The three qualifying teams have been decided in the ongoing Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023.
With UP Warriorz’s narrow 3-wicket win over Gujarat Giants, Gujarat and Royal Challengers Bangalore have been eliminated.
Despite winning their last 2 matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore have failed to qualify for the playoffs.
This is essentially because of their 5 consecutive losses at the front-end of the tournament.
In the inaugural edition of WPL, we have witnessed some fireworks from the players.
Several players have played extremely well and have hogged the limelight beautifully.
A globally watched event, WPL 2023 has been a perfect platform for a lot of young cricketers.
In this article, we take a look at 3 players who can win the game changer of the tournament award:
1. Harmanpreet Kaur (Mumbai Indians)
Whenever her team has been in dire straits, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has stepped in and has delivered the goods with perfection.
Kaur has so far scored 205 runs in WPL 2023 and has a blistering average of 68.33.
The impactful knocks Harmanpreet Kaur has played can most certainly power her to win the Game Changer of the Tournament Award in WPL 2023.
2. Hayley Matthews (Mumbai Indians)
One of the biggest game-changers of WPL 2023, Hayley Matthews has been an embodiment of fearlessness and aggression.
She has regularly been breathing fire with both the bat and the ball and has been an absolute revelation for Mumbai Indians.
Matthews has so far scored 203 runs in 6 games and has also bagged 11 wickets.
She most certainly is one of the frontrunners to win the Player of the Tournament Award or the award for the player with most fantasy points.
3. Sophie Ecclestone (UP Warriorz)
One of the main reasons why UP Warriorz have been such a dominant force in WPL 2023 is because of the spin troika of Deepti Sharma, Sophie Ecclestone and Rajeshwari Gaikwad.
And the standout bowler among them has been Sophie Ecclestone.
She is the leading wicket-taker in WPL 2023 and has so far scalped 13 wickets in 7 games.
Without a shadow of doubt, Sophie Ecclestone is an absolute game-changer and brims confidence.
If UP Warriorz are to pose as a strong contender for the WPL 2023 trophy, then Sophie Ecclestone has to play really well.
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