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The WPL’s Top Run Scorers: Unveiling the Batting Powerhouses

• 28 Feb, 24 • by Inkspilled
The WPL’s Top Run Scorers: Unveiling the Batting Powerhouses

The Women’s Premier League (WPL) isn’t just about thrilling catches and fiery pace bowling – it’s also a stage for exceptional batting displays. Players compete to become the leading run-scorer, making every match a battle for individual glory.

Let’s delve into the top 10 batters who have dominated the WPL with their consistent performances and remarkable skills.

Meg Lanning (Delhi Capitals):

Leading the pack is the formidable Meg Lanning, who holds the record for most runs in WPL history. With a score of 345 runs in just 9 matches, including two half-centuries and an impressive average of 49.28 with a strike rate of 139.11, her consistency and power-hitting were instrumental in Delhi Capitals reaching the 2023 finals.

Natalie Sciver-Brunt (Mumbai Indians):

Following closely behind is the English all-rounder Natalie Sciver-Brunt. Amassing 332 runs across 10 matches, Sciver-Brunt played a crucial role in the Mumbai Indians’ title victory in 2023. Her contribution, including three half-centuries, 47 fours and 6 sixes with a strike rate of 140.08 and an average of 66.40.

Tahlia McGrath (UP Warriorz):

Australian player Tahlia McGrath secured the third spot with 302 runs in 9 matches at an average of 50.33 and a strike rate of 158.11 scoring 4 half-centuries. McGrath also ended the tournament with the most 50s. Despite her efforts, UP Warriorz fell short in the Eliminator round, showcasing the league’s competitive nature.

Harmanpreet Kaur (Mumbai Indians):

Leading the Mumbai Indians charge, Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur secured the fourth position with 281 runs with 44 fours and 3 sixes, showcasing her explosive batting style. She has led Mumbai to title success in the 2023 Women’s T20 League, with an average of 40.14 and a strike rate of 135.09.

Hayley Matthews (Mumbai Indians):

Completing the strong Mumbai Indians batting line-up is Hayley Matthews, who secured the fifth position with 271 runs, in 10 matches with an average of 30.11, a fantastic strike rate of 126.04, with 1 fifty.

The remaining spots in the top 10 highlight the diverse range of talent and playing styles in the WPL:

Sophie Devine (Royal Challengers Bangalore):

Known for her aggressive batting, Devine secured the sixth spot with 266 runs and 2 half-centuries in 8 games. She also recorded the highest individual score (99 runs) of the with an average of 33.25 and a strike rate of 172.72.

Shafali Verma (Delhi Capitals):

The young and explosive Shafali Verma ranks seventh with 254 runs in nine matches with an average of 31.50 and 2 half-centuries at an astounding strike rate of 185.29, the highest among the top 10 run-scorers, showcasing her immense potential.

Ellyse Perry (Royal Challengers Bangalore):

The multi-talented Ellyse Perry secured the eighth position with 253 runs, demonstrating her all-round abilities with 253 runs with 2 half-centuries, an average of 42.16 and a strike rate of 123.41.

Alyssa Healy (UP Warriorz):

UP Warriorz captain Alyssa Healy secured the ninth position with 252 runs in 9 matches with an average of 31.62, 2 half-centuries, and a strike rate of 141.34.

Grace Harris (UP Warriorz):

Completing the top 10 is all-rounder Grace Harris, who scored 230 runs in just 6 matches at an average of 57.50 and a strike-rate of 165.46 with 2 half-centuries.

With established stars and emerging talents vying for the top spot, this season is sure to witness a captivating display of skill, strategy, and unwavering determination from these exceptional players.

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