Top 6 Players from Mumbai Indians to Watch Out for in WPL 2024

As the Mumbai Indians Women gear up to defend their crown in the upcoming Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 season, they bring with them a blend of experience, self-belief, and talent. Having triumphed in the previous season, the Mumbai outfit is determined to maintain their winning momentum and assert their dominance once again.

Top 3 Batters to Watch Out for

Top 6 Players from Mumbai Indians to Watch Out for in WPL 2024. PC: WPL
Top 6 Players from Mumbai Indians to Watch Out for in WPL 2024. PC: WPL

Nat Sciver-Brunt

Nat Sciver-Brunt MI. PC: WPL
Nat Sciver-Brunt MI. PC: WPL

Nat Sciver-Brunt, the English cricketer, emerges as a pivotal figure in the Mumbai Indians Women’s lineup. With an exceptional performance in the previous WPL season, Sciver notched up 332 runs in 10 games at an impressive average of 66.40 and a striking strike rate of 140.08. Her recent displays in the T20I series in India and the WBBL 2023/24 season further underline her significance in the team’s batting order.

Hayley Mathews

Hayley Matthews MI. PC: WPL
Hayley Matthews MI. PC: WPL

Dynamic and explosive, Hayley Mathews showcased her batting prowess in the previous WPL season, accumulating 271 runs from 10 matches at a formidable strike rate of 126.04. Her consistency and ability to accelerate the innings make her a vital asset for Mumbai Indians Women. With a stellar performance in the T20I circuit in 2023, Mathews has proven her mettle as a top performer in the shortest format of the game.

Amelia Kerr

Amelia Kerr MI. PC: Getty
Amelia Kerr MI. PC: Getty

Hailing from New Zealand, Amelia Kerr adds depth to Mumbai’s batting lineup. In the WPL 2023 season, Kerr contributed 149 runs in 10 matches at an average of 37.25 and a brisk strike rate of 133.03. Notably, her stellar performances in the WBBL 2023/24 season and the Women’s Super Smash 2023/24 underline her versatility and impact on the field as an all-round cricketer.

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Top 3 Batters to Watch Out for

Saika Ishaque

Saika Ishaque MI. PC: WPL
Saika Ishaque MI. PC: WPL

Saika Ishaque’s emergence as a potent bowling threat was evident in the WPL 2023 season, where she scalped 15 wickets from 10 matches at an impressive average of 16.26. Her consistent performances in domestic tournaments further solidify her reputation as a key player in Mumbai Indians Women’s bowling attack.

Pooja Vastrakar

Pooja Vastrakar MI. PC: Getty
Pooja Vastrakar MI. PC: Getty

Pooja Vastrakar’s ability to deliver breakthroughs at crucial junctures makes her an invaluable asset for Mumbai Indians Women. With 14 wickets from 18 T20I matches since 2023, Vastrakar has proven her mettle under pressure, maintaining an economy rate of 7.3.

Shabnim Ismail

Shabnim Ismail MI. PC: WPL
Shabnim Ismail MI. PC: WPL

Renowned for her pace and skill, Shabnim Ismail’s contributions across various platforms highlight her effectiveness with the ball. Despite featuring in only three matches in the WPL 2023 season, Ismail secured three wickets. Her commendable performance in the WBBL 2023/24 season and international cricket further underscores her proficiency and consistency.

In conclusion, the Mumbai Indians Women’s team enters the WPL 2024 season with a formidable lineup comprising top-notch batters and bowlers. With the likes of Nat Sciver-Brunt, Hayley Mathews, Amelia Kerr, Saika Ishaque, Pooja Vastrakar, and Shabnim Ismail, they possess the firepower and skill to defend their title and stake their claim as the dominant force in women’s cricket. As the season unfolds, all eyes will be on these players to deliver stellar performances and lead Mumbai Indians Women to yet another triumph.

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