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WPL 2024: Here’s The A-Z Of The Tournament

WPL 2024: Welcome to the captivating world of the Women’s Premier League, where talent, dedication, and passion converge.

As we embark on this alphabetical journey through the exhilarating moments of the league, we invite you to immerse yourself in the brilliance and resilience of some of the finest cricketers in women’s cricket.

Let’s dive into the A to Z of WPL 2024:

A- Asha Sobhana

Asha Sobhana of the Royal Challengers Bangalore had a memorable start to her WPL 2024 with a five-wicket haul against the formidable UP Warriorz.

The uncapped spinner continued her good vein of form through the season and etched a name for herself with the iconic celebration as well. Eventually, she ended the season with 12 wickets, an average of 15.41, an economy of 7.11 and a strike rate of 13.

B- Beth Mooney

Back in the WPL 2024 after failing to play the first season entirely due to injury, Gujarat Giants’ skipper Beth Mooney marked her arrival back in style this season.

After a tough set of outings in the Bengaluru leg of WPL 2024, the dynamic opening batter came into her own in the Delhi leg. Amassing 285 runs with a best of  85*, she averaged 47.5  and had a strike rate of 141.08 with three 50+ scores to boast of.

C- Chamari Athapaththu

Coming in as a replacement for the England player, Lauren Bell at the UP Warriorz– Chamari Athapaththu had finally made it to the WPL 2024. With the bat, the left-hander in 4 innings scored 28 runs at an average of 7 and a middling strike rate of 103.7.

She was batting out of position at #3 which could have proven to be a tricky proposition for her. With the ball, she had better returns as she pocketed 3 wickets with best figures of  2/27 and an economy of 6.86. She would be eyeing for a stronger comeback next season.

ALSO READ: WPL 2024: UP Warriorz – Comprehensive Season Review

D- Deepti Sharma

Adjudged the ‘Most Valuable Player’ of WPL 2024, Deepti Sharma was phenomenal for the UP Warriorz. Scoring 295 runs with the bat and scalping 10 wickets, she displayed her fine performances whenever the team most needed her. She showcased her attacking gameplay with the bat and was incisive with the ball.

E- Ellyse Perry

Ellyse Perry was one of the most prolific players in the WPL 2024 and stood out for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. With 347 runs and 7 wickets under her belt, what was fascinating was her remarkable consistency and the 6-wicket haul versus Mumbai Indians that will stand the test of time.

F- Bharti Fulmali

Bharti Fulmali, coming in as the replacement for Harleen Deol at the Gujarat Giants set-up was impressive. Having made the right noises in the domestic circuit– Fulmali was impressive in her cameos for GG, especially the knock of 42 versus Delhi Capitals.

ALSO READ: WPL 2024: Gujarat Giants – Comprehensive Season Review

G- Georgia Wareham

The Aussie Georgia Wareham capped off a memorable WPL 2024 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. With 111 runs at a strike rate of 163.23– she was the much-needed impetus for RCB in the lower middle order and with the ball, she scalped 7 wickets capping off a memorable season.

ALSO READ: WPL 2024: Mumbai Indians – Comprehensive Season Review

H- Harmanpreet Kaur

The skipper of Mumbai Indians was once again the backbone of the side. Not only did she marshall her troops admirably, but Kaur scored 268 runs with an unbeaten 95* vs Gujarat Giants which was a knock for the ages.

Her average of 53.6 and a strike rate of 141.05 was fantastic and going ahead, for Team India as well one could expect such consistent performances.

I- Issy Wong

Issy Wong has been in a rough patch and was not used consistently by the Mumbai Indians. However, she made a record with a strike rate of 250. She hit a crucial and unbeaten knock of 15 coming off just 6 balls versus the UP Warriorz.

J- Jess Jonassen

Out of favour Australian all-rounder Jess Jonassen showed the world why she is still such a dependable player. With 66 runs at a strike rate of 143.47 and 11 wickets at an economy of  7.24 – Jonassen was able to quieten her critics and grab the attention of her detractors.

K- Kiran Navgire

Kiran Navgire, a name synonymous with power hitting in the Indian domestic circuit had a season of mixed fortunes at the WPL 2024.

While her knock of 57 was a special one, through the rest of the season she could amass only 110 runs at a staggering strike rate of 146.66 but a dismal average.

L- Laura Wolvaardt

In a struggling Gujarat Giants set-up, Laura Wolvaardt stood out and delivered when given the opportunity.

With 167 runs at a strike rate of 129.45, she forged crucial partnerships with Beth Mooney at the top of the order and provided some respite.

M- Meg Lanning

The Delhi Capitals skipper Meg Lanning would have capped off another successful season in WPL 2024 had the Royal Challengers Bangalore not spoilt the party.

