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The Women’s Premier League 2023 will be a staggering success from the standpoint of one Hayley Matthews as the West Indian all-rounder played a crucial role throughout the tournament to help her side clinch the inaugural title while clinching multiple awards to her name. Hayley Matthews who was sensational with both the bat and the ball was awarded the WPL Most Valuable Player of the Season award alongside WPL Purple Cap Holder for the most wickets to her name.
In a riveting showdown at the Women’s Premier League 2023 final, the Mumbai Indians emerged victorious over the Delhi Capitals by a resounding 7-wicket margin. The hero of the hour was none other than the brilliant bowler, Hayley Mathews, who delivered a masterclass in the art of bowling.
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Throughout the season, Hayley Mathews showcased her impressive skills, bagging a whopping 16 wickets in 10 matches for the Mumbai Indians, earning her the coveted Purple Cap title. With an impressive economy rate of 5.94 and a remarkable feat of taking three or more wickets on four separate occasions, Mathews was truly a force to be reckoned with. Hayley Matthews also shined with the bat in her hand smashing 271 runs for her side throughout the tournament finishing at number five on the Orange Cap standings.
In the climactic final, Hayley Mathews was at her absolute best, delivering a masterful performance that left the Delhi Capitals reeling. With a miserly four-over spell that yielded just five runs, she claimed the scalps of three key Delhi players, stifling their batting efforts and limiting them to a modest total of 131 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.
Hayley Mathews’ impeccable bowling skills were instrumental in the Mumbai Indians’ triumph, cementing her status as one of the top bowlers in the Women’s Premier League.
I Am Really Happy I Could Contribute For Mumbai Indians: Hayley Matthews
Hayley Matthews was with the presenters during the award ceremony where she bagged two of the biggest awards from the tournament emerging as the winner of both the WPL 2023 Purple Cap holder and the WPL MVP of the Season. Hayley Matthews was elated with her performance and said it was a honour to play for the franchise.
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“Ah, crazy, obviously, such a great feeling to be a part of it. We are happy to make it at the end of the road. Obviously, being a part of the Mumbai family has been crazy. Creating history and make it till the end, winning is a great thing. I reckon, wicket to wicket. Happy to get the win at the end of the game. Be able to contribute to another team win.”
I am really happy to contribute to this team. I am glad to contribute on both ends of the field (with the bat and ball). It’s been great to be good with both aspects of the game. Trying to improve all the time, and the conditions help my off-spin. It is important to take the award, but it is even more satisfying to win with the Mumbai Indians. Whichever (batting or bowling) is better on that particular day.”
The WPL 2023 season came to an amazing conclusion with Mumbai Indians being crowned the inaugural champions. The team will be elated with their run in the tournament and there is no doubt the team alongside Hayley Matthews would want to drown in celebrations.
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