Issy Wong grew up watching Mumbai Indians. Now she is one of them as the first ever Womenโ€™s Premier League gets underway in India today.

The 20-year-old will team up with England legend and now Head Coach Charlotte Edwards in Mumbai for the four-week tournament which will see the worldโ€™s best players compete.

 “It’ll be such a good experience,” Wong said speaking to ESPN Cricinfo. “Look at the overseas players we’ve got. Nat Sciver-Brunt, one of the best all-rounders in the world, and Amelia Kerr, one of the best leg spinners.

โ€œChloe Tryon and Hayley Matthews, two of the most powerful batters. Then Harmanpreet Kaur, India’s Captain and Pooja Vastrakar, one of their frontline bowlers.

“These guys have played much more franchise and international cricket than me. It’ll be really good to soak in as much as I can off them. They’ve done more good things than me. They’ve made more mistakes than me and they’ve learned from them.”

The first match will see Gujarat Giants take on Mumbai, and Wong is pinching herself at the opportunity to play in the women’s equivalent of the competition she watched throughout her childhood.

“I used to run home from school to watch it. I’d sit down with a snack and watch whichever game was on. Danny Morrison was my favourite commentator. He epitomised what it was about: getting people excited about cricket.”

Wong and other international stars at the WPL will be at Edgbaston this July for the Womenโ€™s Ashes IT20 fixture on Saturday 1 July.

Over 14,000 tickets have already been sold and Early Bird tickets from only ยฃ15 are still available, but hurry as prices will rise from 10 March.

Over 13,000 sold for Women’s IT20 vs Pakistan

Pakistan Women will be in Birmingham on Saturday 11 May 2024 and over 13,000 tickets have already been sold.

With the Men’s IT20 already sold out, this is your last chance to see Pakistan at Edgbaston next summer and tickets are available from only ยฃ17, with under 16s ยฃ5.