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WPL 2024 Auction: Teams, Retained Players, and Auction Details

WPL 2024 Auction

The much-anticipated auction for the second edition of the TATA Women’s Premier League (WPL) is scheduled to commence on Saturday, December 9, in Mumbai. The forthcoming WPL 2024 tournament is expected to kick off in February or March next year, bringing together a total of 165 players from five franchises. The participating teams include Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, UP Warriorz, Gujarat Giants, and Royal Challengers Bangalore, with 104 Indian players and 61 overseas players set to go under the hammer during the auction.

WPL 2023 Recap: Mumbai Indians Clinch Victory

The first edition of WPL in 2023 witnessed the Mumbai Indians emerging victorious after defeating Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets in the final match. Notably, Smriti Mandhana was the most expensive player in the inaugural season, securing a deal with Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 3.40 crore ($4.07 million).

WPL 2024: Five Competing Teams

The Women’s Premier League 2024 will see competition among five teams: Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Giants, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and UP Warriorz.

WPL 2024: Player Retention Lists

Each franchise has announced the list of players retained and released ahead of the auction:

Delhi Capitals (DC)

  • Retained Players: Alice Capsey*, Arundhati Reddy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Jess Jonassen*, Laura Harris*, Marizanne Kapp*, Meg Lanning*, Minnu Mani, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sneha Deepthi, Taniyaa Bhatia, Titas Sadhu
  • Released Players: Aparna Mondal, Jasia Akhter, Tara Norris*

Gujarat Giants (GG)

  • Retained Players: Ashleigh Gardner*, Beth Mooney*, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harleen Deol, Laura Wolvaardt*, Shabnam Shakil, Sneh Rana, Tanuja Kanwer
  • Released Players: Annabel Sutherland*, Ashwani Kumari, Georgia Wareham*, Hurley Gala, Kim Garth*, Mansi Joshi, Monica Patel, Parunika Sisodia, Sabbineni Meghana, Sophia Dunkley*, Sushma Verma

Mumbai Indians (MI)

  • Retained Players: Amanjot Kaur, Amelia Kerr*, Chloe Tryon*, Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Matthews*, Humairaa Kaazi, Isabelle Wong*, Jintimani Kalita, Natalie Sciver*, Pooja Vastrakar, Priyanka Bala, Saika Ishaque, Yastika Bhatia
  • Released Players: Dhara Gujjar, Heather Graham*, Neelam Bisht, Sonam Yadav

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

  • Retained Players: Asha Shobana, Disha Kasat, Ellyse Perry*, Heather Knight*, Indrani Roy, Kanika Ahuja, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Shreyanka Patil, Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine*
  • Released Players: Dané Van Niekerk*, Erin Burns*, Komal Zanzad, Megan Schutt*, Poonam Khemnar, Preeti Bose, Sahana Pawar

UP Warriorz (UPW)

  • Retained Players: Alyssa Healy*, Anjali Sarvani, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris*, Kiran Navgire, Lauren Bell*, Laxmi Yadav, Parshavi Chopra, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, S. Yashasri, Shweta Sehrawat, Sophie Ecclestone*, Tahlia Mcgrath*

WPL 2024: Auction Details

Out of the 165 players up for auction, 104 are Indian players, and 61 are overseas players, including 15 players from associate nations. The auction will feature a mix of 56 capped players and 109 uncapped players. The five teams have a maximum of 30 slots to fill, with 9 spots reserved for overseas players.

As the cricketing world eagerly awaits the outcomes of the auction, cricket enthusiasts can look forward to witnessing the strategic team-building process and the formation of competitive squads for the upcoming Women’s Premier League 2024.

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When is the auction for the TATA Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 scheduled to take place?

The auction for WPL 2024 is set to begin on Saturday, December 9, in Mumbai.

Which teams are participating in the Women’s Premier League 2024?

The five competing teams in WPL 2024 are Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Giants, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and UP Warriorz.

Who won the first edition of WPL in 2023, and who was the most expensive player in that season?

Mumbai Indians emerged as the winners of the WPL 2023. Smriti Mandhana was the most expensive player in the inaugural season, securing a deal with Royal Challengers Bangalore.