Mumbai: The Women’s Premier League (WPL) auction saw young talent take centre stage, with uncapped Indian players fetching impressive bids. Punjab pacer Kashvee Gautam stole the show, securing a massive Rs 2 crore deal with Gujarat Giants, a significant jump from her base price of Rs 10 lakh. UP Warriorz followed suit, acquiring 22-year-old Karnataka batter Vrinda Dinesh for Rs 1.3 crore, highlighting the rising potential of uncapped players.
Australian all-rounder Annabel Sutherland attracted a notable Rs 2 crore bid from Delhi Capitals, while Gujarat Giants secured the services of promising young batter Phoebe Litchfield for Rs 1 crore. South Africa’s fast bowler Shabnim Ismail joined the defending champions Mumbai Indians for a significant Rs 1.20 crore, showcasing the demand for experienced international talent.
Royal Challengers Bangalore made strategic moves, acquiring Australia’s Georgia Wareham, England’s Kate Cross, and the experienced Indian spinner Ekta Bisht. These acquisitions demonstrate the team’s focus on building a well-rounded squad for the upcoming WPL season.
The exciting bids and diverse talent pool witnessed at the auction bode well for the future of women’s cricket in India. The WPL is set to be a thrilling competition, showcasing the skills of both established players and rising stars.