New Delhi. The auction of the first season of Women’s IPL (WPL auction 2023) is over. A total of 448 players got a place in the list. 5 teams gave place to 87 players in their respective teams. This includes 30 foreigners. Rs 59.5 crore was spent on these. Delhi, Gujarat and RCB bought maximum 18-18 players. UP included 16 players and Mumbai included 17 players. India’s aggressive batter Smriti Mandhana was the most expensive player of the league. He was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 3.40 crore. 3 players got more than Rs 3 crore. Australia all-rounder Ashley Gardner was bought by Gujarat Giants for Rs 3.20 crore and England all-rounder Natalia Seaver was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.20 crore. At the same time, Mumbai included Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur in their team for Rs 1.80 crore. T20 league matches will be played from March 4 to 26.
3 teams of IPL will also be seen in women’s IPL. This includes Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Gujarat Giants is the most expensive women’s team in the history of the league. Adani Group has bought it for Rs 1289 crore. On the other hand, Mumbai bought the team for 913 crores, RCB 910 crores, Delhi 810 crores while Kapri Global bought the team for UP Warriors for Rs 757 crores.
All 5 teams are as follows
Delhi Capitals: Jemima Rodriguez, Shefali Verma, Marijana Kapp, Meg Lanning, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Titas Sadhu, Ellyse Capsey, Tara Norris, Laura Harris, Jessia Akhtar, Meenu Mani, Tania Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Jess Jonasson, Sneha Deepti, Arundhati Reddy Aparna Mandal.
Gujarat Giants: Ashley Gardner, Beth Mooney, Sneh Rana, Annabel Sutherland, Deandra Dottin, Sophia Dunkley, Harleen Deol, S Meghana, Georgia Wareham, Manasi Joshi, D Hemlata, Monika Patel, Tanuja Kanwar, Sushma Verma, Hurley Gala, Ashwini Kumari, Parunika Sisodia , Shabnam Shakeel.
Mumbai Indians: Natalia Sewer, Pooja Vastrakar, Harmanpreet Kaur, Yastik Bhatia, Amelia Kerr, Heather Graham, Isabelle Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishika, Hayley Mathews, C Trian, Humaira Qazi, Priyanka Bala, Sonam Yadav, Jintimani Kalita, Neelam Bisht .
WPL Auction: Captain Harmanpreet Kaur got 1.80 crores, lagged behind 9 players, 3 got more than 3 crores
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Smriti Mandhana, Richa Ghosh, Ellyse Perry, Renuka Singh, Sophie Devine, Erin Burns, Disha Kasat, Indrani Roy, Shreyanka Patil, Kanika Ahuja, Asha Shobhana, Heather Knight, Dane Van Niekerk, Preeti Bose, Poonam Khemnar, Komal Jhanjhar, Megan Shut up, Sahana Pawar.
UP Warriors: Deepti Sharma, Sophie Eccleston, Tahila McGrath, Shabnim Ismail, Alyssa Healy, Anjali Sarwani, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Pooja Sehrawat, Parsvi Chopra, S Yasari, Kiran Navgire, Grace Harris, Devika Vaidya, Lauren Bell, Laxmi Yadav, Simran Sheikh.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 13, 2023, 20:44 IST