Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, was acquired by Mumbai Indians, and England international Nat Sciver cost a record sum to purchase in the WPL 2023 Auction. While Ashleigh Gardner of Australia received a salary of Rs 3.2 crore, Sciver received Rs 1.8 crore, making her the joint highest-paid foreign player with Harmanpreet. Along with Harmanpreet, Pooja Vastrakar and Yastika Bhatia, two other international players from India, attracted high prices.
Mumbai Indians Complete Squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (INR 1.8 crore), Nat Sciver (INR 3.2 crore), Amelia Kerr (INR 1 crore), Pooja Vastrakar (INR 1.9 crore), Yastika Bhatia (INR 1.5 crore), Heather Graham (INR 30 lakh), Isabelle Wong (INR 30 lakh), Amanjot Kaur (INR 50 lakh), Dhara Gujar (INR 10 lakh), Saika Ishaque (INR 10 lakh), Chloe Tryon (INR 30 lakh), Humaira Kazi (INR 10 lakh), Priyanaka Bala (INR 20 lakh), Sonam Yadav (INR 10 lakh), Neelam Bisht (INR 10 lakh), Jitumoni Kalita (INR 10 lakh).
WPL 2023 Auction: Royal Challengers Bangalore
At the conclusion of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) auction on Monday, Royal Challengers Bangalore had a roster full of A-list athletes, with India opener Smriti Mandhana earning the highest salary of Rs 3.4 crore. Renuka Singh and Richa Ghosh, two talented members of Team India, were also on the team. Sophie Devine and Ellyse Perry rounded out the group’s international talent. In addition to the young players available, the RCB franchise made two wise decisions by signing Heather Knight and Dane van Niekerk for their respective base salaries.
RCB Complete Squad: Smriti Mandhana (INR 3.4 crore), Sophie Devine (INR 50 lakh), Ellyse Perry (INR 1.7 crore), Renuka Singh (INR 1.5 crore), Richa Ghosh (INR 1.9 crore), Erin Burns (INR 30 lakh), Disha Kasat (INR 10 lakh), Indrani Roy (INR 10 lakh), Shreyanka Patil (INR 10 lakh), Kanika Ahuja (35 lakh), Asha Shobana (INR 10 lakh), Heather Knight (INR 40 lakh), Dane van Niekerk (INR 30 lakh), Preeti Bose (INR 30 lakh), Poonam Khemnar (INR 10 lakh), Komal Zanzad (INR 25 lakh), Megan Schutt (INR 40 lakh), Sahana Pawar (INR 10 lakh).
At the first-ever player auction, which was held on February 13 in Mumbai, all five cricket franchises finalised their teams as the Women’s Premier League prepared for a spectacular debut. Adani Sportsline’s Gujarat Giants have a talented roster that includes players like Ashleigh Gardner ($3.2 million), Beth Mooney ($2 million), Harleen Deol ($40 million), and Sneh Rana (75 Lakh). The Gujarat Giants opened their account with the selection of Australian all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner for INR 3.2 crore, the joint second highest at the Auction, following a competitive bidding war. The three-time World Champion, one of Australia’s pillars of strength, started the 2023 T20 World Cup with a 5/12 performance against New Zealand.
Gujarat Giants Squad: Ashleigh Gardner (3.2 Cr), Beth Mooney (2 Cr), Sophia Dunkley (60 Lakhs), Annabel Sutherland (70 Lakhs), Harleen Deol (40 Lakhs), Deandra Dottin (60 Lakhs), Sneh Rana (75 Lakh), S Meghana (30 Lakhs), Georgia Wareham (75 Lakhs), Mansi Joshi (30 Lakhs), Dayalan Hemalatha (30 lakhs), Monica Patel (30 lakhs), Tanuja Kanwer (50 lakhs), Sushma Verma (60 Lakhs), Hurley Gala (10 Lakhs), Ashwani Kumari (35 Lakhs), Parunika Sisodia (10 Lakhs), Shabnam Shakil (10 Lakhs).
WPL 2023 Auction: UP Warriorz
At the first Women’s Premier League (WPL) auction, UP Warriorz put on a balanced performance, with India all-rounder Deepti Sharma being the most expensive purchase at Rs 2.6 crore. She was accompanied by Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Devika Vaidya on the team, which appeared to be made up of both young and seasoned athletes. On the international front, the franchise purchased the talented duo of Alyssa Healy and Sophie Ecclestone for less than Rs 2 crore, while Tahlia McGrath, an incredibly gifted all-rounder, ended up being one of the most alluring purchases in the entire auction.
UP Warriorz Complete Squad: Sophie Ecclestone (1.8 crores), Deepti Sharma (2.6 crores), Tahlia McGrath (1.4 crores), Shabnim Ismail (1 crore), Alyssa Healy (70 lakh), Anjali Sarvani (55 lacks), Rajeshwari Gayakwad (40 lakh), Parshavi Chopra (10 lakh), Shweta Sehrwat (40 lacks), S Yashasri (10 lakh), Kiran Navgire (30 lakh), Grace Harris (75 lakh), Devika Vaidya (1.4 crores), Lauren Bell (30 lakh), Laxmi Yadav (10 lakh), Simran Shaikh (10 lahks). Read More: Jemimah Rodrigues ensures a positive beginning to India’s campaign with a scintillating win against Pakistan
At the first WPL Auction 2023, held on Monday, February 13 in Mumbai, the Delhi Capitals (DC) put together an 18-person roster. The franchise initially displayed a lot of passivity and restraint during the marquee list but gradually picked up some elite players as the auction went on. Their first addition was Jemimah Rodrigues, a talented Indian batter who recently hit the game-winning run for her nation in their victory over Pakistan at the T20 World Cup 2023 in South Africa. She was hired for a sum of Rs. 2.2 crore. Meg Lanning, an Australian captain, and Shefali Varma, a tremendously talented young player, were important signings that the team made to signal its intentions.
Players bought by Delhi Capitals: Jmimah Rodrigues (₹2.2 crore), Meg Lanning (₹1.1 crore), Shafali Varma (₹2 crore), Radha Yadav (₹40 lakh), Shikha Pandey (₹60 lakh), Marizanne Kapp (₹1.50 crore), Titas Sadu (₹25 lakh), Alice Capsey (₹75 lakhs), Tara Norris (₹10 lakhs), Laura Harris (₹45 lakh), Minnu Mani (₹30 lakh), Tania Bhatia (₹30 lakh), Poonam Yadav (₹30 lakh), Jess Jonassen (₹50 lakh), Sneha Deepthi (₹30 lakh), Arundathi Reddy (₹30 lakh), Aparna Mondal (₹10 lakh), Jasia Akhtar (₹20 lakh).
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