Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur believes that the first season of the Women’s Premier League 2023 (WPL) was more exciting for some than even the men’s IPL. The tournament received a great response from the audience, with many expressing more interest in the women’s IPL due to its novelty.
Expanding the Women’s IPL
Kaur stated, “Hopefully, we’ll add more teams. I don’t know when it will happen, but eventually it will. We do have very good talent back home. Those girls should get this opportunity.” The success of the inaugural season has paved the way for the future growth and development of women’s cricket in India.
Playing in T20 Leagues Outside India
Kaur shared her experience playing in T20 leagues outside of India and highlighted the importance of such opportunities. She mentioned playing in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) and KIA league, where she had the chance to play alongside overseas players and learn from them.
Emotional Farewell to Jhulan Goswami
Kaur reminisced about the last time she was in England when India beat the hosts in a three-match ODI bilateral series, marking the end of Jhulan Goswami’s international career. The team dedicated their performance to Goswami and were determined to win the series in her honor.
The success of the Women’s Premier League 2023 has created a wave of enthusiasm for women’s cricket in India. The increased interest and support from the audience indicate a promising future for the women’s IPL.