WPL 2024: Team-wise one player who were underused

There were some players who were underused by teams in the WPL 2024.

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WPL 2024 witnessed some great individual performances. The likes of Deepti Sharma, Ellyse Perry, Shafali Verma, Marizanne Kapp, Shreyanka Patil, Sophie Molineux, Asha Sobhana and many others played very well. All the players were backed by their teams. However, some of the players did not get enough backing. Some of the players also could not play due to various other factors like team combination and the number of overseas players.

Compared to the WPL 2023, the second edition of the league had many changes in the teams. While some of the teams continued with similar teams, other teams opted to go with some fresh faces. Some of the players who were key in 2023 were hardly relevant in 2024. Some others did not even play a game despite having the ability to win matches on their own. WPL was cruel to such players.

Here are the players from each team who were underused due to various reasons:

1. MI Women - Issy Wong 

Issy Wong
Issy Wong. (Photo Source: X(Twitter)

Issy Wong was a star performer in the inaugural edition. She was the joint second-highest wicket-taker in the WPL 2023. Wong was one of the key reasons behind the title-winning campaign of MI in 2023. She claimed 15 wickets at a good bowling average of 14, at a bowling SR of 13.

However, MI opted to go with Shabnim Ismail ahead of her. MI women brought the South African legend to the WPL auction in 2024. The legacy of the experienced bowler meant that Issy had to make way for her. As MI played Hayley Matthews, Nat Sciver-Brunt, and Amelia Kerr, Wong played just a couple of games.

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