WPL 2023: 5 Indian bowlers to watch out for

The inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) is upon us. Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Giants kicked off the proceedings on 4th March. While the recently concluded T20 World Cup held in South Africa served as a terrific display of women’s sports, players will aim to push themselves to compete for the inaugural WPL title. Though the Women in Blue’s campaign came to a screeching halt by the six-time T20 World Cup winners Australia in the semi-final, quite a few of the players relished decent outings in the African nation. Let’s take a look at the five Indian bowlers to watch out for-

5. Sneh Rana

Sneh Rana is certainly among the players to watch out for in the upcoming season. She stands in the 15th place in the overall list of the Women’s T20I Bowling Rankings. The right-arm offie could only get one match in the recently concluded World Cup but will be raring to play a vital role for the Giants in WPL.

4. Shikha Pandey

Shikha Pandey is one of the most economical bowlers and she displayed this quite well in the marquee event in South Africa. In her three matches, she got three wickets at an economy of 6.60. Delhi Capitals will hope the veteran to add immense value and help fellow bowlers in the team during the season.

3. Radha Yadav

Youngster Radha Yadav has got 68 wickets to her name in the 67 T20Is. In the marquee event in South Africa recently, she got three scalps in four outings for the Indian side. While there is still a lot for the bowler to improve, the 22-year-old could surely be lethal for Delhi in the tournament.

2. Deepti Sharma

Easily one of the big names in the lot, Deepti Sharma was the second-highest wicket-taker in the T20 World Cup 2023 as she picked six wickets in five games. It would not be a surprise if she gets to the list of most wickets taken in the WPL for the UP Warriorz.

1. Renuka Singh

Renuka Singh relished a terrific outing in the marquee event as she was India’s leading wicket-taker, with seven wickets in five games at a stunning economy of 6.58. She will undoubtedly prove to be a vital cog for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the forthcoming season.