WPL 2023: The Women’s Premier League will be held in Mumbai from March 4 to March 26. All the matches of the league will be played in two stadiums of Mumbai. The teams have even started their preparations for the matches. A total of five teams are participating in the first season of the league. To make this league a success, the teams of Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Giants, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and UP Warriors have spent their money. Before the start of this league, let us have a look at the list of Indian players who can create panic with their performance in this tournament.
Top 5 Indian players of Women’s Premier League
- Smriti Mandhana (Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rs 3.4 crore)
The first name in this list is that of India’s star batsman Smriti Mandhana. In the last few years, Smriti has impressed everyone with her batting. Smriti Mandhana is one of the few players who also plays in different leagues of the world. Smriti Mandhana performed brilliantly in the recently played Women’s T20 World Cup. Against Ireland, he scored his career best performance in T20 by scoring 87 runs. Fans are hoping that she will perform brilliantly in the Women’s Premier League to be held this year.
- Shefali Verma (Delhi Capitals, Rs 2 crore)
Shefali Verma, known for her fearless style of cricket, will be seen playing for the Delhi Capitals team in the Women’s Premier League. This young player has done wonders for Team India many times with his performance. Recently, under his captaincy, India won the Under-19 World Cup. Shefali can do wonders with the bat as well as the ball. Many times she is seen playing the role of the sixth bowler for Team India. In T20Is, he has scored 1,333 runs in 56 matches with a highest score of 73. The 19-year-old Shafali has also played for Women’s Big Bash League clubs Birmingham Phoenix and Sydney Sixers.
- Harmanpreet Kaur (Mumbai Indians, Rs 1.8 crore)
This season of the Women’s Premier League is going to be very special for Team India captain Harmanpreet Kaur. The most successful IPL team Mumbai Indians bought her for the women’s team this year. Under the captaincy of Harmanpreet Kaur, India qualified till the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. She has been a consistent performer for India and can change the course of the game in a matter of overs. The 33-year-old has played over 270 matches, with over 6,000 runs to his name. She is the only player to have played more than 150 matches in T20 International.
- Richa Ghosh (Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rs 1.90 crore)
Team India’s young wicket-keeper batsman made his international debut in the year 2020. And this year she was part of the Under 19 team that won the World Cup. He has gained a lot of experience at a very young age. He has scored 427 runs in 30 T20 matches. Ghosh has impressed one and all with his ability to score quick runs in T20s at a strike rate of 134.27. Richa is slowly growing into the role of a finisher. Ghosh’s six-hitting ability is for all to see and he is also a brilliant player behind the stumps.
- Deepti Sharma (UP Warriors, Rs 2.6 crore)
Deepti Sharma is one of the best all-rounders in women’s cricket. She is one such player who provides balance to the team with her significant contributions with both bat and ball. She has been scoring runs consistently as a lower middle order batsman. On the bowling front, Deepti is arguably India’s best spinner at the moment. Deepti has an excellent record in all three formats with both bat and ball. In T20 International, Deepti has 898 runs and 95 wickets in 86 matches.
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