The first edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) is underway and this league is also in the news. There are three teams in this league which are named after the men’s IPL franchises RCB, Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians. Due to this, this league is getting a lot of headlines. Many star cricketers from all over the world have participated in the Women’s Premier League and they are making a splash. One of them is the name of Australia’s star cricketer Alice Perry. Perry is doing wonders with the bat as well as the ball. In the last match against Delhi Capitals where he played a blistering inning of 67 runs with 5 sixes. At the same time, he did wonders with the ball against UP Warriors. The special thing was also that this was the first win of RCB in this tournament.
Not only this, Alice Perry took three wickets for 16 runs in 4 overs in this innings. At the same time, he also threw such a ball that he created history. Australia’s star all-rounder bowled the fastest delivery in the history of women’s cricket. He broke the record of South African star bowler Shabnim Ismail by throwing the ball at a speed of 130.5 kmph. Earlier, if we talked about the fastest balls in the history of women’s cricket, Shabnim Ismail and Perry’s compatriot Darcy Brown were included in the top-5. But now Alice Perry has made such an entry that she has overtaken everyone and captured the No. 1 position.
5 fastest balls in women’s cricket
- 130.5 KMPH – Ellyse Perry (RCB, Australia) vs UP Warriors, 2023 (WPL)
- 128 KMPH – Shabnim Ismail (South Africa) vs West Indies, 2016
- 127.4 KMPH – Shabnim Ismail (South Africa) vs England, 2023
- 127.1 KMPH – Shabnim Ismail (South Africa) v New Zealand, 2022
- 126.8 KMPH – Darcy Brown (Aus) vs India, 2021
If we talk about this tournament, Alice Perry’s team Royal Challengers Bangalore may have lost five out of 6 matches, but Perry’s performance has been excellent. Where he scored 205 runs in 6 innings, he is the second top scorer of the league. Whereas in bowling, he has taken only 3 wickets but has been very impressive on many occasions. In the last match against Delhi Capitals, he played a half-century in which his five sixes were the center of attraction. RCB has two more league matches left. After the initial five defeats, the road to knockout has become difficult for the team. The team will play their next match against Gujarat Giants on 18th March. In the last match, Smriti Mandhana’s team will face table topper Mumbai Indians.