According to veteran Indian leg-spinner Poonam Yadav, the Women’s Premier League (WPL) would be a terrific place for novice athletes to learn from elite athletes and a perfect way for seasoned players to rediscover national prominence. The Delhi Capitals player believes that the competition would help women’s cricket in India grow. She is utilising the WPL to try to regain her spot on the national team. The 31-year-old was acquired by the Delhi franchise for Rs 30 lakh in advance of the first WPL season after playing his final ODI for India against Bangladesh in March of last year.
The match between Gujarat Giants and Mumbai Indians is set to start the WPL on March 4.
Poonam said in a news release for the Delhi Capitals that “the senior players may utilise the WPL as a platform to make a comeback and the rookie players will get an opportunity to exhibit their abilities in the league.”
“We can learn from foreign players, and they can learn from us. With the WPL, Indian cricket will reach new heights. Meg Lanning is one of the star-studded 18-member Delhi Capitals team and recently became the most decorated captain in the history of the sport after leading Australia to a record-extending sixth Women’s T20 World Cup championship with a 19-run victory against South Africa in Cape Town on Sunday.
Ricky Ponting’s record of four trophies and three World Cup triumphs was surpassed by Lanning by five.
Besides with the famed Indian batting duo of Shafali Verma and Jemimah Rodrigues, the Delhi Capitals’ roster also includes Marizanne Kapp, a South African all-rounder who bowls fast.
Jasia Akhtar, a top-order batsman for Jammu & Kashmir, expressed delight at the prospect of teaming up with Lanning and Kapp.
“I picked up the phone to find a call from my brother telling me that Delhi Capitals had chosen me. When I informed my parents that I didn’t believe he was genuine, they couldn’t stop talking about it. I was relieved to have been snatched up by such a huge creature.