The player auction process for the Women’s Premier League has started in Mumbai. The most expensive player at the end of the first set auction was Indian opener and vice-captain Smriti Mandhana. Smriti will be seen playing in the women’s IPL in the jersey of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The player auction process for the Women’s Premier League has started in Mumbai. In the process of this auction taking place at the Jio Convention Center in Mumbai, the teams have included many domestic and foreign players in their ranks. The most expensive player at the end of the first set auction was Indian opener and vice-captain Smriti Mandhana.
Smriti Mandhana, which entered the auction at a base price of just Rs 50 lakhs, was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 3.40 crores. This was the most money a player was bought for in the first set. Please say that Smriti Mandhana was the first player in Nimali. Mumbai Indians first made an offer to buy it, after which Delhi Capitals went ahead with the offer. However, Delhi withdrew from the bid and both Mumbai and Bangalore were in the running to buy Smriti.
Eventually, Smriti was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore team for Rs 3.40 crore. With this, Smriti became the first player to successfully bid for the Women’s Premier League.
Please say that Smriti Mandhana is included in the list of the best batsmen in the world. He was unable to play against Pakistan in the first match of the ongoing T20 World Cup due to a hand injury. Smriti’s finger was injured and she is still recovering so she was not included in the squad for the match against Pakistan.
In fact, Smriti Mandhana couldn’t even open his account against Australia in the World Cup practice match. His form at present has not been very good. Earlier, also in the final match of the tri-series, the flag returned with a duck score against South Africa.
Significantly, players from a total of 15 countries will be candidates for the Women’s IPL. In addition to India, players from Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Ireland and Zimbabwe are included. While players from Hong Kong, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands and the United States have participated. There are a total of 409 players available to bid in the Women’s Premier League auction. There are 202 capped players and 199 uncapped players. Among the players, 246 are Indian and 163 are foreign players. Explain that apart from India, the maximum number of players are from the team Australia (28) and England (27).