WPL 2023: We’re making most of varied bowling attack: Wong

Isabelle Wong of Mumbai Indians and Hayley Matthews of Mumbai Indians celebrates the wicket of Taniyaa Bhatia of Delhi Capitals during match Seven of the Tata Women’s Premier League between the Delhi Capitals and the Mumbai Indians held at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai on the 9th March 2023 Photo by: Arjun Singh / SPORTZPICS for WPL



With three wins in as many games in the Women’s Premier League (WPL), Mumbai Indians have stamped their authority on the inaugural edition like no other.

At the centre of their impressive performance has been their Caribbean all-rounder Hayley Matthews, who has been a vital cog in the Mumbai Indians’ wheel.

Hayley began with a sparkling 47 against Gujarat Giants and followed it up with three wickets and a brilliant unbeaten 77 in the win against RCB.

On Thursday, the West Indian had superb figures of 3/19 and a quick-fire 32, which helped Mumbai Indians thrash Delhi Capital by eight wickets with five overs to spare.

Mumbai Indians pace bowler Issy Wong, who also took three wickets on Thursday, indicated the variety in the bowling attack had made the team quite a force to reckon with.

“We have got a very diverse bowling attack. We have got left-arm spinners, off-spinners, leg-spinners. We have got a variety of seam bowlers as well with different change-ups,” said Wong.

“We cover all the bases. It allows us to be really flexible. Harman (Kaur) been fantastic, just pulling strings here and there. Especially Hayley, Harman brought her on at just the right time in the game against RCB and the diversity of our attack allows us to do that,” she added.

Wong added Mumbai Indians couldn’t have hoped for a better start to the WPL.

“(Winning) three out of three is a great start. It can’t get better than that. We have worked really hard in training. We have made the most out of the squad we have got and there have been some great performances from all the girls,” she said.