After the announcement of the Women’s IPL by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) a few months ago, a big step has been taken regarding women’s cricket in India. The debate and discussion to start a full-fledged women’s IPL have been going on for a very long time, which has now reached its end. Now the first season of Women’s IPL will run from March 4 to March 26.
The Women’s Premier League auction will take place on February 13, 2023, in Mumbai. Five teams participated in the auction process, for which 409 players from across the world had registered. In its first season, WIPL will feature a total of 20 league matches and 2 playoff matches, which will be played over the course of 23 days. The league will begin on March 4 with the opening match between Gujarat Giants and Mumbai Indians at the DY Patil Stadium.
5 teams and 87 players, which team is stronger?
A total of 87 players were sold in the Women’s Premier League auction and five franchises collectively spent Rs 59.50 crore on these players. 30 foreign players were also sold in this auction, in which the players of the Associate Member of ICC were also included. After the auction that lasted for almost six hours, how are all the teams telling you:-
The Mumbai team, which has won the title five times in the IPL, would also like to win the title in the WIPL. This team has bought a total of 17 players out of which 6 are foreign players. This team Added Harmanpreet Kaur the captain of the Indian team with them.
Team- Harmanpreet Kaur, Yastika Bhatia, Pooja Vastrakar, Amelia Kerr (New Zealand), Nat Sliver (England), Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishaq, Amanjot Kaur, Isi Wong (England), Heather Graham (Australia), Hayley Mathews (West Indies), Chloe Tryon (South Africa), Humera Kazi, Priyanka Bala, Sonam Yadav, Neelam Bisht, Jintimani Kalita
Gujarat Giants have included Australian veteran player Ashley Gardner in their team, for whom they have paid a price of Rs 3.20 crores. This team has bought 18 players out of which six are foreign players.
Squad: Ashley Gardner (Australia), Beth Mooney (Australia), Sophie Dunkley (England), Annabel Sutherland (Australia), Harleen Deol, Deandra Dottin (West Indies), Sneh Rana, S Meghna, Georgia Wareham (Australia), Manasi Joshi, Dylan Hemlata, Monika Patel, Tanuja Kanwar, Sushma Verma, Hurley Gala, Ashwini Kumari, Shabnam Shakeel, Parunika Sisodia.
Delhi has added India’s stormy batsmen Shefali Verma, and Jemimah Rodrigues. Apart from these, this team has also included Australian captain Meg Lanning in its team. The team has bought a total of 18 players out of which six are foreign players.
Squad: Jemimah Rodrigues, Meg Lanning (Australia), Shefali Verma, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Marijan Kapp (South Africa), Titas Sadhu, Alice Capsey (England), Tara Norris (USA), Laura Harris (USA), Jessia Akhtar, Minnu Mani, Tania Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Jess Jonasson (Australia), Sneh Deepti, Arundhati Reddy, Aparna Mondal.
The team of UP Warriors has bought only 16 players, out of which six are foreign and 10 are Indian players. This team added Deepti Sharma and Sophie Eccleston with them, then they surprised everyone by buying Devika Vaidya for crores.
Squad – Deepti Sharma, Sophie Eccleston (England), Devika Vaidya, Tahlia McGrath (Australia), Shabnim Ismail (South Africa), Grace Harris (Australia), Alyssa Healy (Australia), Anjali Saravani, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navagire, Lauren Bell (England), Laxmi Yadav, Parshvi Chopra, S Yashashree, Simran Sheikh
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The team of Royal Challengers Bangalore has not been able to win the IPL even once. But in WPL, they will try to win the title in the very first season. For this, they prepared a strong team, they have big names like Smriti Mandhana, and Ellyse Parry among others.
Squad: Smriti Mandhana, Richa Ghosh, Ellyse Perry (Australia), Renuka Singh, Sophie Devine (New Zealand), Heather Knight (England), Megan Schutt (Australia), Kanika Ahuja, Dan van Niekerk (South Africa), Erin Burns (Australia) ), Preeti Bose, Komal Janjad, Asha Shobhana, Diksha Kasat, Indrani Roy, Poonam Khemnar, Sahana Pawar, Shreyanka Patil.
How to get Women’s IPL 2023 tickets?
Women’s IPL 2023 tickets will be available on an online and offline basis. Offline tickets can be bought at the stadium itself. While fans can buy tickets for Women’s IPL 2023 matches online by visiting BCCI’s partner sites such as BookMyShow and Paytm Insider.
Where can you watch the Women’s Premier League live?
The Women’s Premier League 2023 will be broadcast on TV by the Star Sports network, while JioCinema will have live streaming of all the matches.
The complete schedule of WIPL 2023:
Mar 04, Sat – Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians, 1st Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 05, Sun – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals, 2nd Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 05, Sun – UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants, 3rd Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 06, Mon – Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 4th Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 07, Tue – Delhi Capitals vs UP Warriorz, 5th Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 08, Wed – Gujarat Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 6th Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 09, Thu – Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, 7th Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 10, Fri – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz, 8th Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 11, Sat – Gujarat Giants vs Delhi Capitals, 9th Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 12, Sun – UP Warriors vs Mumbai Indians, 10th Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 13, Mon – Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 11th Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 14, Tue – Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Giants, 12th Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 15, Wed – UP Warriors vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 13th Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 16, Thu – Delhi Capitals vs Gujarat Giants, 14th Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 18, Sat – Mumbai Indians vs UP Warriorz, 15th Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 18, Sat – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Giants, 16th Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 20, Mon – Gujarat Giants vs UP Warriorz, 17th Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 20, Mon – Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals, 18th Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 21, Tue – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, 19th Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 21, Tue – UP Warriors vs Delhi Capitals, 20th Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 24, Fri – Eliminator, 21st Match Women IPL 2023
Mar 26, Sun – Final, 22nd Match Women IPL 2023