[caption id="attachment_652625" align="alignleft" width="300"]<img class="size-full wp-image-652625" alt="Veda Krishnamurthy will play for Hobart Hurricanes Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Veda-Krishnamurthy-India-vs-Australia-ICC-Womens-World-Cup-2017.jpg" width="300" height="446" /> Veda Krishnamurthy will play for Hobart Hurricanes Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Ahead of the third season of Women s Big Bash League (WBBL), Hobart Hurricanes have signed India s<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/veda-krishnamurthy"> Veda Krishnamurthy,</a> who will be the franchise s third overseas player, after England's Lauren Winfield and West Indies' Hayley Mathews. <p></p> <p></p>Veda will be available to play in WBBL till January 15, 2018, before returning to India for national duties. WBBL 2017-18 will see two Indian women player participate: Veda and Harmanpreet Kaur <p></p> <p></p>Harmanpreet will continue her stay with Sydney Thunders. According to a report published in <i>ESPNcricinfo</i>, all-rounder Deepti Sharma too is in line for a contract for the upcoming season. <p></p> <p></p>Speaking on the same, Veda said, "The offer came about a month ago. I was pleasantly surprised because I wasn't expecting it. Because our South Africa tour dates weren't announced then. We were expecting it [the tour] to be in January, so there was some confusion if I'd be able to take up the offer. <p></p> <p></p>"I spoke to Harman and Smriti about what to expect. It's exciting to play in a brand new country, interact with new cultures. I think this is a direct result of ICC promoting the game well. With the World Cup being so well received, new avenues have opened up for cricketers from around the world. This deal is a direct recognition of India's performance at the World Cup. To play in that environment with some of the world's best will surely add a new dimension to my game, Veda concluded. <p></p> <p></p>Smriti Mandhana, who played for Brisbane Heat last year, is likely to miss out, as the franchise is yet to offer her a renewal. Veda meanwhile will be available to play 10 games in WBBL. She will travel back to India to prepare for Eves tour to South Africa in February. <p></p> <p></p>This means Veda will miss the final stages of the tournament if Hurricanes reach that far. The 2017-18 edition of WBBL commences on December 9.