International stars ready for T20 World Cup after dominant WPL campaigns


Just three scalps separated the top 10 wicket-takers in the WPL, with young off-spinner Shreyanka Patil narrowly finishing at the top of this star-studded list after her four-wicket haul in the final for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Shreyanka is likely to be considered for a place in the Indian squad at this year’s T20 World Cup if she can continue her recent upward curve, while fellow spinners Radha Yadav and Deepti Sharma have collected 10 scalps each at the WPL and could prove to be her closest rivals for a place on the plane to Bangladesh.

Spin has played a prominent role throughout the duration of the WPL and is expected to do the same in this year’s T20 World Cup, despite being the top three wicket-takers the only other time Bangladesh hosted the Women’s T20 World Cup were actually seamstresses.

South Africa spearhead Marizanne Kapp (11 scalps) and England all-rounder Nat Sciver-Brunt (10) were the only ones to finish in the top 10 wicket-takers at the WPL, while the Australian coach Ellyse Perry was the only player to finish in the top 10 wicket-takers in the WPL. Collect a five-wicket win when she claimed superb figures of 6/15 against Mumbai Indians.

Interestingly, Sophie Molineux (12 wickets for Royal Challengers Bangalore) and Jess Jonassen (11 scalps for Delhi Capitals) finished among the leading wicket-takers in the WPL and it will be interesting to see if Australia chooses to take both left-arm spinners to Bangladesh or go for just one.

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