The Purple Cap is essentially the award which is given to the player who bags the maximum number of wickets in the Women’s Premier League (WPL). In the first few games of the iconic and game-changing WPL 2023, we have witnessed 5-fers, 4-fers and some stupendous bowling display from the bowlers.
WPL 2023 has enabled a lot of hidden talents and gems of Indian cricket to come to the fore and hog the limelight. Several Indians have grabbed the opportunity of playing in the lucrative WPL with both hands.
Despite the humongous presence of some international stars, several Indian batters and bowlers have stood out. Games have been high-scoring in WPL 2023 and bowlers have had a tough time. In spite of that, we have witnessed some stellar bowling performances.
In this article, we take a look at 3 Indians who could win the Purple Cap award in the WPL 2023 which is taking place:
1. Saika Ishaque (Mumbai Indians)
27-year-old spin bowling all-rounder from West Bengal, Saika Ishaque has arguably been the find of the tournament. She has been phenomenal with the white cherry in WPL 2023 and has bowled with consistency. Saika Ishaque is presently leading the bowling charts in terms of wickets. She has bagged 9 wickets in WPL 2023 so far.
The all-rounder is yet to represent India at the highest level and would be hoping to come in the radar of the selectors after the tournament.
2. Deepti Sharma (UP Warriorz)
One of the most dependable all-rounders of India, Deepti Sharma has so far bagged 5 wickets in the WPL 2023. Sharma has had an average of 18.60 in the first 3 games while playing for UP Warriorz.
With her wealth of experience, it will not be a surprise if Deepti Sharma bags the Purple Cap award at the end of the WPL 2023 season. Definitely, she is one of the top contenders among Indians for this award.
3. Pooja Vastrakar (Mumbai Indians)
Vastrakar has been another vital cog in the wheels of Mumbai Indians in the WPL 2023. She has so far taken 2 wickets in the 4 overs she has bowled in the WPL 2023. But in those 4 overs, Vastrakar has stamped her authority.
She has not only put a check on the run flow but also has added a lot of pressure on the opposition. She has had an average of 11.50 in the WPL 2023 so far.
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