Top 10: Best Bowling Figures in WPL History

T20 is a game where the momentum can shift from one side to another in the blink of an eye. There can be a destructive innings played by a batter or a stunning spell of bowling to change the course of the game.

So in the short history of the WPL, we have seen bowlers who have found success in this competitive league either by keeping things tight or fetching a truckload of wickets. The league has some top-class bowlers who have bowled some memorable spells en route to having heaps of wickets in their tally.

So we will look at the top 10 best bowling figures delivered by bowlers in WPL history.

Best Bowling Figures in WPL

PlayerBowling FiguresAgainstVenueDate
Ellyse Perry (RCB)6/15MIDelhi12 Mar 2024
Marizanne Kapp (DC)5/15GGDY Patil Stadium11 Mar 2023
Sobhana Asha (RCB)5/22UPWBengaluru24 Feb 2024
Tara Norris (DC)5/29RCBBrabourne05 Mar 2023
Kim Garth (GG)5/36UPWDY Patil Stadium05 Mar 2023
Saika Ishaque (MI)4/11GGDY Patil Stadium04 Mar 2023
Shreyanka Patil (RCB)4/12DCDelhi17 Mar 2024
Sophie Ecclestone (UPW)4/13RCBBrabourne10 Mar 2023
Issy Wong (MI)4/15UPWDY Patil Stadium24 Mar 2023
Amelia Kerr (MI)4/17GGBengaluru25 Feb 2024

(You can check out other WPL stats here.)

Key Insights

3: Marizanne Kapp, Tara Norris (both from the Delhi Capitals), and Kim Garth of the Gujarat Giants picked up a 5-wicket haul each in the first season. This number expands to 6 when we consider a bowler taking 4 or more wickets in an innings.

1: Sobhana Asha became the first Indian bowler to pick up a fifer in the WPL and she did it in the second season against UPW as she skittled 5 batters for 22 runs.

25: The number of times a bowler has taken 3 or more wickets in an innings in a WPL game. Hayley Matthews of MI has done it 4 times, while Issy Wong and Saika Ishaque, both from MI, have taken 3-wicket hauls three times each. The trio were instrumental in Mumbai clinching the title in the inaugural edition.

3: Number of bowlers to feature in this top 10 best bowling performances list more than once. They are Issy Wong and Saika Ishaque, along with Sophie Ecclestone of UP Warriorz. Interestingly, the trio has taken a 4-wicket haul as well as 3-fers in an innings.

5/15 by Marizanne Kapp is the best bowling figure by a bowler in the WPL, and she did so against the Gujarat Giants at the DY Patil Stadium.

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3: Delhi Capitals batters have been on the receiving end of 3 of the top 10 bowling performances. In fact, Issy Wong and Saika Ishaque’s respective 3 wicket-hauls against DC came in the same match.

1.25 was the economy rate of Hayley Matthews during his staggering spell of 3/5 against the Delhi Capitals. This is the best ER for any bowler with 3 or more wickets in an innings in the WPL.

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