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Updated 13-Feb-2023 • Published 13-Feb-2023

Bid-by-bid updates - 2023 WPL auction

Overview

  • Click here for the full list of players sold and unsold at the first Women's Premier League auction.
  • Conversion rates as follows: USD 1 = INR 82 approx; INR 50 lakh = USD 60,400 approx; INR 1 crore = USD 120,000 approx.

And lastly... the teams!

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Erin Burns, Disha Kasat, Indrani Roy, Shreyanka Patil, Kanika Ahuja, Asha Shobana, Heather Knight, Dane van Niekerk, Preeti Bose, Poonam Khemnar, Komal Zanzad, Megan Schutt, Sahana Pawar
Mumbai Indians: Harmanpreet Kaur, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Yastika Bhatia, Heather Graham, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Dhara Gujjar, Shaika Ishaque, Hayley Matthews, Chloe Tryon, Humaira Kazi, Priyanka Bala, Sonam Yadav, Jintimani Kalita, Neelam Bisht
Gujarat Giants: Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney, Sophia Dunkley, Annabel Sutherland, Harleen Deol, Deandra Dottin, Sneh Rana, S Meghana, Georgia Wareham, Mansi Joshi, D Hemalatha, Tanuja Kanwar, Monica Patel, Sushma Verma, Hurley Gala, Ashwani Kumari, Parunika Sisodia, Shabnam MD
UP Warriorz: Sophie Ecclestone, Deepti Sharma, Tahlia McGrath, Shabnim Ismail, Alyssa Healy, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Parshavi Chopra, Shweta Sehrawat, S Yashasri, Kiran Navgire, Grace Harris, Devika Vaidya, Lauren Bell, Laxmi Yadav, Simran Shaikh
Delhi Capitals: Jemimah Rodrigues, Meg Lanning, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Marizanne Kapp, Titas Sadhu, Alice Capsey, Tara Norris, Laura Harris, Jasia Akther, Minnu Mani, Taniya Bhatia, Jess Jonassen, Sneha Deepthi, Poonam Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Aparna Mondal
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A summary, then...

The inaugural WPL auction saw 87 players picked up out of which 30 were overseas.
  • Smriti Mandhana was the most expensive pick at INR 3.4 crore (USD 415,000) while Ashleigh Gardner was the biggest overseas buy at INR 3.2 crore (USD 390,000).
  • Only one player from the Associates - Tara Norris of USA - was picked up. A possible 19 were shortlisted for auction day. Mahika Gaur of UAE attracted Giants' interest but it was after they had exhausted their overseas slots.
  • Top three expensive Indian buys: Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues
  • Top three biggest overseas buys: Ashleigh Gardner, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Beth Mooney
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Mithali Raj speaks...

The mentor of Gujarat Giants: "It's not too late [for a women's IPL]. I'm content the way my career shaped being part of the evolution of women's cricket. I thoroughly enjoyed playing. I'm fine with my retirement and it was the right time to move on. there's no regret."
She talks about the how they picked some of the domestic players: "Nooshin has always been coach for Railways and Chhattisgarh. Her knowledge of other domestic players also helped. Having seen them from close quarters I know where we can fit them in the team."
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Sahana Pawar

RCB pick her up for INR 10 lakh to conclude the WPL auction!
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Jintamani Kalita goes to Mumbai

Mumbai bag her for INR 10 lakh
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Neelam Bisht to Mumbai

Picked up at INR 10 lakh
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Sonam Yadav to Mumbai

Joins Shabnam as the joint-youngest player in the auction. The Under-19 left-arm spinner will play for Mumbai.
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Shabnam MD to Giants

Under-19 fast bowler goes to Giant for INR 10 lakh. She is the youngest player in the auction today.
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RCB pick up Megan Schutt

Asks for INR 40 lakh and RCB bag her.
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A short stint coming up...

