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.
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 on the top of the elite list of most wickets in the Women’s IPL. Having featured in 10 games, Hayley grabbed 16 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.
Rising star of the English cricket team, Sophie Ecclestone finds herself in the 2nd position on the top-notch 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 6.62.
20 years old English fast bowler, Issa Wong has made her way on this premium most wickets in the Women’s IPL tally with 15 scalps in 10 matches in her name. The right-hand seamer has maintained a commendable average of 14.00 and a fancy strike rate of 13.00 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.
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 15 wickets in 10 matches to date. Her light economy of 6.46 dictates her cleverness during bowling, she doesn’t bowl loose deliveries often.
One of the promising spinners of Indian Women’s cricket, Saika Ishaque finds herself in 5th place on the chart of most wickets in the women’s IPL. Playing for the Mumbai Indians franchise, Saika has scalped 15 wickets in 10 matches at an excellent bowling average of 16.27. The left-arm spinner also holds the best bowling figure among Indians in the tournament, taking 4 for 11 against Gujarat Giants.
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 9 matches. The right-hand seamer strikes in every 19 balls in the event.
The English all-rounder who never fails to perform, Natalie Sciver cements the 8th position on this highest wicket-taker in the WPL chart. Sciver bowled exceptionally well and bagged 10 wickets in 10 matches in the inaugural season at an admirable strike rate of 19.20. The sensational fast bowler Leaked runs at a decent economy of 7.12, while her bowling figure remains 3 for 21 which appeared against Gujarat Giants. Not only with the ball but she amazed everyone with her bat too, making 332 runs at an unparalleled average of 66.40.
|Player||Mat||Inn||Wics||AVG||SR||Best||Eco||4 WKTS||5 WKTS|
|H Matthews (WI)||10||10||16||12.63||12.75||3/5||5.94||–||–|
|S Ecclestone (ENG)||09||09||16||14.69||13.31||4/13||6.22||01||–|
|I Wong (ENG)||10||10||15||14.00||13.00||4/15||6.46||01||–|
|A Kerr (NZ)||10||10||15||14.07||13.07||3/22||6.46||–||–|
|S Ishaque (IND)||10||10||15||16.27||13.93||4/11||7.01||01||–|
|K Garth (IRE)||07||07||11||17.55||13.64||5/36||7.76||–||01|
|S Pandey (IND)||09||09||10||21.10||19.20||3/23||6.59||–||–|
|A Gardener (AUS)||08||08||10||25.50||16.60||3/31||9.22||–||–|
|N Sciver (ENG)||10||10||10||22.80||19.20||3/21||7.12||–||–|
|M Kapp (SA)||09||09||09||22.89||24.00||5/15||5.72||–||01|
|J Jonassen (AUS)||09||09||09||29.89||23.33||3/43||–||–|
|D Sharma (IND)||09||09||09||34.33||23.22||3/26||8.76||–||–|
|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||–||–|
Hayley Matthews & Sophie Ecclestone have taken the most wickets in the Women’s IPL (16).
Saika Ishaque is the highest wicket-taker in the Women’s IPL (15) among Indians.
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