Alice Capsey and England set sights on WPL final victory after consecutive Hundred tournament triumphs | Cricket News

Alice Capsey, England’s young cricketing sensation, is aiming to add a third big tournament victory to her rapidly-growing career at the inaugural Women’s Premier League final this Sunday. Having first achieved success with the Oval Invincibles in the inaugural women’s edition of The Hundred and successfully retaining their title last summer, Capsey is now looking to take home the winner’s medal with the Delhi Capitals in the WPL.

Capsey played a vital role in securing the Capitals a spot in the final by contributing 3-26 with her off-spin and smashing 34 from 31 balls in a win over UP Warriorz earlier in the week. Capsey attributes her success to being part of outstanding teams, with different characters and match-winners who have all stood up at different times.

The Delhi Capitals got off to a fantastic start in the tournament, winning their first two matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Warriorz by scoring over 200 runs with the bat in both. They suffered a defeat at the hands of Mumbai in their third game, however, but made a strong comeback winning four of their next five games to seal their spot in the final.

Capsey praised the leadership of Australia and Capitals captain, Meg Lanning, as well as their head coach, Jonathan Batty, who led the Invincibles to their Hundred wins, as key to Delhi’s success. She also acknowledges the strengths of the Mumbai Indians, who have X-factor players in Nat Sciver-Brunt and Harmanpreet Kaur, but Capsey believes that it’s all about peaking at the right time.

Don’t miss the much-awaited WPL final between the Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, live on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event from 2.50 pm on Sunday.

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