After the Mumbai Indians won the WPL championship, Amelia Kerr, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Charlotte Edwards, Jhulan Goswami, and the company responded.
Nat Sciver-Brunt Leads Mumbai Indians to Victory in the Women’s Premier League Championship Game
Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals in a thrilling Women’s Premier League championship game at the Brabourne Stadium thanks to three-wicket hauls from Hayley Matthews and Issy Wong and an undefeated half-century from Nat-Sciver Brunt. Following the victory, these were their players and support staff’s reactions:
Harmanpreet Kaur: It was a wonderful experience for all of us; we had been anticipating this day for a long time. Everyone appreciated our changing area.[On her own experience] Everyone here, including the audience, seems to be in a fantasy, not just me. When will the WPL arrive? What was a question we received a lot of? That day finally came, and I couldn’t be happier with our team’s performance. You need to go there and show yourself when you have such a lengthy batting order, and that’s what we’ve been discussing in the locker room. I’m so pleased that everyone took charge and carried out our agreed-upon actions.
For us, maintaining an optimistic attitude was crucial. And despite several full tosses going our way today, we were a little bit fortunate. You require that whenever you go and perform. We are all experiencing a unique moment, and I have been waiting for it for a long time. Today, I understand how receiving [a trophy] feels, and I should thank everyone, including the support staff. For me, it was a fantastic event. We are now anticipating the coming year.
We just discussed how optimistic we were in the dressing area and kept chatting about how to approach the situation. We are gathered here today as a result of the way we debated our strategy and how well we carried it out.
Nat Sciver-Brunt: [after receiving a blow] It was highly unique. It was amazing to be present at the conclusion, and I’m happy I could persevere when the going got tough.
[On her collaboration with Harmanpreet and Kerr]: I was finding it pretty tricky, but Harman was sweeping her way to a decent score, so she eased the burden off of Amelia, and I both performed when she entered the room. We could cross the finish line if I were present at the conclusion. We conceded more boundaries in the last three or four innings than we would have preferred. The contest was intriguing as a result. [After claiming the title:] It has profound meaning. I had no idea what to anticipate competing, so it is truly unique to be standing here with the Mumbai Indians, an exceptional group of ladies.
Hayley Matthews: It is absurd. There will undoubtedly be many more competitions after this one, of course. Therefore, it is so thrilling to be a part of history. Since the competition has been filled with many highs and lows, we are relieved to have reached the finish line. It means a lot to make history in the first year alone and carry it home.[On her preferred track] Although I believe that a wicket is a wicket, I gave Amelia [Kerr] a little joke through the fence about how I acquired her in New Zealand and how I was pleased with that. But no, I’m content to have prevailed in the end. Today’s wicket helped me a little amount when I was spinning. I’m so happy that we succeeded in crossing the finish line today and that I could help another squad triumph.
Alicia Kerr When Nat Sciver is on the field to score the deciding runs, it helps. These situations are what you prepare for and strive for. When that happens, you want to keep things straightforward, returning to your best aim and game plan and disregarding everything else. That it came off today is lovely. Arriving there with a fantastic franchise and many fantastic individuals was a pleasure.[About performing in front of a crowded arena] You enter a flow state and become absorbed in what needs to be done. You hear the crowd during the breaks in play and think, “Wow, this is amazing,” as you watch from the bleachers. It’s incredible to perform in front of that big of an audience. However, when that ball is delivered, you must concentrate and be in the moment.
Charlotte Edwards, the chief teacher Charlotte is a living icon, Lottie. I have worked with some great teachers, but she is one of the finest. Charlotte is highly knowledgeable; you can learn a ton from her just by relaxing and discussing cricket. Teams she has led to championship games have failed. She puts in significant effort to do that for her children. Being a decent person and a fantastic coach makes me feel reasonably happy and proud to see her receive that honor.
They were given the day off yesterday because they were worn out. They retain their cricketing skills. They had to get some slumber. Yesterday, during our team gathering, we discussed the Delhi squad. Then, today, we kept it very casual. We only operate when we are activated. We had some good moments when we were off. It is safe to state that they supported one another while playing. I am so happy for Harman tonight because she has been a fantastic skipper. It was a great event.
Mentor and cricket instructor Jhulan Goswami: [On stumps off full tosses] Well, you obviously cannot prepare for everything, but in all honesty, the bowlers deserve all the praise. And because of Lottie’s guidance, I had an incredible experience watching her manage the complete team. It was my very first coaching task. Lottie, the support personnel, and the entire team deserve our gratitude for their unwavering commitment to maintaining their faith. Along with the ladies, they gave it their all and had faith that no matter what the situation, we would be able to perform to the best of our abilities.
Players for the Mumbai Indians pose with the championship.
Regarding Harmanpreet Kaur winning a championship, She has encountered these challenges repeatedly without getting over them. But this time, when the first day arrived, we told her, “This time, you have to get over that obstacle,” and she was so concentrated and resolved. Additionally, it was apparent when she was hitting that she assumed ownership of the situation and ensured that all the ladies were in the appropriate location.
She was always ready to step in and take control when necessary, even though we attempted to communicate a lot among ourselves. She did a fantastic job managing this squad right away. They immediately arrived here after a competition (the T20 World Cup). She never mentioned trying during a lesson. She stated she wanted to be there constantly, take on all the duties, and guarantee we completed first right from the start.
Bhatia, Yastika It is very large. I can’t explain why I am experiencing such joy at being on the victorious team. Simply highly pleased and proud of the group. Yesterday was pretty laid back; we just concentrated on the details we needed to finish. Therefore, we were only focused on our preparations.
Saika Ishaque: I’m so delighted that words can’t express my feelings. The wish has been realized. My strategy only underwent a few alterations. Even if I don’t get any catches, I’ll concentrate on delivering dot balls, so I did. Plan C is, therefore, to provide dots if plans A and B fail, and [Issy] Wongy’s plan C is to secure wickets off full tosses. (laughs).