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“Top International Cricket Stars Ready to Shine at T20 World Cup After Dominant WPL Performances”

Here’s a glimpse at some of the standout performers from the recent Women’s Premier League (WPL) who are likely to carry their impressive form into the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup later this year:

  1. Leading Run-Scorers: Several batters showcased their prowess with the bat in the WPL, setting themselves up as key figures for their respective teams in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Their ability to consistently score runs under pressure will be crucial for their teams’ success on the international stage.
  2. Wicket-Taking Bowlers: Alongside the impressive batting displays, the WPL also witnessed some stellar performances from bowlers who consistently took wickets. Their knack for picking up crucial breakthroughs will be invaluable for their teams during the T20 World Cup, where tight bowling spells can often turn the tide of a match.
  3. International Stars in Form: With players from various countries participating in the WPL, it provided a platform for international stars to fine-tune their skills ahead of the T20 World Cup. These players will look to carry their good form into the global tournament and make significant contributions to their teams’ campaigns.

As the excitement builds towards the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, the performances of these standout players in the WPL serve as a promising indicator of what’s to come on the international stage later this year.

Leading run-scorers at WPL

Ellyse PerryRoyal Challengers Bangalore347
Meg LanningDelhi Capitals331
Shafali VermaDelhi Capitals309
Smriti MandhanaRoyal Challengers Bangalore300
Deepti SharmaUP Warriorz295
Beth MooneyGujarat Giants285
Harmanpreet KaurMumbai Indians268
Richa GhoshRoyal Challengers Bangalore257
Jemimah RodriguesDelhi Capitals235
Alice CapseyDelhi Capitals230

In the recently concluded tournament, experienced all-rounder Ellyse Perry stood out by accumulating the highest number of runs (347 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore) among all players. Alongside her, several of her Australian teammates showcased their skills prominently.

Beth Mooney, a dependable top-order batter, gathered 285 runs for Gujarat Giants, securing the sixth position in the list of leading run-scorers. Additionally, hard-hitting players like Grace Harris (188 runs for UP Warriorz) and Australia’s captain Alyssa Healy (175 runs for UP Warriorz) also made significant contributions with the bat.

As India gears up for the Women’s T20 World Cup in Bangladesh, they can draw confidence from the outstanding performances of their batters in the tournament. Shafali Verma (309 runs for Delhi Capitals), Smriti Mandhana (300 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore), Deepti Sharma (295 runs for UP Warriorz), Harmanpreet Kaur (268 runs for Mumbai Indians), Richa Ghosh (257 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore), and Jemimah Rodrigues (235 runs for Delhi Capitals) all finished within the top 10 leading run-scorers. Notably, Shafali stood out with the third-highest run tally overall and an impressive count of 20 sixes, the most in the tournament.

These stellar performances by key players from Australia and India bode well for their respective teams as they aim for success in the upcoming Women’s T20 World Cup.

Most sixes at WPL

Shafali VermaDelhi Capitals20
Smriti MandhanaRoyal Challengers Bangalore10
Richa GhoshRoyal Challengers Bangalore10
Deepti SharmaUP Warriorz8
Harmanpreet KaurMumbai Indians8
Jemimah RodriguesDelhi Capitals8
Grace HarrisUP Warriorz7
Kiran NavgireUP Warriorz7
Ellyse Perry Royal Challengers Bangalore7
Sophie Devine Royal Challengers Bangalore7

Mandhana and Ghosh were also notable for hitting 10 sixes each during the tournament, showcasing their power-hitting abilities. Meanwhile, Deepti Sharma’s proficiency as a finisher could be valuable for India in Bangladesh, especially considering her remarkable consistency in the WPL. She was dismissed only three times throughout the tournament and remained unbeaten on five occasions out of her total of 295 runs, boasting an impressive average of 98.33.

Among other noteworthy performers, England’s rising talent Alice Capsey secured a spot in the top 10 run-scorers list with 230 runs for the Delhi Capitals. Additionally, New Zealand’s versatile all-rounder Amelia Kerr (215 runs), West Indies’ star Hayley Matthews (180 runs), England’s duo of Nat Sciver-Brunt (172 runs), South Africa’s captain Laura Wolvaardt (167 runs), and New Zealand’s experienced campaigner Sophie Devine (136 runs) also delivered commendable performances with the bat during the tournament.

Leading wicket-takers at WPL

Shreyanka PatilRoyal Challengers Bangalore13
Asha SobhanaRoyal Challengers Bangalore12
Sophie MolineuxRoyal Challengers Bangalore12
Marizanne KappDelhi Capitals11
Jess JonassenDelhi Capitals11
Sophie EcclestoneUP Warriorz11
Radha YadavDelhi Capitals10
Tanuja KanwarGujarat Giants10
Nat Sciver-BruntMumbai Indians10
Deepti SharmaUP Warriorz10

Just three wickets separated the top 10 leading wicket-takers during the WPL, with young off-spinner Shreyanka Patil narrowly clinching the top spot on this star-studded list after her four-wicket haul in the final for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Shreyanka’s impressive performance puts her in contention for a spot in India’s squad at this year’s T20 World Cup if she can maintain her recent form. Meanwhile, fellow spinners Radha Yadav and Deepti Sharma also made significant contributions, each collecting 10 wickets at the WPL, and they may emerge as her closest competitors for selection in the Bangladesh-bound squad.

Spin bowlers played a dominant role throughout the WPL and are expected to do the same at this year’s T20 World Cup, despite the historical trend of seamers being the leading wicket-takers the last time Bangladesh hosted the tournament.

Among the seamers, South Africa’s pace spearhead Marizanne Kapp (11 wickets) and England’s all-rounder Nat Sciver-Brunt (10 wickets) were the only ones to feature in the top 10 wicket-takers at the WPL. Additionally, Australia’s Ellyse Perry was one of the two players to claim a five-wicket haul in the tournament, achieving remarkable figures of 6/15 against the Mumbai Indians.

Notably, both Sophie Molineux (12 wickets for Royal Challengers Bangalore) and Jess Jonassen (11 wickets for Delhi Capitals) finished among the leading wicket-takers at the WPL. It remains to be seen whether Australia will opt to include both left-arm spinners in their squad for Bangladesh or choose just one.

Most economical bowlers at WPL

PlayerTeamRuns conceded per over
Alice CapseyDelhi Capitals6.12
Shabnim IsmailMumbai Indians6.17
Marizanne KappDelhi Capitals6.28
Sophie EcclestoneUP Warriorz6.57
Ellyse PerryRoyal Challengers Bangalore6.81
Chamari AthapaththuUP Warriorz6.86
Grace HarrisUP Warriorz6.89
Shabnam ShakilGujarat Giants7
Poonam KhemnarUP Warriorz7
Asha SobhanaRoyal Challengers Bangalore7.11

None of the bowlers managed to concede less than six runs per over during the WPL, although a couple of England players came close, indicating positive signs for the inaugural champions in 2009 ahead of this year’s T20 World Cup.

Teenager Alice Capsey, representing the Delhi Capitals, only bowled eight overs in the tournament but showcased impressive control, conceding a tournament-best 6.12 runs per over while also claiming four valuable wickets with her off-spin.

Another spinner, Sophie Ecclestone, the world’s No.1 ranked T20I bowler, displayed similar frugality for the UP Warriorz. The left-armer conceded 6.57 runs per over and scalped a total of 11 wickets during the tournament.

Sri Lanka veteran Chamari Athapaththu and Australian all-rounder Grace Harris also made notable appearances within the top 10 for the best economy rates at the WPL. Both players could offer valuable bowling options for their respective teams during the upcoming T20 World Cup.

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