Watch Video: Top 5 Performances of WPL 2024

Another thrilling season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) concluded with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) emerging as the new champions. Amongst the many noteworthy innings, cameos, and spells, let’s revisit the top five performances from the recently concluded 02 season.

Harmanpreet Kaur 95*(48) vs Gujarat Giants

In a thrilling encounter between Mumbai Indians and the Gujarat Giants in match 16 of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024, Harmanpreet Kaur emerged as the hero of the hour. Stepping onto the pitch with Mumbai at 57/2 and facing a daunting chase of 191 runs, Kaur exhibited nerves of steel. She meticulously paced her innings, consolidating initially and then launching into a stunning assault on the Gujarat Giants’ bowling attack. With an exceptional display of power-hitting, Kaur’s innings of 95 runs off just 48 balls turned the tide in Mumbai’s favour. Her onslaught, comprising 10 boundaries and 5 towering sixes, orchestrated a remarkable victory for her team.

Ellyse Perry 6/15 vs Mumbai Indians

In match 19 of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024, RCB clashed with Mumbai Indians in a high-stakes encounter. Mumbai had a strong start, losing just one wicket in the powerplay while tallying around 40 runs. Sensing the urgency to break their momentum, RCB captain Smriti Mandhana brought on Ellyse Perry to provide a breakthrough. Perry’s entry proved transformative as she immediately tightened the screws with her pinpoint accuracy. Conceding a mere run in her first over, Perry set the tone for RCB’s resurgence.

Returning for her second over, Perry unleashed a barrage of lethal deliveries, claiming crucial wickets in quick succession. Sajeevan Sajana and Harmanpreet Kaur fell victim to her guile on consecutive balls, triggering a collapse in Mumbai’s batting lineup. Perry’s relentless assault continued as she dismantled Amelia Kerr and Amanjot Kaur in successive overs, leaving Mumbai Indians reeling. Pooja Vastrakar and Nat Sciver Brunt also succumbed to Perry’s masterclass, cementing her status as the match-winner for RCB. She also played a crucial role with the bat as she went on to register an unbeaten 40-run knock.

Deepti Sharma 88*(60) and 2/22 vs Gujarat Giants

In a pivotal encounter between the UP Warriorz and the Gujarat Giants in match 18 of the Women’s Premier League (WPL), all-rounder Deepti Sharma showcased her mettle with an outstanding performance. Facing a must-win situation for both teams, Deepti rose to the occasion, making significant contributions with both bat and ball.

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Deepti’s versatility was on full display as she picked up two crucial wickets with her bowling prowess, exerting pressure on the opposition. However, it was her breathtaking innings with the bat that truly stood out. Coming in to bat, Deepti exhibited sublime form, scoring a blistering 88 runs off just 60 deliveries. Her innings was adorned with nine boundaries and four towering sixes, reflecting her ability to dominate the opposition’s bowling attack.

Despite Deepti’s heroic efforts, the UP Warriorz faced an unfortunate defeat in the must-win clash against the Gujarat Giants. Nonetheless, Deepti Sharma’s stellar all-round performance served as a testament to her skill and resilience, earning admiration and acclaim from fans and pundits alike.

Deepti Sharma 59(48) & 4/19 vs Delhi Capitals

In match 15 of the Women’s Premier League, the UP Warriorz clashed with the Delhi Capitals, clinching victory, courtesy of Deepti Sharma’s exceptional all-round performance. Sharma’s 59 runs off 48 balls set a solid foundation, while her remarkable bowling figures of 4/19 dismantled the Delhi Capitals’ batting lineup. With precision and skill, Sharma showcased her ability to excel in both departments of the game, ultimately leading her team to a crucial win. Her exploits with the ball also included a hat trick, as she became the first Indian to achieve the feat and 2nd overall in the tournament’s brief history. Her contributions underscored her status as a key player in the league, earning praise and admiration from all quarters.

Beth Mooney 85* (51) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

In match 13 of the WPL 2024, Beth Mooney’s spectacular unbeaten innings of 85 runs off 51 balls proved pivotal for the Gujarat team against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mooney’s innings, embellished with 12 boundaries and a towering six, showcased her mastery and dominance with the bat. Despite her outstanding performance, the Royal Challengers Bangalore fell short as Gujarat secured a 19-run victory. Mooney’s contribution underscored her prowess as a formidable batter, playing a decisive role in her team’s triumph.

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