The Women’s Premier League (WPL) is an upcoming T20 that has been generating a lot of buzz in the cricketing world. The inaugural edition of the tournament is set to take place in Mumbai, with five franchises competing for the championship.
The auction for the tournament was held on February 13th, and star Indian opener Smriti Mandhana emerged as the most expensive player, going for a whopping INR 3.4 crore to the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
A total of 22 matches will be played across two stadiums, the Brabourne Stadium and the DY Patil Stadium, from March 4th to March 26th.
- Adani Sportsline Pvt Ltd – Ahmedabad – 1289 Cr
- Indiawin Sports Pvt Ltd – Mumbai – 912.99 Cr
- Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd – Bengaluru – 901 Cr
- JSW GMR Cricket Pvt Ltd – Delhi – 810 Cr
- Capri Global Holdings Pvt Ltd – Lucknow – 757 Cr
The broadcast rights for the tournament were sold to Viacom 18 for a whopping INR 951 crore, ensuring that the world’s richest cricket board will earn INR 7 crore per match of the Women’s Premier League.
Mumbai Indians WPL 2023 Squad :
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Hayley Matthews, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Heather Graham, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Priyanka Bala, Neelam Bisht, Issy Wong, Dhara Gujjar, Jintimani Kalita, Chloe Tryon, Saika Ishaque, Sonam Yadav
Gujarat Giants WPL 2023 Squad:
Beth Mooney (wk/c), Sabbhineni Meghana, Harleen Deol, Sophia Dunkley, Sushma Verma, Kim Garth, Ashleigh Gardner, Ashwani Kumari, Dayalan Hemalatha, Sneh Rana, Mansi Joshi, Tanuja Kanwar, Monica Patel, Parunika Sisodia, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Hurley Gala, Shabnam Md Shakil
Royal Challengers Bangalore WPL 2023 Squad:
Smriti Mandhana, Richa Ghosh (wk), Ellyse Perry, Renuka Singh, Sophie Devine, Heather Knight, Sahana Pawar, Shreyanka Patil, Dane Van Niekerk, Erin Burns, Megan Schutt, Kanika Ahuja, Preeti Bose, Komal Zanzad, Asha Shobana, Disha Kasat, Indrani Roy, Poonam Khemnar
Delhi Capitals WPL 2023 Squad:
Meg Lanning (c), Jemimah Rodrigues (vc), Shafali Verma, Poonam Yadav, Jes Jonassen, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Marizanne Kapp, Titas Sadhu, Alice Capsey, Laura Harris, Jasia Akhter, Minnu Mani, Tara Norris, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Sneha Deepthi, Aparna Mondal, Arundhati Reddy
UP Warriorz WPL 2023 Squad:
Deepti Sharma (vc), Sophie Ecclestone, Alyssa Healy (wk/c), Devika Vaidya, Tahlia Mcgrath, Shabnim Ismail, Parshavi Chopra, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navgire, Lauren Bell, Laxmi Yadav, S. Yashasri, Simran Shaikh, Grace Harris, Anjali Sarvani.