WPL Auction 2024: Gujarat Giants and RCB are eyeing strengthening the team, money may rain on these foreign players

WPL Auction 2024: In the auction of a total of 165 players in the WPL Auction, other franchises will also try to improve their teams. There will be 104 Indian and 61 foreign players (15 from member countries) in the WPL mini-auction for 30 slots (9 foreign players). The second season of WPL is likely to be organized in February-March before the IPL.

Dec 9, 2023 - 11:52
WPL Auction 2024: Gujarat Giants and RCB are eyeing strengthening the team, money may rain on these foreign players

Gujarat Giants, who finished last season, would like to address the shortcomings of their team for the upcoming season in the Women's Premier League (WPL) auction to be held on Saturday, for which they have the most money compared to the other four teams. Gujarat Giants finished fifth last season, while Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) finished fourth.

Other franchises will also try to improve their team by auctioning a total of 165 players in the WPL Auction. There will be 104 Indian and 61 foreign players (15 from member countries) in the WPL mini-auction for 30 slots (9 foreign players). There will be 56 capped and 109 uncapped (who have not played any international match) players in the auction.

The second season of WPL is likely to be organized in February-March before the IPL. Two players have been kept in the highest 'reserve price' of Rs 50 lakh, one of which is Diandra Dottin and the other is Australian cricketer Kim Garth. Australian all-rounders Annabel Sutherland and Georgia Wareham played in the inaugural season, whose base price is Rs 40 lakh.

South Africa's Shabnam Ismail and England's wicketkeeper-batsman Amy Jones also have a base price of Rs 40 lakh. India's experienced cricketers Veda Krishnamurthy, Poonam Raut, Sushma Verma, Ekta Bisht, Gauhar Sultana and Mona Meshram have a base price of Rs 30 lakh. The same bracket includes Australia's Erin Burns and Sophie Molineux, England's Danielle White and Tammy Beaumont, Sri Lankan captain Chamri Atapattu and South Africa's Nadine de Klerk.

Gujarat Giants have the highest amount of money in the auction at Rs 5.95 crore and will have to select 10 new players to prepare their team. There has been a lot of interest in the RCB camp regarding Thailand's Thipatcha Puthavong. It has an amount of Rs 3.35 crore and needs seven players, including three foreigners, to complete the squad of 18 players.

Delhi Capitals have a corpus of Rs 2.25 crore and have 15 players available, from which they can add a maximum of three players, one of whom can be a foreigner. UP Warriors have Rs 4 crore to fill five slots, one of which is for a foreign player. Champion Mumbai Indians also have to include five players in the team, out of which one will be a foreign player. Mumbai Indians have a corpus of Rs 2.1 crore.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Content Writer