The most awaited women’s t20 cricket tournament is finally here now. BCCI has fulfilled the desires of women cricketers worldwide by introducing the iconic Women’s IPL or WPL. The first edition of the Women’s IPL is underway now and 5 teams will compete with each other in 21 matches to book the final two seats in the final. Some top bowlers around the world are on each team in WPL so you will witness some high-quality performances from them. In today’s article, we will discuss the bowlers with the most wickets in Women’s IPL.
Rising star of the English cricket team, Sophie Ecclestone finds herself on the peak on the elite tally of most wickets in the Women’s IPL, getting 16 wickets in 9 matches. Sophie possesses accuracy and a tight line and length to succumb the batsmen. The English slow bowler can choke any batting lineup in WPL with her impressive economy of 6.22.
One of the promising spinners of Indian Women’s cricket, Saika Ishaque finds herself in 2nd place on the chart of most wickets in the women’s IPL. Playing for the Mumbai Indians franchise, Saika has scalped 15 wickets in 9 matches at an excellent bowling average of 14.40. The left-arm spinner also holds the best bowling figure among Indians in the tournament, taking 4 for 11 against Gujarat Giants.
Young Kiwi all-rounder, Amelia Kerr has not displayed her batting sensation yet but has bewitched everyone with her outstanding leg spin bowling, grabbing 3rd most wickets in the Women’s IPL. In her debut IPL season, Kerr has collected 13 wickets in 9 matches to date. Her light economy of 6.54 dictates her cleverness during bowling, she doesn’t bowl loose deliveries often.
West Indian ace all-rounder Hayley Matthews is rocking the tournament with her comprehensive performance. Not only she has been batting well but also made a cut to this elite list of most wickets in the Women’s IPL. Having featured in 9 games, Hayley has grabbed 13 wickets with her impactful off-spin bowling. The addition of a star in form of Hayley Matthews has aided Mumbai Indians to conquer the point table.
20 years old English fast bowler, Issa Wong has made her way on this premium most wickets in the Women’s IPL tally with 12 scalps in 9 matches in her name. The right-hand seamer has maintained a commendable average of 14.00 and a fancy strike rate of 14.25 in the event, while her best bowling figure 4/15 wafted in the eliminator against UP Warriorz. In the same game she became the first player in the history of WPL to take a hat-trick, the victims were Kiran Navgire, Simran Shaikh, and Sophie Ecclestone.
Irish fast bowler, Kim Garth seals the 6th position in terms of claiming the most wickets in the Women’s IPL. Representing Gujarat Giants in the maiden edition of WPL on 7 occasions, Garth has gotten 11 wickets so far. The Irish veteran has been the only 2nd bowler to take a 5-wicket haul in the marquee event, 5 for 36. Despite her hostile bowling in the match, UP Warriorz pulled out a magnificent win.
In the 7th spot, we have an experienced campaigner of the Indian cricket team, Shikha Pandey is the 2nd Indian who looms in form of a knife on the throats of the other franchises in WPL. With her accurate seam bowling which offers good swing too, Sikha has bagged 10 wickets in 8 matches. The right-hand seamer strikes in every 16 balls in the event.
The Australian all-rounder who never fails to perform, Ashleigh Gardener cements the 7th position on this highest wicket-taker in WPL chart. Gardener grinded hard and bagged 10 wickets in 8 matches in the inaugural season at an admirable strike rate of 16.50. The sensational off-break bowler Leaked runs at a decent economy of 9.22, while her bowling figure remains 3 for 31 which appeared against RCB. Not only with the ball but she amazed with her bat too, making 204 runs at 29.19 average.
|Player||Mat||Inn||Wics||AVG||SR||Best||Eco||4 WKTS||5 WKTS|
|S Ecclestone (ENG)||09||09||16||14.69||13.31||4/13||6.22||01||–|
|S Ishaque (IND)||09||09||15||14.40||12.33||4/11||6.82||01||–|
|A Kerr (NZ)||09||09||13||14.85||13.23||3/22||6.54||–||–|
|H Matthews (WI)||09||09||13||15.15||13.85||3/19||6.52||–||–|
|I Wong (ENG)||09||09||12||14.00||14.25||4/15||6.24||01||–|
|K Garth (IRE)||07||07||11||17.55||13.64||5/36||7.76||–||01|
|S Pandey (IND)||08||08||10||18.80||16.80||3/23||6.71||–||–|
|A Gardener (AUS)||08||08||10||25.50||16.60||3/31||9.22||–||–|
|N Sciver (ENG)||09||09||10||19.10||16.80||3/21||6.80||–||–|
|M Kapp (SA)||08||08||09||20.44||21.33||5/15||5.75||–||01|
|D Sharma (IND)||09||09||09||34.33||23.22||3/26||8.76||–||–|
|J Jonassen (AUS)||08||08||08||30.13||23.25||3/43||7.77||–|
|T Norris (USA)||05||05||07||12.71||9.43||5/29||8.09||–||01|
|R Gayakwad (IND)||08||08||07||35.14||25.71||2/16||8.08||–||–|
Sophie Ecclestone has taken the most wickets in the Women’s IPL (16).
Saika Ishaque is the highest wicket-taker in the Women’s IPL (13) among Indians.
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