International Stars Shine in WPL, Set Sights on T20 World Cup

Global Stars Dazzle in WPL

International Stars Shine in WPL, Set Sights on T20 World Cup

By Jonathan Healy

International cricket stars from around the globe have showcased their skills in the recent Women’s Premier League (WPL), setting the stage for a thrilling ICC Women’s T20 World Cup later this year.

The upcoming Women’s T20 World Cup, the ninth edition of the 20-over cricket extravaganza, will be hosted by Bangladesh for the second time. The tournament is scheduled for September and October.

Several players who shone in the WPL are expected to make a significant impact at the Women’s T20 World Cup, having been among the top run-scorers and wicket-takers in the league. They will be aiming to carry their form into the prestigious ICC tournament.

Top Run-Scorers in WPL

Player Team Runs
Ellyse Perry Royal Challengers Bangalore 347

Ellyse Perry magic | 2010 T20WC final

Ellyse Perry, with her exceptional performance in Australia’s 2010 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup victory, was a standout in the WPL. She ended the tournament with the most runs (347 for Royal Challengers Bangalore), and several of her Australian colleagues also put up impressive performances.

Most Sixes in WPL

Player Team Sixes

Shafali Verma | 100% Cricket

India’s explosive opener Shafali Verma, one of the ICC’s selected 100% Cricket superstars, was a standout performer in the WPL.

Top Wicket-Takers in WPL

Player Team Wickets

Marizanne Kapp scalps three in four deliveries

Young off-spinner Shreyanka Patil topped the list of wicket-takers in the WPL, with a four-wicket haul in the final for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Most Economical Bowlers in WPL

Player Team Runs Conceded per Over

Teenage star Alice Capsey's hits record-equalling knock | Women's T20WC 2023

Teenager Alice Capsey, who scored the joint-fastest fifty in Women’s T20 World Cup history, was among the most economical bowlers in the WPL.