WPL Auction 2023 – Who will be the costliest player and many queries solved about Indian Women’s Premier League

What to do in WPL Auction (Schedule & Location), Base price, Sort of money being spent, Youngest and Oldest players and many more about women’s premier league.

“Women’s Premier League which is a new league started by BCCI to promote women’s cricket and whose television rights have been sold in the beginning of January and 5 teams have found their owners, auction of players now Next The most important step is going to happen.
1525 women cricketers from all over the world had registered to be a part of this women’s premier league out of which 409 players will be part of the auction. The auction is going to start on 13 February.”
Let’s talk about some things you should know before auction

Women’s Premier League auction and schedule, when and where?

The auction will commence on February 13 (Monday) at 2:00 PM. The “Jio World Convention Centre” located in Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai has been selected for this auction.
A total of 22 matches will be played in this tournament which will run from March 4 to March 26 and all the matches will be played at DY Patil Stadium and Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

How many players will be bought and sold in Women’s Premier League auction?

There are total smarts of 90 players in this auction, according to which 15 players to 18 players can be auctioned for each team. Each team will have a maximum of 6 overseas players, so a maximum of 30 non-Indian players can be part of the auction in this auction.

Will associate players get bought or not?

It is completely up to the team owner whether he wants to choose an associate player or not. It is not mandatory to choose associate players but choosing them can be a beneficial option for them.

Teams can field up to four overseas players in their playing XI as seen in men’s IPL games and also have the option of including five overseas players, provided the player is from an associate country.

How much money will be spent on the players?

in the Women’s Premier League auction, permission has been granted to spend β‚Ή12 (US$1.46 million) for each franchise auction in the inaugural season of the Women’s IPL. 30 lakh (US$36,000), 40 lakh (US$58,000) and 50 lakh (US$60,000) as options for the base price for international players while the base price for uncapped players is 10 lakh (US$12,000) and 20 lakh. (24000 US dollars) was given in Indian currency.

Who are 409 players participating in the Women’s Premier League auction?

A total of 409 players have been selected in the auction, of which 246 are recruits and 163 are foreign players, including 8 players from the associate team. There are 202 capped and 199 uncapped players, 8 associate players are not part of the lists.
Among these players, 28 are from Australia, 27 from England, 19 from West Indies, 17 from New Zealand, 15 from South Africa, 11 from Sri Lanka, 9 from Bangladesh and six from Ireland are part of this auction. Apart from these, 11 players from UAE, United States, Hong Kong, Netherlands and Thailand will participate in this auction.

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Who are the top players with highest base price?

According to base price out of 24 players, the 10 Indian players who have the highest base price in the Women’s Premier League are as follows –
The Indian players are Captain Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Renuka Singh, Zamina Rodrigues, Shefali Verma, Pooja Vastrakar, Richa Ghosh, Sneh Rana and Meghna Singh.

Overseas players include Meg Lanning, Alyssa Healy, Ashley Gardner, Jes Jonesen, Ellyse Parry and Darcy Brown from Australia, Sophie Ecclestone, Danny Watt, Nat sciver brunt and Katherine sciver brunt from England; Sophie Devine from New Zealand; Sinalo Jafta from South Africa; Deandra Dottin from West Indies and Lorraine Phiri from Zimbabwe are included in the top list of high base price.

Who will get the biggest auction deal in the Women’s Premier League?

The first set of the auction includes Harmanpreet, Mandhana, Perry, Hayley Matthews, Devine, Ecclestone and Gardner. Out of all of them only Hayley Matthews is available with a base price of β‚Ή4000000 otherwise all have a base price of β‚Ή5000000.

It can be inferred that these players can fetch huge bids as every franchise wants to see these multi-faceted players in their team who can also provide a good leadership option.

Who else might sell for surprisingly high bidding?

Apart from the above mentioned players Jafta, Firi, Shabnam Ismail, Mignon du Preez and Marizanne Kapp whose base price is 40 lakhs, Zimbabwe captain Mary-Anne Musonda, all-rounder Precious Marange have a base price of 30 lakhs. The auction of some players may surprise us.

Are all the players of the Indian Under-19 World Cup champions included in the auction?

Yes, all the players of India’s Under-19 World Cup world champions are included in this auction.

But only 10 players from all the other teams will be included in this women’s premier league auction, it is as follows –

New Zealand’s Fran Jonas, Bangladesh’s Shorna Akter, England’s Grace Scrivens, Ireland’s Amy Hunter, Sri Lanka’s Vishmi Gunaratne, Zimbabwe’s Kelis Ndhlovu, West Indies’ Jannillea Glasgow, and Theertha Satish, Mahika Gaur and Vaishnave Mahesh from the UAE. Apart from Scrivens and Akter, Except these two, all the other players have captained their respective countries.

Who will be the oldest and youngest player in the first Women’s Premier League auction?

Lalita Kumari, 41, Precious Marange 40 yrs from Zimbabwe, is the oldest player in the auction. Lalita Kumari played T20 International matches for India between 2009-14. She last played for India in 2015 and captained Delhi in domestic cricket.

Apart from her, there are three 15-year-olds on the other side who appear as the youngest players in the auction. Fast bowler Shabnam MD, and left-arm spinner bowler Sonam Yadav, who has also been a part of the full squad for the Under-19 World Cup 2023, and Andhra Pradesh left-arm spinner Vinny Sujan, whose base price is Rs 10 lakh.

Major domestic uncapped Indian players in Women’s Premier League auction?

Vidarbha captain Disa Kaasat, who finished as the leading run-scorer in the Senior Women’s T20 Trophy earlier this season, features in the base price list of 10 lakhs.

Rajasthan’s Jasia Akhtar, who was among the top 10 run scorers in the tournament and also had the highest strike rate (138), has a base price of Rs 20 lakh while Sarla Devi is the only player from Jammu and Kashmir to feature in the auction.

Rajasthan’s left-arm spinner Sonal Kalal and Karnataka’s Sahana Pawar, who are among the top five wicket-takers in domestic cricket tournaments, both figure in the auction list with a base price of 20 lakhs and 10 lakhs respectively. Apart from these, the name of one of the most experienced and aggressive all-rounder methods Syed has not been included in this auction.

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