Watch: ‘Beast’ Shreyanka Patil takes down Arundhati Reddy in WPL 2024 final

Arundhati Reddy gets castled by Shreyanka Patil

The 21 year old Royal Challengers Bangalore Women (RCB-W) All-rounder Shreyanka Patil showed her beast mode in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 final against Delhi Capitals Women (RCB-W) on Sunday, March 17 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

Shreyanka Patil dominated with the ball in the high-voltage clash and rose to the top of the charts of leading wicket-takers in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024. She has now bagged 13 wickets in 8 matches at an average of 12.07 , an economy of 7.30 and a strike rate of 9.92 with best bowling figures of 4/12.

Shreyanka Patil recorded her best bowling figures in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 final when she picked up the wickets of Meg Lanning, Minnu Mani, Arundhati Reddy and Taniya Bhatia.

The highlight of Shreyanka Patil’s spell was the dismissal of Arundhati Reddy while rattling the batsman’s stumps. On the second ball of the 19th over, Patil bowled a flying delivery and slid towards the pads. Arundhati looked to play towards the right side but was unsuccessful and was castled for 10 runs off 13 balls.

Watch: Shreyanka Patil bowls Arundhati Reddy to leave DC at 113/9

If there is a little twist, I feel like I am a different beast – Shreyanka Patil

Talking to the commentators after the match, purple cap holder Shreyanka Patil said that she enjoyed her spell against DC-W. Shreyanka Patil also claimed that she turns into a beast whenever there is a twist on the surface. She said:

“I really enjoyed bowling in the middle. They made a very good start but we didn’t let our guard down. We said it was a window issue. When we got the first one, the next one was already approaching and we continued fighting. I enjoyed each and every moment of the first entries. There was something at the gate. “If there’s a little twist, I feel like I’m a different beast.”

Shreyanka Patil further said that she spoke about her tied hands and also praised Ellyse Perry. She said:

“(His left hand tied tightly) Playing against MI in Bengaluru, I had a small fracture. The team management and the team of physiotherapists worked very hard to get him back on the field and it is a great credit to them. When I played against Australia, Pez (Perry) came up to me and told me that he would learn a lot from Sophie. Great player and she showed up (tonight).”

Talking about the team led by Meg Lanning, just like in the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL), 2023 season, Delhi Capitals Women (DC-W) dominated and finished on top to directly qualify for the finals. The Meg Lanning-led team started with a loss against the Mumbai Indians, but it didn’t take them long to bounce back strongly.

DC-W were absolutely brilliant with their performance in the following matches and went on a 4 match winning streak, before losing a thriller to UP Warriorz by just one run. Delhi Capitals Women quickly forgot the defeat and registered two consecutive wins to finish the league.and on top.