Mumbai spent big money on Indian players.
Mumbai also made Yastika Bhatia a millionaire.
Mumbai. Money rained heavily on Monday in the Women’s Premier League, which started on the lines of IPL. Royal Challengers Bangalore included Smriti Mandhana in their team by placing the biggest bid. Mumbai Indians added England all-rounder Natalie Shiver to their team by making the second highest bid of the WPL auction. Mumbai Indians also managed to include players like Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar in their team. In this way, Mumbai Indians have prepared a strong team of 17 players in the Women’s Premier League.
Mumbai Indians have showered crores of rupees on Team India captain Harmanpreet Kaur. He has included Harmanpreet Kaur in his team for Rs 1.80 crore. However, the most expensive player of the team was Natalie Shiver. Mumbai bid Rs 3.20 crore on Natalie. The second most expensive player of the team is Pooja Vastrakar of Madhya Pradesh. Mumbai Indians have included Pooja in their team by giving Rs 1.90 crore. In this way Pooja Vastrakar has become a more expensive player than her national team captain Harman.
Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani was also present in the WPL auction.
The Women’s Premier League auction took place at the Jio World Convention Center in Mumbai. Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani was present on behalf of Mumbai Indians. Team head coach Charlotte Edwards and team mentor and bowling coach Jhulan Goswami also participated in the auction.
The strategy of Mumbai Indians was clearly visible in the WTA auction. He put one crore or more on 5 international players. The remaining 12 players of the team have been included in the team by giving an amount of less than one crore. The team includes 11 Indian and 6 foreign players.
Mumbai Indians: Natalie Shiver (3.2 cr), Pooja Vastrakar (1.9 cr), Harmanpreet Kaur (1.8 cr), Yastika Bhatia (1.5 cr), Amelia Kerr (1 cr), Amanjot Kaur (50 lacs), Hayley Mathews (40 lacs), Heather Graham (30 Lakh), Isabel Wong (30 Lakh), Shaol Trian (30 Lakh), Priyanka Bala (20 Lakh), Dhara Gurjar (10 Lakh), Saika Ishaq (10 Lakh), Humaira Qazi (10 Lakh), Sonam Yadav (10 Lakh), Jintamani Kalita (10 lakhs), Neelam Bisht (10 lakhs).
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 13, 2023, 21:23 IST