Smriti Mandhana first player sold at WPL auction, goes to RCB for INR 3.4 crore
Delhi Capitals have roped in Under-19 T20 World Cup winning captain Shafali Verma for a price of INR 2 crore for the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League.
Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore were part of a bidding war before Mumbai Indians came in with a bid of INR 1.3 crore. However, Delhi Capitals persisted and bagged the player for INR 2 crore
WPL Auction 2023 Live: Next set – Wicketkeepers
Taniya Bhatia is the first player and she has a base price of ₹30 lakh. She goes unsold. Same is the case for Sri Lanka’s Anushka Sanjeewani.
WPL Auction 2023 Live Updates: Dottin goes to GG
West Indies’ Deandra Dottin has a base price of ₹50 lakh, Giants start the bid. DC raise it to ₹55 lakh and then Giants have her at ₹60 lakh
WPL Auction 2023 Live: Pooja Vastrakar bought by MI for ₹1.9 crore
Vastrakar’s base price is ₹50 lakh. DC and MI start the bidding war and the tag rockets past ₹1 crore. Warriorz enter at ₹1.2 crore. The price goes up to ₹1.8 crore with the Warriorz. MI have a long discussion and then raise the paddle again. Warriroz back out, MI have Vastrakar at ₹1.9 crore.
WPL Auction 2023 Live Updates: Trio of unsold players
Sune Luus, Danni Wyatt and Chamari Athpaththu all go unsold. Harleen Deol is then acquired by the Gujarat Giants for ₹40 lakh.
WPL Auction 2023 Live Updates: England captain Heather Knight
She has a base price of ₹40 lakh but no one raises their paddle for her. Knight goes unsold.
WPL Auction 2023 Live: MI welcome “leader” Harmanpreet
It seems MI have already confirmed that Harmanpreet Kaur is going to be their captain in a tweet. They put out a split of their men’s captain Rohit Sharma and Harmanpreet. Both of them are captains of the Indian team as well.
WPL Auction 2023 Live: Smriti Mandhana talks
“We have been watching auction of men and I was glued to them. It is such a big moment for us to have a auction of this sort. The whole thing is exciting. RCB has a great legacy, it has built a great fan base. Excited to be part of such a big franchise. Very excited to be wearing that red colour and we will try and win the cup.”