Most Wickets in the WPL 2024: Marizanne Kapp leading the charts

Marizanne Kapp is the current purple cap holder of the WPL 2024 as she has taken the most wickets this season in the competition.

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Most Wickets in the WPL 2024: Marizanne Kapp leading the charts

Marizanne Kapp has taken the most wickets in the WPL 2024 so far Image - BCCI

The second season of the Women's Premier League started on February 22. Last season's finalists Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals played the curtain-raiser at Bangalore. The inaugural edition of WPL in 2023 was won by Mumbai who defeated Delhi and Hayley Matthews ended up scalping the most wickets and won the purple cap.

South African bowler Marizanne Kapp is the current holder of the purple Cap, having scalped 11 wickets so far this season. So, it's time we look at the players with the most wickets in the WPL 2024 season.

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In the previous edition, several cricketers bowled some brilliant spells and delivered match-winning performances. Sophie Ecclestone and Amelia Kerr finished second and third respectively behind Hayley Matthews while Issy Wong, with 15 wickets in 10 matches finished fourth in the top wicket-taker list.

Most Wickets in the WPL 2024

The player with the most wickets in a single season of the IPL or WPL wins the Purple Cap award. This award has been given to the highest wicket-taking bowlers since the first season of the IPL (2008).

The first edition of the Women's Premier League (2023) also decided to present the Purple Cap as an award to the highest wicket-taker in the 22-match tournament, and the Mumbai Indians' bowler Hayley Matthews became the first-ever WPL Purple Cap winner.

Marizanne Kapp has appeared in six matches out of eight Delhi have played this season. The South African bowler has picked up 11 wickets at an average of 14.18 and has also maintained a brilliant economy of 6.50 with the best figure of 3/5 this season. Amongst the top three bowlers in this list, Kapp holds the best economy that's why she is sitting at the top despite scalping the same amount of wickets as Sophie Ecclestone and Jess Jonassen.

UP Warriorz had a terrible season but Sophie Ecclestone once again delivered with her bowling, scalping 11 wickets in 8 matches at an average of 18.81, and has also maintained a superb economy of 6.57 with the best figure of 3/20. Two more Delhi Capitals bowlers Jess Jonassen and Radha Yadav come next in the list with 11 and 10 wickets respectively for their side.

Tanuja Kanwer and Deepti Sharma are sitting at the fifth and sixth position respectively with the same amount of wickets (10) while Asha Shobana who was the hero for RCB in the Eliminator, defending 12 runs against the defending champions, Mumbai, is in the seventh position in this list with 10 wickets also.

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Top Ten Highest Wicket Takers of the WPL 2024

No Bowler Team Wkts Mat BBI Avg Ecn 4-Fers 5-Fers
1 Marizanne Kapp DEL-W 11 6 3/5 14.18 6.5 -- --
2 Sophie Ecclestone UP-W 11 8 3/20 18.82 6.57 -- --
3 Jess Jonassen DEL-W 11 6 3/21 15.09 7.22 -- --
4 Radha Yadav DEL-W 10 8 4/20 16.9 7.04 1 --
5 TP Kanwer GUJ-W 10 8 2/20 20.7 7.14 -- --
6 Deepti Sharma UP-W 10 8 4/19 21.7 7.23 1 --
7 Asha Shobana BAN-W 10 9 5/22 17.1 7.43 -- 1
8 Natalie Sciver-Brunt MI-W 10 9 2/14 21.5 7.96 -- --
9 Saika Ishaque MI-W 9 9 3/27 21 7.56 -- --
10 Sophie Molineux BAN-W 9 9 3/25 28.67 7.59 -- --

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