Saika Ishaque is one of the young talents who has showcased her skills in the Women’s Premier League, which has become a high-quality platform for such players. However, due to a large pool of players in the auction and limited overseas spots, some foreign stars were not able to secure a contract before the tournament began.
Among them was Laura Wolvaardt from South Africa, who remained unsold but got an opportunity to participate as Gujarat Giants recruited her to replace the injured Beth Mooney.
Although Wolvaardt only scored one run in her first match, she proved her worth in the following games and made the other franchises regret not signing her. She scored 57 runs against Delhi Capitals and then went on to hit a second consecutive fifty against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Wolvaardt’s outstanding performance included smashing 68 runs from 42 balls, with nine boundaries and two sixes. Her consecutive fifties after going unsold at the auction caught the attention of Twiterratis, who praised her for her remarkable batting skills.