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409 players from 15 countries will be included in the WPL auction, Smriti Mandhana-Harmanpreet may get a big bid

Khushbu Kumari Jha
Womens Premier League Auction
Womens Premier League Auction

Many players can get huge amount from this auction and many poor players can also become rich. BCCI is organizing this league.

Women's cricket teams are playing the T20 World Cup in South Africa, but the players of these teams will be eyeing the auction for the Women's Premier League (WPL) to be held on Monday. Players will be auctioned for the first time on the lines of IPL, in which 409 players have been shortlisted. Out of these only 90 players will be auctioned. That is, a team can have a maximum of 18 players.

Players from 15 countries included in the auction including India

Many players can get huge amount from this auction and many poor players can also become rich. BCCI is organizing this league. This league will be organized from March 4 to 26. Players from Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Ireland, Zimbabwe including India are included while eight players are from Associate countries UAE, Hong Kong, Thailand, Netherlands and USA.

Big money can be spent on these players

1- Smriti Mandhana, Batsman, India

She is a big face of franchise cricket and has also played in leagues like Women's Big Bash League and The Hundred. Smriti had scored more than 200 runs in the last The Hundred League at a strike rate of 151.79 and was at number two.

2- Shafali Verma, Batsman, India

She is an aggressive opening batsman and recently won the Women's T20 World Cup title. This will give him an advantage in the auction and the franchise can also make him captain by adding him with them.

3- Harmanpreet Kaur, Batsman, India

She is the captain of Indian team and experienced batsman. Under his captaincy, the Indian team is playing the T20 World Cup in South Africa. Franchisees can also appoint them by adding them with them.

4- Alyssa Healy, wicketkeeper batsman, Australia

She can hit big sixes. He is a big match player. The 2020 T20 World Cup final did well in front of 88,000 spectators at the MCG. There will be a rush in the franchises to connect them with them.

5- Marijane Kapp, Allrounder, South Africa

She can trick the batsmen with her pace and swing. Can spoil the line and length of any bowler by hitting big sixes when needed. He won two consecutive titles in The Hundred.

6- Amelia Karr, Allrounder, New Zealand

She is a top order batsman and also helps the team with leg break bowling. She has a good record with the Brisbane team in the Women's Big Bash League. He took 52 wickets for the team.

Five teams of women's IPL

UP Warriors
Gujarat Giants
Mumbai Indians
Royal Challengers Bangalore
delhi capitals

key points

1525 players had registered themselves for the auction
409 players were selected, including 246 Indian and 163 foreign players.
202 capped and 199 uncapped, 8 players from Associate Nations selected for auction
The highest base price of 24 players is Rs 50 lakh, of which 14 are foreigners and 10 are Indians. It includes Harmanpreet Kaur, Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma, Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry, Sophie Ecclestone, Sophie Devine and Diandra Dottin.

auction will be like this

Each team will have Rs 12 crore to buy players in the auction.
A maximum of 90 players will be selected along with 30 foreign players.
A franchise can form its team from 18 players. There will be 12 Indian and six foreign players in this.
Up to 5 foreign players can be included in the playing XI but the fifth foreign player should be from an Associate country.
India's Latika Kumari, 41, is the oldest player in this auction.
The 3 players Shabnam, Sonam Yadav and Vinny Sujan are 15 years old and the youngest players in the auction.
22 total matches will be played.
409 players have fixed their respective base prices of Rs 50, 40, 30, 20 and 10 lakhs.

Five Indian uncapped players to be eyed in the auction

1- Shraddha Pokharkar (Maharashtra), fast bowler, Base price: Rs 10 lakh
The biggest strength of the left-arm fast bowler is his consistency. He took 14 wickets in T20 matches and nine wickets in ODIs in the recent home season. His economy in T20 matches is just 5.68. Recently, he was added to the Indian team as a net bowler during the home season against Australia.

2- Titas Sadhu (Bengal), fast bowler, Base price: Rs 10 lakh
He is an 18-year-old fast bowler. She recently became the heroine of India's Under-19 World Cup triumph and provided early breakthroughs for India with the new ball in almost every match. Titas took six wickets in the tournament and proved to be the second least expensive bowler in the tournament with an economy of 4.27.

3- Jesia Akhtar (Rajasthan), Batsman, Base price: Rs 20 lakh
Jesia Akhtar scored 273 runs at a strike rate of 138.57 in this year's Senior Women's T20. After this, she also has 202 runs at a strike rate of 122 in the Senior Women's Inter-Zonal T20 tournament. Jesia, 34, scored 501 runs in the 2023 Senior Women's ODI Trophy and took her team Rajasthan to the semi-finals.

4- Shreyanka Patil (Karnataka), all-rounder, Base price: Rs 10 lakh
She also bowls off-spin. She took seven wickets in the Senior Women's T20 Trophy at a strike rate of 15.71. Playing for South Zone, he took eight wickets in the Zonal T20 tournament.

5- Shweta Sehrawat (Delhi), Batsman, Base price: Rs 10 lakh
In the Under-19 T20 World Cup, Shweta contributed with the bat on crucial occasions in the tournament. During the auction, the franchisees, especially the Delhi team, will keep an eye on him.