New Delhi: The first Women’s Premier League (WPL) player auction ended on Monday, (February 13) with 87 players garnering agreements, including 30 international cricketers. The five franchisees — Mumbai Indians (MI), Delhi Capitals (DC), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Gujarat Giants (GG), and UP Warrioz (UPW) — invested a total of Rs 59.5 crore. Each team was given a budget of Rs 12 crore.
Here’s the amount spent and the number of players bought in each franchise:
DC: 18 players for Rs 11.65 crore
RCB: 18 players for Rs 11.90 crore
MI: 17 players for Rs 12 crore
UPW: 16 players for Rs 12 crore
GG: 18 players for Rs 11.95 crore
Following are how the franchises line up ahead of the WPL 2023 debut season, which will begin on March 4 and continue till March 26:
Delhi Capitals: Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Meg Lanning, Radha Yadav, Marizanne Kapp, Shikha Pandey, Titas Sadhu, Tara Norris, Alice Capsey, Laura Harris, Minnu Mani, Jasia Akhtar, Poonam Yadav, Jess Jonassen, Taniya Bhatia, Sneha Deepthi, Aparna Mondal, Arundhati Reddy.
Gujarat Giants: Ashleigh Gardner, Sophia Dunkley, Beth Mooney, Harleen Deol, Annabel Sutherland, Deandra Dottin, S Meghana, Shabman Shakil, Sneh Rana, Mansi Joshi, Georgia Wareham, Dayalan Hemalatha, Tanuja Kanwer, Monica Patel, Hurley Gala, Sushma Verma, Parunika Sisodia, Ashwani Kumari.
Mumbai Indians: Harmanpreet Kaur, Amelia Kerr, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Yastika Bhatia, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Heather Graham, Dhara Gujjar, Amanjot Kaur, Hayley Matthews, Saika Ishaque, Priyanka Bala, Humairaa Kaazi, Chloe Tryon, Jintamani Kalita, Sonam Yadav, Neelam Bisht.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Smriti Mandhana, Ellyse Perry, Renuka Singh, Sophie Devine, Indrani Roy, Disha Kasat, Richa Ghosh, Shreyanka Patil, Asha Shobhana, Kanika Ahuja, Dane van Niekerk, Erin Burns, Heather Knight, Preeti Bose, Komal Zanzad, Poonam Khemnar, Sahana Pawar, Megan Schutt.
UP Warriorz: Sophie Ecclestone, Tahlia McGrath, Deepti Sharma, Alyssa Healy, Shabnim Ismail, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Anjali Sarvani, Shweta Sehrawat, Parshavi Chopra, Kiran Navgire, S Yashasri, Grace Harris, Lauren Bell, Devika Vaidya, Simran Shaikh, Laxmi Yadav.