One of the 5 teams in the Women’s Premier League(WPL), the Royal Challengers Bangalore Women would be starting their WPL journey under the leadership of Smriti Mandhana. Mandhana is the most expensive player in WPL.
RCB, who were regarded as chokers on the basis of their performance in IPL would be looking to turn the tides with the Women’s team. They do have a lot of promising players in the form of Smriti Mandha, Ellyse Perry, Richa Ghosh, Renuka Singh, etc. It very much resembles the RCB of 2016. However, unlike the 2016 campaign, they would want to finish as winners this time around.
WPL-2023 RCB Squad
Batters: Disha Kasat & Smriti Mandhana
WKs: Indrani Roy & Richa Ghosh
All-rounders: Asha Shobana, Dane van Niekerk, Ellyse Perry, Erin Burns, Heather Knight, Kanika Ahuja, Poonam Khemnar, Shreyanka Patil & Sophie Devine
Bowlers: Komal Zanzad, Megan Schutt, Renuka Singh, Preeti Bose & Sahana Pawar
The strongest predicted line-up of RCB in WPL-2023
Openers: Smriti Mandhana [c] & Indrani Roy
RCB Women’s team will open their batting line-up with their captain, Smriti Mandhana and Indrani Roy. These two batters will have the responsibility to provide a quick start to RCB in WPL-2023.
Middle-order: Sophie Devine, Heather Knight & Richa Ghosh [wk]
Coming to the middle-order, RCB Women have three solid options in the form of Sophie Devine, Heather Knight, and Richa Ghosh. Sophie Devine is already the World’s Number 5 T20I batter. Similarly, England’s Heather Knight and India’s Richa Ghosh form two solid options in the middle order.
Finishers: Ellyse Perry, Poonam Khemnar & Kanika Ahuja
In the lower order, RCB Women have one of the best players in World Cricket, Elysse Perry. Apart from being a solid finisher, Ellyse is a fantastic pacer. She is also the World Number 9 ranked T20I All-rounder. However, other than Perry, RCB Women have decent options in the form of Poonam Khemnar and Kanika Ahuja.
Bowlers: Megan Schutt, Renuka Singh & Preeti Bose
Coming to the bowling department, RCB has two solid pace options in the form of Megan Shutt and Renuka Singh. It’s a fantastic duo to have, and RCB have done a brilliant job hiring them for 0.4 and 1.5 Cr respectively. However, apart from these two, Preeti Bose is the only good name that RCB can look at.