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Top 10: Most Expensive Bowling Figures in WPL History

In T20 cricket, be it men’s or women’s, a lot of fireworks from the bat are guaranteed. While we may not see the big hits in women’s cricket as often, many runs flow in the form of boundaries.

It is no different regarding the Women’s Premier League (WPL), which was incepted in India in 2023 and is currently in its second season. Though the WPL is taking baby steps, there is no dearth of action in terms of runs scored.

Since T20 can be a cruel game for bowlers, the number of runs scored is directly proportional to the bowlers facing the brunt of the attack. Here we will see the top 10 instances of bowlers conceding the most runs in a WPL innings.

Most Expensive Bowling Figures in WPL

PlayerRuns Conceded (Overs)AgainstVenueDate
Annabel Sutherland (GG)2/56 (4)Royal Challengers BangaloreBrabourne08 Mar 2023
Megan Schutt (RCB)0/53 (4)Gujarat GiantsBrabourne18 Mar 2023
Tanuja Kanwar (GG)0/50 (3)Royal Challengers BangaloreBrabourne18 Mar 2023
Deepti Sharma (UPW)0/49 (4)Gujarat GiantsBrabourne20 Mar 2023
Ashleigh Gardner (GG)0/48 (3)Royal Challengers BangaloreBrabourne18 Mar 2023
Sneh Rana (GG)0/48 (4)Mumbai IndiansDelhi09 Mar 2024
Preeti Bose (RCB)0/47 (3)Gujarat GiantsBrabourne08 Mar 2023
Sneh Rana (GG)1/47 (3.5)UP WarriorzBrabourne20 Mar 2023
Shabnim Ismail (MI)1/46 (4)Delhi CapitalsDelhi05 Mar 2024
Megan Schutt (RCB)0/45 (4)Delhi CapitalsBrabourne05 Mar 2023

(You can check out other WPL stats here.)

Key Insights

16.66 is the worst economy for a bowler who has bowled 3 or more overs in a WPL innings. Tanuja Kanwar of the Gujarat Giants (GG) holds this unwanted record as she conceded 50 runs off her 3 overs against RCB in the inaugural edition of the WPL.

56: Annabel Sutherland, playing for GG in the first season, conceded the maximum number of runs (56) in a single innings of the WPL. Though she took 2 wickets in her bowling efforts, her economy rate (16) was expensive.

50: Apart from Sutherland and Kanwar, Megan Schutt of RCB is the only other bowler to have conceded 50 or more runs in an innings.

2: Meghan Schutt and Sneh Rana are the only 2 players who feature on this unwanted list twice.

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3: Jess Jonassen of the Delhi Capitals has the most expensive bowling figures (3/43 in 4 overs) while taking 3 or more wickets in an inning of the WPL.

40: Annabel Sutherland has conceded 40 or more runs in an innings three times, and this is the most for any bowler in the competition.

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