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Shreyanka Patil, a budding Indian cricketer, is making waves in the Women’s Caribbean League (WCPL) while eagerly anticipating her debut with the Indian national women’s cricket team. Despite not having played an international match yet, Patil’s fine off-break bowling has earned her recognition in the West Indies.

In a recent game for Guyana Amazon Warriors, the 21-year-old from Bengaluru took four crucial wickets, becoming the first bowler ever to achieve a four-wicket haul at the prestigious Kensington Oval in Barbados. Although her team faced defeat against Barbados Royals, Patil received praise for her delivery that outfoxed West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews.

Sharing her excitement about participating in the WCPL and being the first Indian in the Caribbean T20 league, Patil expressed her joy, “It is an amazing feeling to be part of WCPL and share the dressing room with some experienced cricketers. It is a big tag to be the first Indian to play in the WCPL. Unfortunately, we lost the game where I picked up four wickets, but I am having fun. It is a special feeling to be part of a foreign league and performing well.”

Despite her impressive performances, Patil narrowly missed out on selection for the Indian team’s tour of Bangladesh after turning heads at the U-23 Emerging Asia Cup while playing for India ‘A’. Undeterred, she aspires to be known as an impact player and remains committed to her dream of representing India.

Re-reported from the article originally published in The Hindustan Times

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