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WPL 2024: List of Withdrawn Players and Their Replacements in Women’s Premier League 2024

The TATA WPL 2024 is organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) featuring five teams. Mumbai Indians are the defending Champions and this year’s Finals will be held on 17 March 2024 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.

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WPL, Image Credits- X (Twitter)

The Women’s Premier League (WPL) is scheduled to begin at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday, February 23. Here is a list of the players who have withdrawn their names from WPL Season 2 and their replacements.

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List of Withdrawn Players and Their Replacements in Women’s Premier League 2024

England’s Lauren Bell from UP Warriorz was replaced by unsold prospect in the WPL 2024 Auction, Chamari Athapaththu. Lauren Bell chose to withdraw in order to play the upcoming tour of New Zealand, slated to begin on March 19.

Heather Knight from RCB will also miss the season due to the same reason and she will be replaced by South Africa’s Nadine de Klerk.

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Women’s Premier League, Image Credits- Wikipedia

Other prominent absentees are Australian bowling-all-arounder Kim Garth and former West Indian all-arounder Deandra Dottin of Gujarat Giants who’ve also pulled out following the previous season.

Kanika Ahuja, spin-bowling all-rounder pulled out too because of an injury along with Kashvee Gautam. An uncapped all-rounder, Sayali Satghare has taken Gautam’s place. Meanwhile Ahuja was replaced by Shradda Pokharkar.

NameTeamReason for WithdrawalReplacement
Lauren BellUP WarriorzInternational dutyChamari Athapththu
Heather KnightRoyal Challengers BangaloreInternational dutyNadine de Klerk
Lauren CheatleGujarat GiantsInjuryLea Tahuhu
Kashvee GautamGujarat GiantsInjurySayali Sathgare
Kanika AhujaRoyal Challengers BangaloreInjuryShraddha Pokarkar

The TATA WPL consists of five teams-

  1. Defending Champions Mumbai Indians (MI) Captained by Indian International Harmanpreet Kaur
  2. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Captained by Indian International Smriti Mandhana
  3. Gujarat Giants(GG) Captained by Australian International Beth Mooney
  4. Delhi Capitals (DC) Captained by Australian International Meg Lanning
  5. UP Warriorz Captained by Australian International Alyssa Healy

The TATA WPL involves all the five teams playing each other twice in a home-and-away, double round-robin format. The top three teams qualify qualify for the playoffs after the double round-robin league based on aggregate points.

For the final match, the team with the highest points will automatically qualify. In the “Eliminator”, the second and third-placed teams teams compete with each other and the winner of this match will move on to the final match.

All the matches will be played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru and Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in New Delhi, with the latter to host the knockout stages.

Complete Players List for All the Teams in TATA WPL

The Women’s Premier League (WPL) was inaugurated in 2023 with five teams. Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals in the finals to win the first ever WPL trophy. The primary objective of WPL is to provide a platform for domestic players in which they can showcase, develop their talent and skills to achieve success.

The WPL is also an effort to make Women’s cricket more popular in India by BCCI. Free tickets to the WPL matches were given to all women to ensure their participation in the first season. The Brabourne Stadium and DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai were the chosen venues for the matches and had a prize money of Rs. 10 Crores.

Here’s the List of All the Players for Delhi Capitals

  1. Alice Capsey
  2. Annabel Sutherland
  3. Arundhati Reddy
  4. Jemimah Rodrigues
  5. Jess Jonassen
  6. Laura Harris
  7. Shafali Verma
  8. Radha Yadav
  9. Shikha Pandey
  10. Marizanne Kapp
  11. Sneha Deepthi
  12. Poonam Yadav
  13. Meg Lanning (c)
  14. Minnu Mani
  15. Taniya Bhatia (wk)
  16. Titas Sadhu
  17. Aparna Mondal
  18. Ashwani Kumari

Here’s the List of All the Players for Gujarat Giants

  1. Beth Mooney (wk) (c)
  2. Ashleigh Gardner
  3. Harleen Deol
  4. Dayalan Hemalatha
  5. Laura Wolvaardt
  6. Sneh Rana
  7. Tanuja Kanwar
  8. Shabnam Shakil
  9. Meghna Singh
  10. Phoebe Litchfield
  11. Trisha Poojitha
  12. Kashvee Gautam
  13. Priya Mishra
  14. Kathryn Bryce
  15. Mannat Kashyap
  16. Veda Krishnamurthy
  17. Tarannum Pathan
  18. Lea Tahuhu

Here’s the List of All the Players for Mumbai Indians

  1. Harmanpreet Kaur (c)
  2. Amelia Kerr
  3. Pooja Vastrakar
  4. Yastika Bhatia
  5. Amanjot Kaur
  6. Saika Ishaque
  7. Hayley Matthews
  8. Chloe Tryon
  9. Humaira Kazi
  10. Issy Wong
  11. Nat Sciver-Brunt
  12. Jintimani Kalita
  13. Priyanka Bala
  14. Shabnim Ismail
  15. Sajeevan Sajana
  16. Amandeep Kaur
  17. Fatima Zafar
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Smriti Mandhana, Image Credits- X (Twitter)

Here’s the List of All the Players for Royal Challengers Bangalore

  1. Smriti Mandhana (c)
  2. Georgia Wareham
  3. Sophie Devine
  4. Ellyse Perry
  5. Renuka Singh
  6. Richa Ghosh (wk)
  7. Indrani Roy
  8. Shreyanka Patil
  9. Kanika Ahuja
  10. Nadine de Klerk
  11. Ekta Bisht
  12. Kate Cross
  13. Shubha Satheesh
  14. Sabbhineni Meghana
  15. Simran Bahadur
  16. Sophie Molineux

Here’s the List of All The Players for UP Warriorz

  1. Alyssa Healy (wk) (c)
  2. Chamari Athapaththu
  3. Sophie Ecclestone
  4. Deepti Sharma
  5. Tahlia McGrath
  6. Anjali Sarvani
  7. Rajeshwari Gayakwad
  8. Parshavi Chopra
  9. Shweta Sehrawat
  10. Soppadhandi Yashasri
  11. Kiran Navgire
  12. Grace Harris
  13. Laxmi Yadav
  14. Vrinda Dinesh
  15. Danni Wyatt
  16. Poonam Khemnar
  17. Saima Thakor
  18. Gouher Sultana

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