Mumbai Indians scripted history last year by lifting the first-ever WPL trophy. The Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur led the team from the front and achieved success in the very inaugural season. As the second season beckons Mumbai Paltan will be ready to fight for another glory. In this article, we will take a look at 3 players to watch out for MI in the upcoming season of the WPL 2024.
#1. Harmanpreet Kaur
The experienced Harmanpreet Kaur has been going through a lean patch in terms of run-scoring. The MI skipper performed really well last season as she amassed 281 runs in 9 innings at an average of 40.14. She played some crucial knocks in the previous campaign and the fans would be expecting similar batting exploits from their captain this season as well. There will also be the pressure of defending the title but Harman has the experience of rising to the occasion and it will be very important for the franchise that the skipper does her job to perfection.
#2. Hayley Mathews
The hard-hitting batter from West Indies, Hayley Mathews, was among the highest run-scorers in the inaugural season of the WPL. Her destructive approach helped Mumbai cruise past opponents with the bat. She was instrumental for Mumbai not just with the bat but had an influential impact with the ball as well. In the last season, she scored 271 runs and also picked up 16 wickets. Her all-round profile provides depth and balance to the playing XI which makes her one of the most important players for Mumbai Indians.
#3. Nat Sciver-Brunt
Here is another player who played a crucial role in the glorious campaign for Mumbai. The experienced English player was the second-highest run-scorer last season with 332 runs in her account at an exceptional average of 66.40 and a strike rate of 140.08. Her heroics were not just limited to batting. She also had 10 wickets to her name in 10 innings. This multidimensional utility makes Sciver-Brunt a key player for the defending champions and one to watch out for.