The auction for the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) period saw India batter Smriti Mandhana getting the headings.
The left-handed opener, that is preferred for her trendy stroke play, was trapped by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for 3.40 crore. Her auction caused a bidding process battle in between Mumbai Indians (MI) as well as RCB. Listed under the base cost of 50 lakh, Mumbai as well as Bangalore tussled till her worth climbed to 3 crore prior to points dried out down a little bit. Two extra bidding rounds prior to salesclerk Mallika Sagar ultimately shut it, with RCB leading at 3.40 crore.
Team India captain Harmanpreet Kaur, the 2nd gamer in the marquee collection 1, was acquired by Nita Ambani- had MI for 1.8 crore. Australia all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner additionally caused a bidding process battle as well as was sold to Gujarat Giants for 3.2 crore, making her the 2nd-most expensive gamer of the 2023 WPL period.
Top- order batter Jemimah Rodrigues, that took India over the goal in the recently-concluded T20 World Cup suit versus Pakistan, was chosen by Delhi Capitals for 2.20 crore.
Meanwhile, the England duo of Nat Sciver-Brunt as well as Sophie Ecclestone mosted likely to MI as well as UP Warriorz for 3.2 cr as well as 1.8 cr, specifically.
Most expensive players at WPL Auction 2023:
- Smriti Mandhana (Royal Challengers Bangalore): Rs 3.4 cr
- Ashleigh Gardner (Gujarat Giants): Rs 3.2 cr
- Nat Sciver-Brunt (Mumbai Indians): Rs 3.2 cr
- Deepti Sharma (UP Warriorz): Rs 2.6 cr
- Jemimah Rodrigues (Delhi Capitals): Rs 2.2 cr
- Beth Mooney (Gujarat Giants): Rs 2 cr
- Shafali Verma (Delhi Capitals): Rs 2 cr
- Pooja Vastrakar (Mumbai Indians): Rs 1.9 cr
- Richa Ghosh (Royal Challengers Bangalore): Rs 1.9 cr
- Harmanpreet Kaur (Mumbai Indians): Rs 1.8 cr
- Sophie Ecclestone (UP Warriorz): Rs 1.8 cr
The WPL 2023 is arranged to occur in Mumbai from March 4 to 26. An overall of 22 suits will certainly be played at both locations– Brabourne Stadium as well as D.Y. Patil Stadium.
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LABELS: Ashleigh Gardner, Australia, Harmanpreet Kaur, India, Smriti Mandhana, Women’s Premier League, WPL 2023, WPL Auction 2023
GROUP: Women Cricket, Women’s Premier League
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