Australian leg-spinner Alanna King is enjoying the prospect of playing in front of her extended family India During the five-T20I series, where a good performance could prepare them for the upcoming Women’s IPL.
Five T20 matches will be played in Mumbai, starting with the opening match on December 9.
While King was born in Australia, his parents Leroy and Sharon were raised in Chennai before moving to Melbourne.
King told you, “There might be some family friends visiting.”
“There are some in Mumbai. Hopefully I get to see them and they see me playing in the flesh. it will be good.”
The 27-year-old has made several family trips to India, most recently in 2016 when she met several cousins and family friends.
“When I talk to him it sounds like nothing has changed and it could be a different few months. And it will be good for him to see me playing cricket,” King said.
“I’m sure WhatsApp will start flying closer to the game.”
King, who played for the Supernovas in the T20 Challenge in India earlier this year, has been in fine form over the last 12 months.
After debuting in last year’s Ashes, he took 31 wickets at 20.87 across all formats, playing a key role in Australia retaining that trophy, winning the 50-over World Cup and Commonwealth Games gold.
While the series marks the build-up to the T20 World Cup in South Africa starting February 10, it will be crucial for the players as a good performance could help them bag lucrative deals in the inaugural Women’s IPL in March.
“It’s at the forefront of everyone’s mind that an IPL is coming,” King said.
“Everyone would love to raise their hand for this. It’s big and about to get bigger. Everyone has been crying out for this for some time now.
“It will not only help the international game but also the domestic game,” he said. It’s going to be great and hopefully I can get a tap on the shoulder. But for now it’s all focused on Mumbai,” she signed off.