Another round of accelerated auction is to go up. Mumbai have 14 slots filled and they need to have at least one player. Which is why we will have another round. So far, only one player from Associate team has been picked up - USA's Tara Norris. She plays domestic cricket in England, is part Southern Vipers and played the KSL too. She is the only one among 19 players from Associate teams to have been part of the 449-player list. The teams in the WPL can field five overseas players in the XI provided one is from the Associate teams.
Dane van Niekerk will play for RCB, while her partner Marizanne Kapp will turn up for Capitals.
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Parunika Sisodia

Giants bid for the player and bag her at INR 10 lakh.
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Priyanka Bala goes to Mumbai

INR 20 lakh is what she asks for, Mumbai bid for her and get her.
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Parushi Prabhakar

No takers for her at the base price of INR 10 lakh.
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Komal Zanzad

Vidarbha pacer finds Mumbai opening the bid. But RCB raise the paddle and bag her at INR 25 lakh.
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Neetu Singh

INR 10 lakh is the base price and there's no response.
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Nishu Choudhary

Asks for INR 10 lakh, gets none.
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Humaira Kazi for Mumbai

Mumbai bag her for INR 10 lakh.
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Poonam Khemnar goes to RCB

RCB have the player for INR 10 lakh.
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Neelam Bisht

No takers.
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Shipra Giri

INR 10 lakh for her, no bidders.
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Tess Flintoff

Asks for INR 10 lakh and finds no takers.
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Giants get Ashwani Kumari

RCB raise the paddle for the Jharkhand batter. Giants raise it to INR 25 lakh quickly. RCB now offer INR 30 lakh. Giants raise it further. RCB think, chat and back out. Giants have their Indian player.
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Aparna Mondal

Capitals get her for INR 10 lakh.
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Preeti Bose goes to RCB

RCB raise the paddle and get her for her base price of INR 30 lakh.
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Ishwari Savkar

No bids for the 19-year-old batter.
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Simran Shaikh to Warriorz

Batter asks for INR 10 lakh and Warriorz get her. That complete's Warriorz' purse.
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Chloe Tryon heads to Mumbai Indians

Mumbai open the bids for the South Africa hard-hitting allrounder and bag her.
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Dane van Niekerk to RCB

DvN asks for INR 30 lakh and RCB want her. That's the only bid and they bag her.
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Arundhati Reddy will play for Capitals

Capitals bid for Reddy at base price and bag her.
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Swagathika Rath

Giants want time to think. INR 30 lakh for Rath. Rath plays for Railways and Giants back out. No takers.
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Shabnam MD

Under-19 fast bowler once again finds no takers.
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Sneha Deepthi to play for Capitals

INR 30 lakh and Capitals want her.
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Jess Jonassen to Capitals

JJ asks for INR 50 lakh and Capitals bid first. That's all. JJ heads to Capitals. They have their 15 players now.
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Hurley Gala will turn up for Giants

Giants bid for her at INR 10 lakh. And that's the closing bid.
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Alana King

No bids againt for the Aussie leggie at INR 40 lakh.
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Poonam Yadav to play for Capitals

Gets a bid from Capitals for INR 30 lakh. Locked at base price.
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Sushma Verma will play for Giants

INR 30 lakh and Giants start the bid. Capitals jump in and have the bid at INR 45 lakh. Giants raise it to INR 50 lakh. Capitals get it up to INR 55 lakh. A long discussion between Mithali Raj and Nooshin Al Khadeer at the Giants table. And they raise the paddle to INR 60 lakh. Giants bag the wicketkeeper batter.
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Heather Knight to RCB

RCB open the bidding at INR 40 lakh. Locked!
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Taniya Bhatia goes to Capitals

Base price of INR 30 lakh. Capitals want her and get her.
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Suzie Bates

New Zealand veteran asks for INR 30 lakh and is yet again left without a side. Unfortunate.
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Hayley Matthews is back and goes to Mumbai

INR 40 lakh and Mumbai bag her.
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That ends the first accelerated auction!

Teams have to now choose a maximum of seven players each for the next round of accelerated auction.

How many slots filled and how much purse left?

DC: 2.15 crore and 12 players bought
Giants: 1.30 crore and 13 bought
MI: 1.30 crore and 10 bought
RCB 1.95 crore and 11 bought
Warriors 10 lakh left and 15 players bought

How the teams stack up

RCB: Mandhana, Devine, Perry, Renuka, Ghosh, Burns, Kasat, Roy, Patil, Ahuja, Shobana
MI: Harmanpreet, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Vastrakar, Yastika, Graham, Wong, Amanjot, Gujjar, Ishaque
Giants: Gardner, Mooney, Dunkley, Sutherland, Deol, Dottin, Rana, Meghana, Wareham, Joshi, Hemalatha, Kanwar, Monica
Warriorz: Ecclestone, Deepti, McGrath, Ismail, Healy, Sarvani, Gayakwad, Parshavi, Sehrawat, Yashasri, Navgire, Harris, Vaidya, Bell, Laxmi
DC: Rodrigues, Lanning, Shafali, Radha, Shikha, Kapp, Sadhu, Capsey, Norris, Harris, Jasia, Mani
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Sarah Bryce

Scotland wicketkeeper asks for INR 10 lakh but finds no takers.
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Kathryn Bryce

Scotland allrounder asks for INR 10 lakh. No bidders, much like her sister, unfortunately.
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Saika Ishaque to Mumbai Indians

Mumbai are interested at INR 10 lakh. And they are the only one. Taken.
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Parunika Sisodia

Asks for INR 10 lakh. No bids attracted.
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Asha Shobana will be part of RCB.

