Harmanpreet Kaur’s Captaincy and Overall Performance in Women’s IPL 2023

Mumbai Indians won the trophy of the first season of Women’s Premier League 2023 against Delhi Capitals. As it was a tournament for the very first time in history. It was streamed globally and the viewers were able to watch the matches from different sources of internet media.

Harmanpreet Kaur. PC: Getty Images
Harmanpreet Kaur. PC: Getty Images


The event is accessible worldwide and has caused quite an interest among Cricket bettors as well. Betting fans can check out sportsbook codes like the Parimatch Bonus Code amongst others to make the best out of the experience.

We suggest you watch the highlights of the Mumbai Indian team’s performance, specifically Harmanpreet Kaur’s performance and contribution to the tournament, which we will discuss later in this post.

The Captain of Mumbai Indians Women

Harmanpreet Kaur proved her worth by being a great captain. She is a 34-year-old batter. Her health condition to play for the WPL tournament was perfect, declared by the health doctor.

She has been in service as a cricketer since 2009 and has become a superstar of the game since then. Harman was born in Moga, Punjab. She admired Virender Sehwag while growing up. She is an all-rounder – batting, bowling, fielding, and even captains the team. She is the foundation of the Indian middle-order and her strong personality has influenced the team positively. Her contribution once led India to the final after 12 years in history. This year as a Captain of Mumbai Indians  IPL 2023, she led all the members in the right direction. 

Runs in the first season of WPL

Harmanpreet Kaur performs great as a batter. She scored a total of 281 runs in the WPL. Her highest score in an individual match was 65. She gave the team 44 boundaries. Which makes her 2nd in the rank as a player of Mumbai Indians. Though it was proved before that Harmanpreet Kaur is capable of hitting big sixes, in this tournament the number was not as expected. She gave the team only 3 sixes. She was bought by the champion team for 1.8 crore rupees. A very thoughtful decision by the Team members during the auction. 

Also Read:  4 female cricketers from Bhopal fought against all odds to enter Madhya Pradesh cricket team

Contribution and Recognition

Harmanpreet Kaur saved India a big time from England once. This year  Harmanpreet played a crucial role in India’s journey to the final of the  Women’s Premier League held in March 2023. It was noticed by the spotlight of the camera that the captain of Mumbai Indians was checking the field’s pitch on her own before the matches started. She was very serious about the whole tournament to make her and Mumbai Indians women’s team’s dream come true. 

Harmanpreet has received several recognitions for her performances. The Government of India was so impressed by the performance level of Harmanpreet Kaur that the organization gave her the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2017. Harmanpreet has played in various T20 leagues around the world. She has been a part of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) in Australia, representing the Sydney Thunder. She has also played in the Kia Super League (KSL) in England. 

Harmanpreet Kaur’s view about winning the WPL Cup

Mumbai Indians won the championship title by defeating Delhi Capitals in the final of the Women’s Premier League on Sunday, 26 March. Mumbai Indians captain Harmanpreet Kaur shares her experience of the time in the Women’s Premier League and her experience of winning the first trophy. Kaur spoke directly with the reporters after the final match in a press conference and explained the whole strategy of Mumbai Indians. She mentioned 

 “(Right from the start) we were talking about winning the moments. We were not looking for the trophy, we were looking to win all the moments. (We thought) if we win the moments, the trophy will come automatically.” 

Also Read:  Preview : India A vs Australia A - Series Preview, Squads, Venues, Head to Head

Harmanpreets’s wish was to achieve something big while she is the captain. Harmanpreet talks about the last final match and she said “Both the runouts were quite disappointing. I was confident in the last match (India versus Australia) because we had so many wickets in hand. I thought we would be able to do it,”.

 She also mentioned “But the scenario was a lot different here, we had Nat in the middle and she was well settled. I knew who was going to bowl and how. We were quite positive to finish the game with one or two overs left. But when I got out we thought we had to go by the situation”.

But overall the captain shares that it’s a dream come to, a celebration moment.

Loves all things female cricket

Liked the story? Leave a comment here