Delhi Capitals’ Shafali Verma Eyeing Redemption in WPL 2024 Opener

“Looking forward to playing against Mumbai and reversing the results of last year’s final.” The Delhi Capitals opener Shafali Verma speaks about settling the score ahead of their tournament opener against the defending champions.

Delhi Capitals' Shafali Verma Eyeing Redemption in WPL 2024 Opener.
Delhi Capitals’ Shafali Verma Eyeing Redemption in WPL 2024 Opener.

The Delhi Capitals led by skipper Meg Lanning eventually ended up on the wrong end of a historic WPL final as Mumbai Indians were crowned as the Inaugural champions courtesy of their 7-wicket victory in the ultimate title clash.

The 2nd edition of the Women’s Premier League is now just one sleep away. There is a lot of excitement surrounding the upcoming edition of the tournament. The Inaugural edition of the tournament was a blockbuster success. Shafali Verma was the 2nd highest run-scorer for Delhi Capitals last season with 252 runs at a humongous strike rate of 185.29 and an average of 31.5 in 9 innings. The Delhi Capitals skipper Meg Lanning was the orange cap holder with the most number of runs in the tournament with 345 runs to her name with an average of 49.28 in 9 innings.

“Looking forward to playing against Mumbai and reversing the results of last year’s final. Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana might hit the 1st 100 in the WPL.” The Delhi Capitals opening batter speaks about reversing the outcome of the final encounter in the Inaugural edition of the WPL. She also feels that Harmanpreet Kaur or Smriti Mandhana could be the first one to reach the three-figure mark in the history of WPL.

The 19-year-old pacer from West Bengal is a player to watch out for. She has displayed some impressive performances after making her international debut on 24th September 2023 at the Asian Games in a T20I against Bangladesh. She returned with exceptional match figures (4-1-6-3) in the final against Sri Lanka and was awarded the Player of the Match playing a crucial role in helping India clinch the gold medal at the Asian Games in China. She has picked up 8 wickets in 7 innings so far in the T20I format for India. Her best performance with the ball came on 5th January 2024 in the 1st T20I against Australia.

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She also played a crucial role with the ball in the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s Under-19 World Cup in South Africa. She picked up 6 wickets with the ball in 6 innings. She returned with exceptional match figures (4-0-6-2) in the World Cup final against England. She was awarded the Player of the Match for her match-winning performance with the ball helping India clinch the inaugural ICC Women’s Under-19 World Cup title.

“I’m excited to watch Titas Sadhu play in WPL 2024 for Delhi and the number of wickets she could take for the team.” Shafali Verma speaks about the player to watch out for ahead of the opening encounter between the defending champions Mumbai Indians led by skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and the runners-up Delhi Capitals led by skipper Meg Lanning to kickstart the 2nd edition of the tournament on 23rd February 2024 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

(Information sourced from JioCinema / Sports18)

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