The Delhi women’s team is one of the five teams to participate in the inaugural edition of the Women’s T20 League. The league stages of the first-ever women’s tournament will start from March 4 and will see the world’s best cricket players go head-to-head with each other representing their franchise.
In total 22 league stage matches will be played including the eliminator and the final. All the matches of the inaugural season of the much-anticipated league will be held in Mumbai across two venues, DY Patil Stadium and Brabourne Stadium respectively. DC, meanwhile, will be playing the majority of their matches at the DY Patil Stadium.
Needless to say, the Delhi team are known for picking the strongest mentality in cricketing athletes for their roster and the same applied to their women’s team. At the auction, DC made sure they got the best of the lot.
Here are the 5 players you need to watch out for in the Delhi team:
J. Rodrigues is a middle-order player for the India women’s team and is a right-arm off break bowler. She is 22 years old and her enduring displays will surely have a say in the performance of her team. Rodrigues boasts a strike rate more than 114 in the 70 T20 innings that she has played in, with an average score of almost 30. She has scored a total of 1704 runs in world T20 games so far. Rodrigues can act as a very strong anchor in the middle order for DC. With the vice-captain responsibility on her shoulder, she is going to be a very important player for the Delhi Capitals side.
She is deservedly known as the megastar, Lanning is an Australian top order batter and is a well-known cricket player all around the world. Lanning became the youngest captain of Australia cricket team at the age of 21 years and has accomplished great success for her nation since. She is exceptionally aggressive in her playstyle with the bat, having played 121 T20 innings – she has an average of 36.6 while scoring 3405 runs for her nation. She will be leading the Delhi Capitals side with the captains armband and a veteran’s experience at the age of 30 years.
Kapp is an undisputed legendary player for the South Africa women’s team and is one of the most premium all-rounders in the game. Kapp is a record holder in World Cups with her score of 102 against Pakistan in Cuttack being the highest ever score by a South African in women World Cups. Her right arm fast bowling always puts the opponents in danger as her wicket taking statistics are scary but her massive experience at the age of 33 is even scarier. The Delhi Capitals will be ready to use this to their advantage in the coming Women T20 League in India.
Ready to conquer the world at the tender age of 19, Shafali has all the right tools under her belt to become a successful player. She is an opening batter for the India women’s team and has scored a total of 1333 runs in 56 innings with a strike rate above 132 on the world stage. She also is 3rd in most runs scored on their test debut matches with a score of 159 over 2 innings, which is also the most of all anyone has scored on their debut in the last 2 decades.
An orthodox slow left-arm bowler, Jess is a very versatile bowler and can be used at any stage of the match to turn the game around. A strong pillar of Australian women’s team, Jonassen has taken 91 wickets to her name in 96 innings in the world T20 format with a best display of 5 wickets for 12 runs. Her economy of 5.62 is going to be a very motivating factor for the Delhi Capitals whenever they are looking to slow down their opponent’s attacking spree. Jonassen will bring in the clutch and winning mentality to the bowling order of DC.