The Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 has acted as a huge game-changing force in Indian cricket. Several young players have risen to the occasion and have grabbed the opportunities with both hands.
Some players who weren’t popular names before have now become household names, courtesy of the WPL 2023. The Indian domestic young players have gotten a perfect launching pad at the start of their careers.
If they have a good WPL 2023 season, then they can eventually represent their nation. In this article, we take a look at 3 players who could win the Emerging Player Award in WPL 2023:
1. Shafali Verma (Delhi Capitals)
The most obvious name in this list is swashbuckling Indian opener, Shafali Verma. The 19-year-old has already announced herself at the international level and is an extremely powerful and buccaneering batter.
Verma has had a good WPL 2023 so far and has been the epitome of explosiveness for Delhi Capitals. Shafali Verma is the leading Indian run-getter in WPL 2023 so far with 179 runs under her belt.
Some of her knocks have been oozing with brilliance and have come at a fantastic strike rate. While chasing a paltry score of 106 in Delhi’s previous game against Gujarat Giants, Shafali Verma took all the bowlers to the cleaners.
The prodigy scored an unbeaten knock of 76* runs in just 28 balls. Her innings were packed with 10 fours and 5 sixes.
2. Shreyanka Patil (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
The young all-rounder from Karnataka, Shreyanka Patil has been one of the biggest finds in WPL 2023. Even though Royal Challengers Bangalore find themselves at the foot of the WPL 2023 points table, the emergence of Shreyanka Patil has been a big plus for them.
She has batted and bowled with a lot of maturities and it seems like she is one, right for the future.
In Bangalore’s game against the Gujarat Giants, Patil bagged 2 wickets and displayed character, skill, and unwavering determination.
The 20-year-old definitely can present a strong case for herself for the Emerging Player Award in WPL 2023.
3. Alice Capsey (Delhi Capitals)
Delhi Capitals were quite determined to get hold of the services of the 18-year-old power-packed all-rounder, Alice Capsey. She was eventually bought for Rs. 75 lakhs at the WPL 2023 auctions.
She has instantly made her presence felt in WPL 2023 with her stupendous bowling.
The young English cricketer has so far notched up 3 wickets in 3 games for Delhi and has a brilliant average of 16.33.
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