At the age of 27-years-old, Kolkata, Bengal’s cricketer Saika Ishaque has taken the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) season by storm.
The slow left-arm orthodox bowler is representing the Mumbai Indians franchise in the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 edition.
She is one of the unknown talent picked up by the Mumbai Indians franchise in the inaugural WPL Auction that was conducted in February. And since her debut match against Gujarat Giants, Saika has certainly made some waves.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCC)’s big motive behind forming of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) is to unearthed some new gems just like the IPL and it seems that Saika Ishaque is first of them.
Saika is yet to play for Indian team but it seems like the inaugural WPL season will pave her way into the Indian team. After the 2 matches she has played, she has 6 wickets beside her name and currently holds the purple cap. Checkout how Twitterati reacted to her performance in the WPL 2023.
Saika Ishaque, picked by Mumbai Indians for 10 Lakhs in auction has picked 6 wickets from 2 games.
A star in making. pic.twitter.com/VbZl73GNE6— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 6, 2023Advertisement
MI didn’t buy star player— Rahul¢45. (@Rahu_lChate) March 6, 2023
they make star player
not the first time a player bought by MI on base price will be a future superstar— Aftab Shaikh (@aftab_cena) March 6, 2023
So Rajeswari Gayakwad Radha Yadav replacement is here She should be picked in T20I side in coming series— Shariff (@Godlin1929) March 6, 2023
Saika Ishaque is the find of WPL. So proud that she is part of Mumbai Indians. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/j9uyGxFgTd— ANSHUMAN🚩 (@AvengerReturns) March 6, 2023
Inside my brain, Saika Ishaque is already playing for India in a World Cup final.— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) March 6, 2023