The Women’s Premier League (WPL) is one of the most exciting T20 cricket leagues in the world. This is the inaugral season of WPL is happening which attracts huge of attention of Cricket fans around the world.
In the auction of WPL, we have witnessed some of the fierce bidding wars, resulting in some players receiving record-breaking contracts. This league attracts the best players around the globe, who gave their names in the auction table of WPL.
Most expensive player in the Women’s Premier League auction :
Smriti Mandhana became the most expensive player in the WPL inaugral season auction, when the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) management bids for her at the whopping amount of 3.4 Crores rupees. When the auctions are ongoing, She was with her team members, the whole team celebrated this moment with her.
1. Smriti Mandhana – ₹ 3.4 Crores
Smriti Mandhana is an Indian star batter who has been in excellent form in recent times and one of the best batters in last 5 years. She was picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping ₹3.4 Crores, making her the most expensive player in the league.
2. Ashleigh Gardner and Natalie Sciver-Brunt – ₹ 3.2 Crores
Ashleigh Gardener and Natalie Sciver became joint second most expensive players in WPL auction. Ashleigh Gardner is an Australian star all-round cricket player who became the part of the team since years as well as Natalie Sciver is an English cricketer, whose primary role in cricket is all rounder too. They both got the contracts Gujrat Titans and Mumbai Indians at the price of ₹ 3.2 Crores respectively.
3. Deepti Sharma – ₹ 2.6 Crores
Deepti Sharma became third most expensive players in Women’s Premier League auction. She was picked by UP Warriorz at the price of ₹2.6 crores. She is a left handed batter & right-arm off-break Bowler, in the India national Women-cricket team.
4. Jemimah Rodrigues – ₹ 2.2 Crores
Jemimah Rodrigues is an Indian star batter who is been excellent since the WT20I Tournament. She was picked up by the Delhi Capitals for a whopping ₹2.2 Crores, making her the fourth most expensive player in the league and the most expensive player bought by Delhi Capitals in Women’s Premier League.
5. Beth Mooney and Shafali Verma – ₹ 2 Crores
Beth Mooney and Shafali Verma is the joint fifth most expensive player in the WPL. Beth Mooney is an Australian and Shafali Verma is Indian player. They both are bought by Gujarat Giants and Delhi Capitals respectively in Women’s Premier League.
6. Pooja Vastrakar and Richa Ghosh – ₹ 1.9 Crores
Pooja Vastrakar and Richa Ghosh is the joint sixth most expensive player in the WPL. They both are picked by Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore respectively at the whopping amount of ₹ 1.9 Crores in Women’s Premier League.
7. Sophie Ecclestone and Harmanpreet Kaur – ₹ 1.8 Crores
Sophie Ecclestone and Harmanpreet Kaur is the joint seventh most expensive player in the WPL. Sophie is an English cricketer and Harmanpreet Kaur, Captain of Indian Women’s Cricket Team are bought by UP Warriorz and Mumbai Indians respectively at the whopping amount of ₹ 1.8 Crores.
8. Ellyse Perry – ₹ 1.7 Crores
Ellyse Perry bags a contract of ₹ 1.7 Crores from Royal Challengers Bangalore in WPL auction. She was an australian all-rounder and also the Player of the Decade in Women’s Cricket.
9. Renuka Singh, Yastika Bhatia and Marizanne Kapp – ₹ 1.5 Crores
These all three players are joint 9th most expensive player in inaugral auction of WPL. Renuka and Yastika are Indian cricketers and Marizanne Kapp is a South-african all rounder. They bags a contract from Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals respectively in Women’s Premier League.
10. Tahila McGrath and Devika Vaidya – ₹ 1.4 Crores
Tahila McGrath and Devika Vaidya are 10th most expensive players in WPL auction. They both are picked by UP Warriorz at the whopping amount of ₹ 1.4 Crores in Women’s Premier League.
Lists of top 10 most expensive players in Women’s Premier League
|Royal Challengers Bangalore
|Ashleigh Gardner, Natalie Sciver-Brunt
|Gujarat Titans, Mumbai Indians
|Beth Mooney, Shafali Verma
|Gujarat Titans, Delhi Capitals
|Pooja Vastrakar, Richa Ghosh
|Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore
|Sophie Ecclestone, Harmanpreet Kaur
|UP Warriorz, Mumbai Indians
|Royal Challengers Bangalore
|Renuka Singh, Yastika Bhatia, Marizanne Kapp
|Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals
|Tahlia Mcgrath, Devika Vaidya
In conclusion, the WPL 2023 season is set to feature some of the biggest names in women’s cricket. With the likes of Beth Mooney, Harmanpreet Kaur, Ellyse Perry, Smriti Mandhana leading the way, fans can expect to see some exciting cricket.