The tournament might be short, and there might be only five teams but the WPL has grabbed the hearts and attention of millions of cricket fans over the last fortnight.

The money is huge, Ash Gardner now seems to be the highest-paid female athlete in the world, possibly on Sam Kerr beats her. While it's easy to focus on the money it's been the cricket that's been great.

It took India almost a decade after the WBBL launch to create a proper tournament of their own but when they did we all knew it was going to be a massive one. The broadcast has been excellent, the same quality as the men's tournament and crowds have had the grounds consistently full.

Perhaps consistency is the only criticism of the tournament though with Mumbai and Delhi sitting at the top of the table while Ellyse Perry's RCB is yet to record a win at the time of writing and recording of The Top Edge Podcast.

On this week's episode but Callum and Rory discussed just how good the Australian women have been, the big performers and who needs to improve. Despite the big money Ash Gardner is averaging just 11 with the bat, but that doesn't mean her experienced teammates aren't doing well.

The top three run scorers in the tournament are Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy. How often have we read that in the Big Bash or at World Cups. Well, now it's continued at the WPL.

Alyssa Healy has the highest score in the tournament with 96*. She leads the UP Warriorz to a big win over RCB after Elysse Perry also put together a half-century. Amazingly the score of 96 came when the Warriorz were chasing just 139 for the win, that's 69% of the runs.

Lanning has been the most consistent of the three though with two half-centuries giving her 221 runs from five matches in total. The long break the Aussie captain had over the summer has paid off.

Talia McGrath is also one to point out with the bat having hit 140 runs from three innings at an average of 70 and amazingly a strike rate of 160. With the ball, the best Aussie has been Kim Garth with five wickets. She took those five in her first match but since then has been rather expensive going at more than nine per over overall.

The WPL still has 9 matches to go at the time of writing before the finals. Make sure to tune into the Top Edge Podcast to listen or watch all the chat about the WPL, and everything cricket from this week.

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