New Zealand pacer Lea Tahuhu has been announced as the replacement for Australia’s left-arm pacer Lauren Cheatle by Gujarat Giants ahead of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024, starting on February 23.
Gujarat Giants acquired the services of the New Zealand pacer for INR 30 Lakhs.
“Gujarat Giants (GG) named Lea Tahuhu as replacement for Lauren Cheatle for the upcoming edition of the TATA Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024, starting February 23, 2024,” WPL said in a statement.
Tahuhu has represented New Zealand in 80 T20Is and 93 ODIs and has 78 and 109 wickets to her name in both the formats respectively.
Gujarat Giants had a disappointing season last year as they finished at the bottom of the table, suffering defeats in six out of eight matches. This year, they will kick off their WPL campaign against Mumbai Indians on February 25 in Bengaluru.