Base price of INR 10 lakh. RCB bid for her and get her.
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Nishu Choudhary

No takers at INR 10 lakh.
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Tanuja Kanwer will play for Giants

Asks for INR 10 lakh and gets a bid from Giants. RCB raise it further before Giants raise the paddle. Giants in the lead at INR 40 lakh. Nooshin factor in play again. She coaches the Railways, for whom Kanwer plays. Giants bag her for INR 50 lakh.
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Shreyanka Patil will play for RCB.

INR 10 lakh. RCB bid for her. Bowls offspin, gets lovely drift and dip and RCB are happy to bag her.
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Humaria Kazi

No takers at INR 10 lakh.
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Kanika Ahuja heads to RCB

Mumbai open the bid for INR 15 lakh. RCB raise the paddle and now take it at INR 35 lakh. Mumbai are out and Ahuja will head to RCB.
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Sajana S

INR 10 lakh is her base price, no takers.
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Ashwani Kumari

Asks for INR 10 lakh. Was among the runs in the domestic one-dayers but is without a team.
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Minnu Mani will turn up for Capitals

Asks for INR 10 lakh, Capitals open the bid. RCB are engaged in a tussle now. Biju George, Capitals' fielding coach knows a lot about the Kerala batter. RCB are out at INR 30 lakh. Capitals have her.
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Indrani Roy

RCB have her for INR 10 lakh, her base price.
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Shipra Giri

Asks for INR 10 lakh, no buyers.
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Tarannum Pathan

Allrounder asks for INR 10 lakh. No buyers. Unfortunately didn't have the best of T20 domestic seasons.
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Laxmi Yadav to Warriorz

Warriorz have her for INR 10 lakh. They have now bought 15 players.
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Arushi Goel

INR 10 lakh. No takers.
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Disha Kasat to RCB

RCB bid for her at INR 10 lakh and pick her up.
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Divya Gnanananda

Karnataka batter asks for INR 10 lakh. No takers.
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Ishwari Savkar

Base price of INR 10 lakh. No bids.
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Jasia Akhtar

Asks for INR 20 lakh. Top-order batter plays for Rajasthan, had a stellar domestic season. Capitals have the opening and closing bid at INR 20 lakh.
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Dhara Gujjar

Bengal player heads to Mumbai for her base price of INR 10 lakh.
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Tara Norris to Capitals

Asks for INR 10 lakh and is picked up by Capitals.
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Laura Harris heads to Capitals

RCB and Capitals start the bidding war. Capitals bag her at INR 45 lakh, more than her base price of INR 10 lakh.
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Ekta Bisht

Base price of INR 30 lakh. No bids.
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Preeti Bose

Left-arm spinner that plays for Railways finds no bids.
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Mahika Gaur

UAE left-arm fast bowler asks for INR 10 lakh. First Associate player to have come up. Giants ask for time. And they bid for her. But they have been told that they have fulfilled their overseas quota! Sad for Gaur.
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Monica Patel will play for Giants

Karnataka left-armer asks for INR 30 lakh. Gets bid from Giants. Taken!
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Gouher Sultana

Asks for INR 30 lakh, the left-arm spinner. No response.
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Lauren Bell heads to Warriorz

England fast bowler asks for INR 30 lakh. Warriorz bid late. And are the only one to do so.
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Arundhati Reddy

Asks for INR 30 lakh. Gets no response as of now.
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Meghna Singh

Her base price is INR 50 lakh. And she does not find any takers.
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Swagathika Rath

Asks for INR 30 lakh. Plays for Railways in the domestic circuit. No takers though.
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D Hemalatha to Giants

Giants open the bid at INR 30 lakh. Bowls handy offspin and has the ability to finish games batting at No. 4/5. Only bid and she heads to Giants at base price.
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Amanjot Kaur to Mumbai Indians

Mumbai are quick to raise the paddle at INR 30 lakh. Capitals bid late before Mumbai raise it further. Mumbai get Amanjot for INR 50 lakh!
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Devika Vaidya is Warriorz-bound!

