WPL 2023: Flop Indian XI from second week of the tournament
Smriti Mandhana has failed to live up to her reputation and thus, features in the list of Flop Indian XI when the WPL 2023 is nearing its business end.
The inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) has reached its business end, with a day remaining for the tournament to reach its conclusion. Two matches will be played on Tuesday, March 21, to conclude the league stage. Many players have gained something from the first-ever WPL season. Meanwhile, most of the players, especially Indians who have already proved their ability in the shortest format of the game, could not perform well in this tournament.
Most of the Indian players could not maintain consistency in the league. If they have shown some progress in a match, they haven’t done the same in their next match. Let’s identify the flop Indian XI from the second week of the tournament.
Flop Indian XI after the second week of WPL 2023
1. Smriti Mandhana (C)
Smriti Mandhana joined the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for a whopping INR 3.4 crore, the most noteworthy bid in the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) season. She was a topic of discussion after the WPL auction and now regarding her calibre in captaining a team. Mandhana has scored only 125 runs from the seven matches RCB have played so far.
Notably, the opening batter is the second-highest runscorer for India in T20 internationals, having scored 28602 runs from 112 innings. After five consecutive losses in the ongoing WPL, Mandhana and Co. registered two back-to-back victories to keep their slim chance alive. RCB are likely to enter the playoffs if they win their final league stage match against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday.