The players’ auction for the first season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) will be held in Mumbai on Monday. BCCI will organize this tournament for the first time on the lines of IPL, which will be played from March 4 to 26.
A total of 448 players will be auctioned in the auction to be held in Mumbai, out of which only five teams will be able to add 90 players. The base price of 24 players has been kept at 50 lakhs while 30 have kept their base price at Rs 30 lakhs.
Big bid can be imposed on these players –
Apart from India’s Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Shefali Verma, Deepti Sharma, teams can spend big money on cricketers from Australia and England. Smriti is a big face of franchise cricket and has the ability to captain. She also plays in Australia’s Women’s Big Bash League and England’s The Hundred League.
At the same time, the teams can also bet big on the young Shafali Verma, who won the Under-19 T20I World Cup under her captaincy. Shafali is known for her destructive batting. At the same time, Australia’s Alyssa Healy has the ability to hit big sixes. She also does wicketkeeping, so many teams would like to include her in their team.
These teams will bid –
Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians UP Warriors, Royal Challengers Bangalore Gujarat Giants