needed as we build up to our opening game. We have a well-balanced squad with a lot of youth and plenty of experience in the senior players, and together, we are always looking to put our best foot forward,” said Mithali. 

“This is an important season for the Gujarat Giants, and I want all our players to give it their very best, in every training session and in every game of course, and ask all the questions they need to, because that’s the best way to make sure the preparation is on-point,” she had to add.

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