WPL 2023: Who Is DC Star Tara Norris, Meet The First Bowler With Five-wicket Haul In WPL History

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DC Star Tara Norris

On Sunday, USA sensation Tara Norris broke all previous records by destroying the RCB batting order. Norris, the only associate player competing in the Women’s Premier League, lit up the field in her Delhi Capitals debut. The left-arm pacer became the first player in WPL history to rack up a five-wicket haul.

In a stunning victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore by 60 runs on Sunday at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, Delhi Capitals began their Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 campaign. Shafali Verma and captain Meg Lanning both scored scorching fifties, and Tara Norris claimed five wickets.

After being given the opportunity to bat, Delhi Capitals’ destructive half-centuries of openers Shafali and Lanning help the team to score an impressive 223 for 2. Norris responded by returning with figures of 5/29 in 4 overs and assisting DC in keeping RCB to 163/8. 

Tara Norris’s incredible bowling 

On the eleventh over, Norris joined the fray and struck gold by eliminating the well-positioned Ellyse Perry. She then caused a collapse by taking the wickets of Disha Kasat, Richa Ghosh, and Kanika Ahuja. RCB lost five wickets for 7 runs as they went from 89/2 to 96/7.

She overcame British star Heather Knight later in the day, who had a delicate touch. Before to Norris’ stay, RCB was in a strong position to fight. All of those hopes were dashed by Norris.

β€œDelighted. Meg and Shafali started well with the bat and the bowlers executed their plans. It is amazing to be here and delighted with the win. The first wicket is pretty special and will definitely take that,” said Norris after receiving Player Of the Match award.

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Who is Tara Norris? 

American player Tara Norris, 24 years old, hails from that country. The only player of the Associated Nations in the inaugural Women’s Premier League is left-arm fast bowler Norris, who DC bought at auction for Rs 10 lakh. 

She also represents America in WPL 2023 league as the only player from the nation. Given how she played in her first match, it would be fair to predict that by the end of the competition, she will become a star.

American cricketer Tara Norris competes for Sussex, North West Thunder, Southern Brave, at the moment. She bowls with her left arm and is a medium. She has previously played for the Southern Vipers and Loughborough Lightning. In 5 T20I matches of her career, she took 4 wickets with an impressive economy of 1.72. 

MI vs DC Playing XI

Delhi Capitals Women (Playing XI): Shafali Verma, Meg Lanning(c), Marizanne Kapp, Jemimah Rodrigues, Alice Capsey, Jess Jonassen, Taniya Bhatia(w), Arundhati Reddy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Tara Norris

Royal Challengers Bangalore Women (Playing XI): Smriti Mandhana(c), Sophie Devine, Heather Knight, Disha Kasat, Ellyse Perry, Richa Ghosh(w), Kanika Ahuja, Asha Shobana, Preeti Bose, Megan Schutt, Renuka Thakur Singh

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