Exclusive: WPL 2023 Overseas Players Ranking for All 5 Teams
UP Warriorz, the standout as we look at the overseas players list ranking for all 5 teams for WPL 2023.
We call it the Women’s Premier League for Women’s IPL and Indian Premier League for Men’s IPL. While the objective for both tournaments is to promote Indian talent, one cannot deny the fact that Overseas players add a lot of flavours and bring forward an array of excitement to the table.
The first edition of the Women’s Premier League shall witness a total of 30 overseas players getting featured from countries across the world. Not only are they going to play in the tournament, but we are also going to witness 3 overseas captains in WPL 2023.
Every team has invested a huge chunk of their money in overseas players. Won’t it be interesting to see how the teams stack up basis their six overseas players? Well, this is exactly what we would find out in this article. So, without wasting much time, let’s take a look at the ranking of the 5 teams based on their overseas players.
To help us arrive at the ranking, all 5 teams are ranked basis of their cumulative six overseas player ratings. Players are relatively rated basis the benchmark players in their respective categories like Openers, Middle-order, Finishers, All-rounder, Pacer, and Spinner. The rating for all the players is derived basis of their current International Cricket rank.
#5: Gujarat Giants – 7.513
At number 5, we have the Gujarat Giants, who even before the tournament officially began, suffered a big loss in the form of Deandra Dottin. The team has roped in All-rounder Kim Garth in her place, but of course, it isn’t a like-for-like replacement. Overall, Gujarat Giants have a rating of 7.513 in the overseas players category.
The team has Beth Mooney and Ashleigh Garder as the benchmark players with a perfect rating of 10. Then they have a solid option in the form of Sophia Dunkley with a rating of 8.75. However, apart from these three options, the team isn’t so strong with Georgia Wareham at 6.33, Annabel Sutherland at 5, and Kim Garth at 5.
WPL 2023: Official Overseas Players for Gujarat Giants (GG)
Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney, Sophia Dunkley, Georgia Wareham, Annabel Sutherland & Kim Garth
#4: Delhi Capitals – 8.236
Number 4 has Delhi Capitals with a cumulative rating of 8.236 in the overseas players category. Delhi does not have any benchmark players, but five of their six overseas players have a rating of 8 and above. Meg planning is Delhi’s best overseas player with a rating of 9.25. Then they have Marizanne Kapp at 9.17, Alice Capsey at 8.5, Jess Jonassen at 8.5, and Laura Harris at 8. Finally, Delhi have a decent backup in the form of Tara Norris at a rating of 6.
WPL 2023: Official Overseas Players for Delhi Capitals (DC)
Meg Lanning, Marizanne Kapp, Alice Capsey, Jess Jonassen, Laura Harris & Tara Norris
#3: Mumbai Indians – 8.237
Coming to the number 3 position, we have the Mumbai Indians with a rating of 8.236 in the overseas players category. They are only marginally better than Delhi Capitals, thanks to Hayley Matthews, who is their best overseas player with a rating of 9.58.
Fortunately, MI have four more strong overseas players with Nat Sciver at a rating of 9.50, Amelia Kerr at 9.08, Isabelle Wong at 8.25, and Heather Graham at 7.5. It’s the right mix of All-rounders and Bowlers. In addition, MI have Chloe Tryon as a good backup at a rating of 5.5
WPL 2023: Official Overseas Players for Mumbai Indians (MI)
Hayley Matthews, Nat Sciver, Amelia Kerr, Isabelle Wong, Heather Graham & Chloe Tryon
#2: Royal Challengers Bangalore – 8.278
At number 2, we have Royal Challengers Bangalore at a cumulative rating of 8.278 in the overseas players category. The team has many overseas superstars with Sophie Devine and Pacer Megan Schutt being the best players with a rating of 9.75 each.
The team then has Elysse Perry at a rating of 9.58 and Heather Knight at a rating of 8.75. However, other than these superb four overseas players, the other two are more decent backups with Dane van Niekerk at 6.33 and Erin Burns at 5.5.
WPL 2023: Official Overseas Players for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Sophie Devine, Megan Schutt, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Dane van Niekerk & Erin Burns
#1: UP Warriorz – 8.750
Finally, best of all, UP Warriorz have a rating of 8.750 in the overseas players category. UP Warriorz have five strong overseas players with them with Benchmark Middle-order batter Tahlia McGrath and Spinner Sophie Ecclestone being the best of the lot.
The team then has pacer Shabnim Ismail with a rating of 9.5 and wicket-keeper opener Alyssa Healy with a rating of 9.5. The fifth overseas player is good too with Lauren Bell at 8.5. Finally, UP have Grace Harris with a rating of 5.
IPL 2023: Official Overseas Players for UP Warriorz (UPW)
Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Ecclestone, Shabnim Ismail, Alyssa Healy, Lauren Bell & Grace Harris
So, that’s about the ranking of the overseas players of all 5 teams for WPL 2023.
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Adesh Kothari is an Author at Cric8fanatic.
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