Indian legspinning allrounder asks for INR 40 lakh. Warriorz bid for her and Capitals come in at INR 45 lakh. A duel between the two teams takes the price up to INR 65 lakh - Capitals. Here's her story about fighting her fears and chasing her World Cup dream. Her price crosses INR 1 crore now. Capitals in the lead with INR 1.1 crore. Warriorz get ahead at INR 1.2 crore. Capitals bid once more and take it to INR 1.3 crore. "The teams with the biggest and smallest purse left are going after Devika," chimes Vishal from the venue. Warriorz raise it to INR 1.4 crore and Capitals are out! Vaidya heads to UP.
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Anuja Patil

INR 30 lakh. No bids.
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Simran Bahadur

The Delhi allrounder asks for INR 30 lakh. No takers though.
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Issy Wong to Mumbai Indians

Mumbai have their paddles up before the base price of INR 30 lakh is even announced. And that is the only bid. Must say, Mumbai like their pacers. Wong heads to Mumbai.
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Mansi Joshi to Giants

INR 30 lakh is her base price. Giants come in. Taken at base price.
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Katherine Sciver-Brunt

Asks for INR 50 lakh. No takers.
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Alice Capsey heads to Delhi Capitals

Mumbai open the bids for INR 30 lakh. Capitals don't wanna let her go and engage in a tussle with Mumbai before taking it up to INR 75 lakh. Mumbai are out. Capitals in the lead and lock her!
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Georgia Wareham will spin it for Giants!

Aussie leggie asks for INR 30 lakh. RCB open the bid before Giants raise it. Giants now in the lead with INR 55 lakh but RCB take it to INR 60 lakh. Remember, she is returning from a lengthy layoff and is part of the Australia squad in the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup. Giants raise it to INR 65 lakh, RCB discuss and raise the paddle. Giants raise it to INR 75 lakh and RCB back out. That is the final bid.
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Grace Harris goes to Warriorz

INR 30 lakhs is what she asks for. RCB open the bids. Warriorz enter at INR 35 lakh. RCB raise the paddle. Warriorz ahead at INR 45 lakh. Capitals enter at INR 50 lakh. Warriorz raise it but Capitals increase it further to INR 60 lakh. Warriorz raise it further before Capitals raise the paddle further. Warriorz at the fore with INR 75 lakh. That is the last bid, taken!
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Kim Garth

INR 30 lakh. Played previously for Ireland and now for Australia. No bids though.
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Heather Graham

Mumbai open bids at INR 30 lakh. They are the only bidders.
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Bharti Fulmali

Not taken at INR 30 lakh.
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Erin Burns will turn up for RCB

Allrounder from Australia gets RCB's offer for INR 30 lakh. Locked!
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S Meghana will play for Giants

Giants open the bidding at INR 30 lakh. The only bid. Sealed!
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Kiran Navgire will play for Warriorz

Should be a steal at INR 30 lakh! And UP Warriorz kickoff the bidding. That is the only bid. Taken!
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Sneha Deepthi starts the accelerated auction

INR 30 lakh. No takers.
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Priya Punia

INR 40 lakh is her base price. No bids.
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Who are the most expensive buys so far at the WPL auction?

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Ten sets done... Accelerated auction up next

How do the teams stack up?

  • RCB: Mandhana, Devine, Perry, Renuka, Ghosh
  • MI: Harmanpreet, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Vastrakar, Yastika
  • Giants: Gardner, Mooney, Dunkley, Sutherland, Harleen, Dottin, Rana
  • Warriorz: Ecclestone, Deepti, McGrath, Ismail, Healy, Sarvani, Gayakwad, Chopra, Sehrawat, Yashasri
  • DC: Rodrigues, Lanning, Shafali, Radha, Pandey, Kapp, Sadhu
A total of 34 players have been picked up at this point, 15 from them being overseas players. The five teams will have to each give a list of 15 players for the accelerated round that will start in a while. Remember, only 15 slots for the overseas are left now...
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Hurley Gala

India Under-19 allrounder lists herself at INR 10 lakh. No bids placed.
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Shikha Shalot

INR 20 lakh is what she asks for. No bids.
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S Yashasri heads to Warriorz

INR 10 lakh she asks for and Warriorz bag her!
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Shorna Akhter

INR 20 lakh for the Bangladesh Under-19 batter. No takers.
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