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A Comprehensive Breakdown of All 5 WPL 2023 Franchises: Unveiling the Top Squads

The Women’s Premier League WPL 2023 auction was held on February 13, in Mumbai, with five franchises – Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Giants, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and UP Warriorz – in attendance. 449 players were up for grabs, with each team having a budget of INR 12 crore and a maximum of 90 slots available in the auction.

The WPL 2023 auction saw some historic moments, including Smriti Mandhana becoming the first player ever to be auctioned in the WPL’s history. She was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 3.4 crore.

Here’s a detailed breakdown of the full squad of five franchises in WPL 2023:

Delhi Capitals:

  1. Jemimah Rodrigues (2.2 crore)
  2. Meg Lanning (1.1 crore)
  3. Shafali Verma (2 crore)
  4. Radha Yadav (40 lakh)
  5. Shikha Pandey (60 lakh)
  6. Marizanne Kapp (1.5 crore)
  7. Titas Sadhu (25 lakh)
  8. Alice Capsey (75 lakh)
  9. Tara Norris (10 lakh)
  10. Laura Harris (45 lakh)
  11. Jasia Akhter (20 lakh)
  12. Minnu Mani (20 lakh)
  13. Taniya Bhatia (30 lakh)
  14. Poonam Yadav (30 lakh)
  15. Jess Jonassen (50 lakh)
  16. Sneha Deepthi (30 lakh)
  17. Arundhati Reddy (30 lakh)
  18. Aparna Mandal (10 lakh)

Mumbai Indians:

  1. Harmanpreet Kaur (1.8 crore)
  2. Nat Sciver (3.2 crore)
  3. Amelia Kerr (1 crore)
  4. Pooja Vastrakar (1.9 crore)
  5. Yastika Bhatia (1.5 crore)
  6. Heather Graham (30 lakh)
  7. Isabelle Wong (30 lakh)
  8. Amanjot Kaur (50 lakh)
  9. Dhara Gujjar (10 lakh)
  10. Saika Ishaque (10 lakh)
  11. Hayley Mathews (40 lakh)
  12. Chloe Tryon (30 lakh)
  13. Humairaa Kaazi (10 lakh)
  14. Priyanka Bala (20 lakh)
  15. Sonam Yadav (10 lakh)
  16. Jintimani Kalita (10 lakh)
  17. Neelam Bisht (10 lakh)

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  1. Smriti Mandhana (3.4 crore)
  2. Sophie Devine (50 lakh)
  3. Ellyse Perry (1.7 crore)
  4. Renuka Singh Thakur (1.5 crore)
  5. Richa Ghosh (1.9 crore)
  6. Erin Burns (30 lakh)
  7. Disha Kasat (10 lakh)
  8. Indrani Roy (10 lakh)
  9. Shreyanka Patil (10 lakh)
  10. Kanika Ahuja (35 lakh)
  11. Asha Shobana (10 lakh)
    • Heather Knight (40 lakh)
  12. Dane van Niekerk (30 lakh)
  13. Preeti Bose (30 lakh)

Gujarat Giants:

  1. Meg Lanning (3 crore)
  2. Alyssa Healy (2.5 crore)
  3. Elysse Perry (2.7 crore)
  4. Radha Yadav (50 lakh)
  5. Rajeshwari Gayakwad (40 lakh)
  6. Pooja Vastrakar (1.5 crore)
  7. Jemimah Rodrigues (50 lakh)
  8. Deandra Dottin (30 lakh)
  9. Shafali Verma (1.8 crore)
  10. Ayushi Soni (10 lakh)
  11. Meghna Singh (10 lakh)
  12. Shefali Verma (10 lakh)
  13. Nuzhat Parween (10 lakh)
  14. Tanushree Sarkar (10 lakh)
  15. Ravi Kalpana (10 lakh)
  16. Simran Bahadur (10 lakh)

UP Warriorz:

  1. Smriti Mandhana (2.6 crore)
  2. Harmanpreet Kaur (2.5 crore)
  3. Sophie Devine (1.8 crore)
  4. Amelia Kerr (1.5 crore)
  5. Nat Sciver (50 lakh)
  6. Shafali Verma (1.5 crore)
  7. Anuja Patil (1 crore)
  8. Tanya Bhatia (30 lakh)
  9. Saima Thakor (20 lakh)
  10. Sarika Khatri (10 lakh)
  11. Aditi Sharma (10 lakh)
  12. Anjum Chopra (10 lakh)
  13. Mansi Joshi (10 lakh)
  14. Monika Kumari (10 lakh)
  15. Ishani Sharma (10 lakh)

The Gujarat Giants had a strong lineup, with some of the biggest names in women’s cricket being part of their squad. Meg Lanning was the most expensive player in the franchises, going for INR 3 crore, while Alyssa Healy and Elysse Perry were also part of the squad, going for INR 2.5 crore and INR 2.7 crore respectively. Other notable players in the franchise include Radha Yadav, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Shafali Verma.

Meanwhile, the UP Warriorz had a balanced squad, with a mix of established stars and up-and-coming talent. Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur were two of the biggest names in the franchise, going for INR 2.6 crore and INR 2.5 crore respectively. Sophie Devine and Amelia Kerr were also part of the franchise, going for INR 1.8 crore and INR 1.5 crore respectively. Other notable players in the squad include Nat Sciver, Anuja Patil, and Tanya Bhatia.

Similarly, Mumbai Indians had a strong batting lineup, with some of the best batswomen in the world being part of their squad. The franchise went all out to get Deandra Dottin, who was one of the most expensive players in the auction, going for INR 3.2 crore. Other notable players in the franchise include Jemimah Rodrigues, who went for INR 1.8 crore, and Elysse Perry, who went for INR 2.6 crore.

The Delhi Capitals had a well-rounded squad, with a mix of experienced players and young talent. Alyssa Healy was one of the biggest names in the franchise, going for INR 2.8 crore. Other notable players in the franchise include Radha Yadav, who went for INR 1.2 crore, and Shafali Verma, who went for INR 1.5 crore. The franchise also made some smart buys with the likes of Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Pooja Vastrakar going for INR 70 lakh and INR 80 lakh respectively.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore had a strong batting lineup, with some of the best batswomen in the world being part of their squad. Meg Lanning was one of the biggest names in the franchise, going for INR 3.1 crore. Other notable players in the franchise include Elysse Perry, who went for INR 2.7 crore, and Alyssa Healy, who went for INR 2.5 crore. The franchise also made some smart buys with the likes of Deandra Dottin and Jemimah Rodrigues going for INR 2.8 crore and INR 1.5 crore respectively.

With the WPL 2023 auction now over, all five franchises have their full squads and are geared up for the upcoming season. Fans can expect an exciting and action-packed tournament, as these franchises battle it out for the WPL 2023 trophy!

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