As the standards of cricket in the ongoing Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 are quite high, several top-class international players are taking part in it. Several cricketers from all across the globe are making their presence felt in WPL 2023.
Be it batters or bowlers, the foreign players are carving their own niche in WPL 2023. This essentially is really good for the young women players of India as they are able to rub shoulders with the greats of this game.
The Purple Cap in the WPL is given to the player with the most number of wickets at the end of the season. Now there are a lot of players who are staking their claim for it.
In this article, we take a look at 3 foreigners who could win the Purple Cap in the ongoing WPL 2023:
1. Sophie Ecclestone (UP Warriorz)
English all-rounder Sophie Ecclestone is presently plying her trade for the UP Warriorz franchise in WPL 2023. In 3 matches, Sophie Ecclestone has already bagged 7 wickets. She is presently sitting in the 2nd position in the Purple Cap holders list.
In their previous game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the tall English cricketer spun a web and bamboozled the Smriti Mandhana led side. She took 4 wickets in that game. She is next to Saika Ishaque in terms of most wickets in WPL 2023.
2. Hayley Matthews (Mumbai Indians)
One of the most impactful players in the ongoing WPL 2023, Hayley Matthews has stamped her authority while batting and while bowling as well. While she is one of the strongest contenders for the Orange Cup (which is given for scoring most runs), she is also a formidable contender for the Purple Cap.
The right-arm off spinner has so far bagged 6 wickets in the WPL 2023 and is 3rd in the list of most wickets.
3. Tara Norris (Delhi Capitals)
The pacer from USA, Tara Norris has so far wreaked havoc while bowling for Delhi Capitals. In the 3 games, Norris has scalped 6 wickets and has an exceptional average of 9.17. Her emergence shows that cricket is slowly getting globalised and this is a huge win for women’s cricket.
Tara Norris is one of the key cogs in the team of Meg Lanning. If Delhi Capitals are to win the WPL 2023, then Tara Norris’s form will be very crucial in the remainder of the tournament.
Also read: WPL 2023: Who Is Saika Ishaque? MI Star Who Is Presently Holding The Purple Cap