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With the Women's Premier League soon coming to a close on March 17, 2024, this is a great time to evaluate the top 5 most valuable players (MVPs) in the league.

Who are they? What is their claim to fame? How do their teams currently rank in the standings of the Women's Premier League? Let's find out!

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1. Alice Capsey

Alice Capsey is an English cricketer who participates in playing for five teams including Surrey (as of 2019), South East Stars (as of 2020), and the Oval Invincibles (as of 2021). By 2022 going into 2023, she started playing for the Melbourne Stars. She’s also a member of the current 3rd place team in the Women’s Premier League, the Delhi Capitals, which she started playing for in 2023.

Because of the many teams she is currently playing for at once, it’s no wonder that Capsey has accumulated 41 from this year’s Women’s Premier League. On top of studying to achieve her A-Level certificate, Capsey is continuing to make strides as a professional cricketer while enhancing her educational background to keep her career on track.

2. Shabnim Ismail

Shabnim Ismail is a cricketer from South Africa who is super close behind the 1st MVP spot as she has 41 points versus Capsey’s 41.5 points. As a professional cricketer since 2005, she has played on 14 teams in her career with the most recent teams being Central Gauteng and the Hobart Hurricanes from 2023 to 2024 and the Mumbai Indians in 2024. The Mumbai Indians are currently 1st place in the Women’s Premier League.

Ismail became the fourth female cricketer to engage in her 100th wicket during the WT20Is. She is the current record holder for achieving the highest number of wickets at one gaming location, which was 24 scalps during a game at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom in 2022.

3. Natalie Sciver-Brunt

Natalie Sciver-Brunt is also an English cricketer like the 1st MVP, Alice Capsey. She currently has 35 points in the league. Her claim to fame is that she was the first ever cricketer from England to successfully do a hat-trick during the Women’s Twenty20 International competition. The player now has a famous shot named after she called the “Natmeg”, which means that a cricketer kicks a ball that successfully goes through her legs during the game.

She was named Player of the Match during her second ODI in 2013 when her team went internationally against Pakistan. When she played for the Melbourne Stars, she was the first female cricketer to score a six in the Women's Big Bash League competition.

4. Richa Ghosh

Hailing from West Bengal, Richa Ghosh is a cricketer of Indian descent who is highly efficient at wicketkeeping and proficient with batting. Like Natalie Sciver-Brunt, she also has 35 points in the Women's Premier League currently. She's a member of the Royal Challengers that's currently in second place in the Women's Premier League.

Besides the Royal Challengers, Ghosh is also currently playing for Bengal and London Spirit. She was formerly a member of the Trailblazers from 2020 to 2022 and of the Hobart Hurricanes for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. She won the 2023 South Africa ICC Women's Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

5. Yastika Bhatia

Yastika Bhatia is also of the Mumbai Indians like Shabnim Ismail and Natalie Sciver-Brunt. She is very close behind the 3rd and 4th MVPs with only 34.5 points. Her exceptional wicket-keeping skills and unique technique have helped the Mumbai Indians achieve such a success rate thus far as the current #1 team in the league.