With renewed determination and a blend of seasoned players and emerging talents, Royal Challengers Bangalore Women are poised to make a significant impact on the upcoming WPL 2024 season. Led by their captain, the team is set to showcase their skills and compete fiercely for the championship title, aiming to erase the memories of a forgettable WPL 2023 season.
Top 3 Batters to Watch Out for:
Sophie Devine’s prowess with the bat was evident in the WPL 2023 season, where she scored 266 runs from 8 matches at an average of 30.11 and a strike rate of 126.04. Continuing her stellar form into the WBBL 2023/24 season, she amassed 489 runs in 15 matches at an average of 37.61 and a strike rate of 140.92. Devine’s consistency and ability as a top-order batter make her a formidable force in the team’s lineup.
Ellyse Perry showcased her batting skills in the WPL 2023 season, accumulating 253 runs from 8 matches at an average of 42.16 and a strike rate of 123.41. Her impressive form carried into the WBBL 2023/24 season, where she scored 496 runs in 13 matches at an average of 45.09 and a strike rate of 131.56. Perry’s versatility and reliability in T20 cricket highlight her importance as a key batter for the team.
Despite a subdued performance in the WPL 2023 season, Smriti Mandhana bounced back in T20I cricket tournaments, amassing 539 runs across 21 matches. In domestic tournaments, she scored 167 runs in 3 matches at an average of 55.67 and a strike rate of 103.72. Mandhana’s ability to rise to the occasion and maintain a high rank in the ICC T20I rankings underscores her significance in the team’s batting lineup.
Top 3 Bowlers to Watch Out for:
Renuka Singh faced challenges in the WPL 2023 season but has excelled internationally, boasting 16 wickets in 13 matches since 2023 with an average close to 20 and an economy rate of nearly 6.50. Known for her prowess with the new ball in the powerplay, Singh’s ability to make crucial breakthroughs positions her as a valuable asset in the team’s bowling attack.
Shreyanka Patil showcased her bowling prowess in the WPL 2023 season, securing 6 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 32.00. Her standout performance in the WCPL 2023 as the highest wicket-taker with an economy rate of just 5.83 highlights her value as a dependable bowler in crucial moments. Patil’s ability to deliver breakthroughs under pressure makes her a key asset for the team.
Georgia Wareham, though having limited opportunities in the WPL 2023, showcased her talent in the WBBL 2023/24 season, claiming 14 wickets in as many matches at an economy rate of 7.38 and an average of 28.21. With 15 wickets in 17 international matches since 2023 and effective contributions with the bat, Wareham proves to be a crucial wicket-taker and a versatile player for the team.
As Royal Challengers Bangalore Women gear up for the WPL 2024 season, the team’s top batters and bowlers are ready to make their mark and propel the team towards success in the tournament.