The first edition of the Women's Premier League is scheduled to take place between March 4-26, 2023. The first match of WPL will be played between Team Mumbai and Team Ahmedabad on March 4. The final match will be on March 26.
BCCI confirmed that as of Men's IPL, The Women's Premier League also followed the Auction process for the teams to select their players. 448 players have gone under the hammer, with a maximum of 90 players making the cut across five teams, Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Giants, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and UP Warriorz – as we expected bidding wars. Every team can pick up to 15-18 players, with a salary purse of INR 12 Crore each. INR 50 Lakhs, INR 40 Lakhs, and INR 20 Lakhs are set as the reserved base price for foreign players while for uncapped players, the reserved base price is INR 10 Lakhs and INR 20 Lakhs. In the Auction, GG, RCB & DC bought 18 Players. On the other side, MI was able to purchase 17 players and UP Warrorz bought 16 players. Let's take a look at the squads from the 5 franchises.
GG: Ash Gardner, Beth Mooney, Sophia Dunkley, Anabel Sutherland, Deandra Dottin, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana, Sabbineni Meghana, Georgia Wareham, Tanuja Kanwer, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Monica Patel, Sushma Verma, Hurley Gala, Ashwani Kumari, Parunika Sisodia, Shabnam Shakil.
MI: Nat Sciver, Pooja Vastrakar, Harmanpreet Kaur, Yastika Bhatia, Amelia Kerr, Heather Graham, Amanjot Kaur, Isabelle Wong, Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishaque, Hayley Matthews, Chloe Tryon, Priyanka Bala, Humairaa Kaazi, Jintimani Kalita, Sonam Yadav, Neelam Bisht.
RCB: Smriti Mandhana, Richa Ghosh, Ellyse Perry, Renuka Singh, Heather Knight, Sophie Devine, Erin Burns, Kanika Ahuja, Asha Shobana, Disha Kasat, Indrani Roy, Shreyanka Patil, Dané Van Niekerk, Preeti Bose, Poonam Khemnar, Komal Zanzad, Megan Schutt, Sahana Power.
UP Warriorz: Deepti Sharma, Sophie Ecclestone, Tahlia Mcgrath, Shabnim Ismail, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navgire, Parshavi Chopra, S.Yashasri, Kiran Navgire, Lauren Bell, Laxmi Yadav, Devika Baidya, Simran Sheikh.
DC: Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Meg Lanning, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Marizanne Kapp, Titas Sadhu, Alice Capsey, Laura Harris, Minnu Mani, Jasia Akhtar, Tara Noris, Jess Jonassen, Arundhati Reddy, Sneha Deepthi, Taniyaa Bhatia, Aparna Mondal, Poonam Yadav.