In a season that saw her batting elevate to the next level with 331 runs at an average of 36.77 and a strike rate of 123.04, Lanning could do no wrong and was instrumental in stitching partnerships with Shafali Verma at the top of the order. She even guided the team to the finals but a heartbreaking loss to RCB meant a disappointing end to her campaign.

ALSO READ: WPL 2024: Delhi Capitals – Comprehensive Season Review

N- Nat Sciver-Brunt

Nat Sciver-Brunt is a class all-rounder but this season was a quieter one for the England player, by her standards. With 172 runs and 10 wickets in her kitty from 9 matches, Sciver-Brunt was not able to deliver with her prolific self and would be ruing the missed chances.

O- Orange Cap

The Orange Cap was secured by Ellyse Perry for her scintillating run this WPL 2024. She mounted 347 runs and bailed RCB out of trouble whenever the situation was dire. Through the tournament, we would see the orange cap find new holders in the Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore players but it finally rested with the veteran Aussie all-rounder deservingly.

P- Purple Cap

The Purple Cap in the finals saw a lot of takers but it finally found a home with Shreyanka Patil. The 20-year-old spinner from Bengaluru had a tough start to her WPL 2024 with inconsistent returns in the Bengaluru leg but she came to her own in the Delhi leg with brilliant spells and 12 wickets to her name. She bowled phenomenally for the RCB and stood out.

Q- Qualified

One of the much-anticipated aspects at the fag end of the league stages was who will qualify for the playoffs. Not surprisingly, it was the Delhi Capitals who ended the league table at the first position who made it and eventually, it was the champions of Season 1– Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore who qualified.

R- Richa Ghosh

Richa Ghosh will remember this WPL 2024 for the rest of her life. She was the lifeline for RCB on many occasions and offered a lot of solidity to the side with her batting prowess. With 257  runs at an average of  42.83 and a strike rate of 141.98, Ghosh was fantastic and it was only fitting that with a boundary she would help RCB clinch their first WPL title.

S- Smriti Mandhana

The skipper of RCB, Smriti Mandhana was stellar this season as a captain. Her returns with the bat were tricky as she struggled in the Delhi leg of the tournament, yet she held her head high and led her team well leading them to their first WPL crown.

ALSO READ: WPL 2024: Royal Challengers Bangalore – Comprehensive Season Review

T- Tanuja P Kanwer

One of the shining lights for the Gujarat Giants in WPL 2024 has to be Tanuja Kanwer. She was instrumental with the ball, scalping 10  wickets at an average of 20.7, an economy of 7.13  and a strike rate of 17.4.

U- Uma Chetry

The talented wicketkeeper batter for UP Warriorz who replaced the injured Vrinda Dinesh was impressive in her limited outings. She showed glimpses of promise but could have been given a longer rope in the set-up and one could hope the following editions pave the way for that.

V- Veda Krishnamurthy

One of the disappointing assets for the Gujarat Giants had to be Veda Krishnamurthy. In 4 matches, she could only muster 22 runs at a dismal average of  5.5 and a strike rate of 68.75 in what was a forgetful season for the Karnataka batter.

ALSO READ: WPL 2024: Women’s CricInsight Team Of the Tournament

W- Winfield-Hill

The Winfield-Hills had an interesting WPL 2024. While Lauren Winfield-Hill was a part of the broadcasting team at the WPL, Courtney Winfield-Hill was RCB’s Assistant Coach for the season.

X- Sophie Molinuex

It is impossible to forget Sophie Molinuex’s killer spell in the finals versus Delhi Capitals where she scalped 3 wickets in one over to tilt the match entirely in the favour of RCB. In a season that saw her 12 wickets, she forged a brilliant connection with her spin bowling partners– Georgia Wareham, Asha Sobhana and Shreyanka Patil. She occasionally opened the batting and piled on 78 runs, capping off a remarkable tournament.

Y- Yastika Bhatia

Yastika Bhatia was a force to reckon with for Mumbai Indians this season where overseas players in her side took time to settle in. She was a breath of fresh air as an opener and scored runs at will as she amassed 204 runs with a best score of 57 and a strike rate of 121.42.

Z- Saima Zakirhussain Thakor

Saima Zakirhussain Thakor has had a season to remember in WPL 2024. Her first wicket was that of the MI skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and the pacer did not look back since. With two more prized wickets in the Delhi Capitals game and a heated showdown with Shafali Verma which eventually saw her have the last laugh, the young Mumbai pacer will leave WPL with a lot of memories itching to come back even stronger next season.

After having a successful WPL 2024, the expectations will be high for the next season, WPL 2025!

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