In simple word Indian Women’s Premier League is just like Women IPL so called WPL. This league became shaped to offer a platform for women cricketers to exhibit their expertise and competencies. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) owns and operates Women IPL.
On 25 January 2023, the BCCI officially named it the Women’s Premier League. This started as a single-match tournament in 2018, and was expanded to a three-team, three-match competition held in 2019, 2020 and 2022. The league consisted of six teams, each representing a different city in India. This is a new addition to the Indian cricketing scene.
The league was a huge success and also provided a platform for women cricketers to showcase their talent. The girls who represented their respective teams were an inspiration to many young girls who aspired to play cricket at the highest level. The league also helped in promoting women’s cricket in the country and provided a much-needed boost to the sport.
Let’s take a look at the story of every group and the ladies who represented them during 2023 Women IPL,
1. Mumbai Mavericks:
The Mumbai Mavericks were one of the strongest teams in the league. They had a well-balanced squad with some of the best players in the country. The team was led by the experienced Mithali Raj, who was also the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team. Other key players in the team were Jemimah Rodrigues, Smriti Mandhana, and Poonam Yadav.
2. Delhi Diamonds:
The Delhi Diamonds were another strong team in the league. They had a good mix of experienced players and also young talent. The team was led by Harmanpreet Kaur, who was known for her big-hitting abilities. Other key players in the team were Shikha Pandey, Veda Krishnamurthy, and Jahanara Alam.
3. Kolkata Knightingales:
The Kolkata Knightingales were a team that relied heavily on their spinners. The team was led by Ekta Bisht, who was one of the best spinners in the country. Other key players in the team were Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, and Anuja Patil.
4. Bengaluru Blasters:
The Bengaluru Blasters were a team that had a good mix of all-rounders. The team was led by the talented Harleen Deol, who was known for her aggressive batting. Other key players in the team were Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, and Arundhati Reddy.
5. Hyderabad Hurricanes:
The Hyderabad Hurricanes were a team that had a good mix of experienced players and also young talent. The team was led by Jhulan Goswami, who was one of the best fast bowlers in the country. Other key players in the team were Taniya Bhatia, Mansi Joshi, and Shikha Dhawan.
6. Chennai Super Queens:
The Chennai Super Queens were a team that had a good mix of spinners and also fast bowlers. The team was led by the talented Deepti Sharma, who was known for her all-round abilities. Other key players in the team were Radha Yadav, Pooja Vastrakar, and Nuzhat Parween.