WPL 2023 Introduction:
The much-awaited Women’s Premier League 2023 is about to start on March 4.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will organize the Women’s Premier League (WPL) in 2023.
The first match of WPL 2023 will be played between Mumbai Indians vs Gujrat giants at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai.
A total number of 5 teams will participate in the tournament which are Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Giants, UP Warriors.
The TATA Group will be the women’s IPL’s official sponsor, as per BCCI. Every cricket fans are very much excited about the historic WPL 2023 tournament.
WPL 2023 Teams & Owner List:
In the Women’s Premier League team auction, BCCI received INR 4669.99 crores. Here are details of the teams and owners.
1. Gujrat Giants
City – Ahmedabad
Owner- Gautam Adani
Captain- beth mooney
Head coach- Rachael Haynes
2. Royal challenger Bangalore
City- Bangalore, Karnataka
Captain- Smriti Mandhana
Head coach- Ben Sawyer
3. Delhi Capitals
City- New Delhi, Delhi
Owner – JSW Group, GMR Group
Captain- Noot Announced
Head coach- Jonathan Batty
4. UP Warriors
City – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Owner – Capri Global
Captain -Alyssa Healy
Head coach-Jon Lewis
5. Mumbai Indians
Owner – Reliance Industries
Captain -Harmanpreet Kaur
Head coach – Charlotte Edwards
WPL 2023 Venue and Stadium:
Both DY Patil Stadium and Brabourne Stadium will be the venues for the tournament.
- Brabourne Stadium
- DY Patil Stadium
WPL 2023 Full Squad with Auction Price:
1. Delhi Capitals WPL 2023 Full Squad:
Jemimah Rodrigues (2.2 crore), Meg Lanning (1.1 crore), Shafali Verma (2 crore), Radha Yadav (40 lakh), Shikha Pandey (60 lakh), Marizanne Kapp (1.5 crore), Titas Sadhu (25 lakh), Alice Capsey (75 lakh), Tara Norris (10 lakh), Laura Harris (45 lakh), Jasia Akhter (20 lakh), Minnu Mani (20 lakh), Taniya Bhatia (30 lakh), Poonam Yadav (30 lakh), Jess Jonassen (50 lakh), Sneha Deepthi (30 lakh), Arundhati Reddy (30 lakh), Aparna Mandal (10 lakh)
2. Mumbai Indians WPL 2023 Full Squad:
Harmanpreet Kaur (1.8 crore), Nat Sciver (3.2 crore), Amelia Kerr (1 crore), Pooja Vastrakar (1.9 crore), Yastika Bhatia (1.5 crore), Heather Graham (30 lakh), Isabelle Wong (30 lakh), Amanjot Kaur (50 lakh), Dhara Gujjar (10 lakh), Saika Ishaque (10 lakh), Hayley Mathews (40 lakh), Chloe Tryon (30 lakh), Humairaa Kaazi (10 lakh), Priyanka Bala (20 lakh), Sonam Yadav (10 lakh), Jintimani Kalita (10 lakh), Neelam Bisht (10 lakh)
3. Royal Challengers Bangalore WPL 2023 Full Squad:
Smriti Mandhana (3.4 crore), Sophie Devine (50 lakh), Ellyse Perry (1.7 crore), Renuka Singh Thakur (1.5 crore), Richa Ghosh (1.9 crore), Erin Burns (30 lakh), Disha Kasat (10 lakh), Indrani Roy (10 lakh), Shreyanka Patil (10 lakh), Kanika Ahuja (35 lakh), Asha Shobana (10 lakh), Heather Knight (40 lakh), Dane van Niekerk (30 lakh), Preeti Bose (30 lakh), Poonam Khemnar (10 lakh), Komal Zanzad (25 lakh), Meghan Schutt (40 lakh), Sahana Pawar (10 lakh)
4. UP Warriorz WPL 2023 Full Squad:
Sophie Ecclestone (1.8 crore), Deepti Sharma (2.6 crore), Tahlia McGrath (1.4 crore), Shabnim Ismail (1 crore), Alyssa Healy (70 lakh), Anjali Sarvani (55 lakh), Rajeshwari Gayakwad (40 lakh), Parshavi Chopra (10 lakh), Shweta Sehrawat (40 lakh), S Yashasri (10 lakh), Kiran Navgire (30 lakh), Grace Harris (75 lakh), Devika Vaidya (1.4 crore), Lauren Bell (30 lakh), Laxmi Yadav (10 lakh), Simran Shaikh (10 lakh)
5. Gujarat Giants WPL 2023 Full Squad:
Ashleigh Gardner (3.2 crore), Beth Mooney (2 crore), Sophie Dunkley (60 lakh), Anna Sutherland (70 lakh), Harleen Deol (40 lakh), Deandra Dottin (60 lakh), Sneh Rana (75 lakh), S Meghana (30 lakh), Georgia Wareham (75 lakh), Mansi Joshi (30 lakh), D Hemalatha (30 lakh), Monica Patel (30 lakh), Tanuja Kanwer (50 lakh), Sushma Verma (60 lakh), Hurley Gala (10 lakh), Ashwani Kumari (35 lakh), Parunika Sisodia (10 lakh), Shabnam Shakil (10 lakh)
WPL 2023 Schedule:
Three of the five competing teams appear to be making the playoffs as per the WPL 2023 schedule. The table-topper team will directly enter the final and second and third-place teams will play the eliminator.
The 22-match league will have five off days, the first on March 17 and the second on March 19, and the next two off days are after the league stage is complete on 22 March and 23 March.
The Eliminator takes place on March 24 at CCI stadium, and the final takes place on March 26 at DY Patil Stadium after the fifth off day on 25 March.
The entire WPL 2023 will be played at Mumbai’s CCI and DY Patil Stadium.
March 4-Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians-7:30 PM-DY Patil Stadium
March 5-Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals-3:30 PM-Brabourne – CCI
March 5-UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants-7:30 PM-DY Patil Stadium
March 6-Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore-7:30 PM Brabourne – CCI
March 7-Delhi Capitals vs UP Warriorz-7:30 PM-DY Patil Stadium
March 8-Gujarat Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore-7:30 PM Brabourne – CCI
March 9-Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians-7:30 PM-DY Patil Stadium
March 10-Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz-7:30 PM Brabourne – CCI
March 11-Gujarat Giants vs Delhi Capitals-7:30 PM-DY Patil Stadium
March 12-UP Warriorz vs Mumbai Indians-7:30 PM-Brabourne – CCI
March 13-Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore-7:30 PM-DY Patil Stadium
March 14-Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Giants 7:30 PM-Brabourne – CCI
March 15-UP Warriors vs Royal Challengers Bangalore-7:30 PM-DY Patil Stadium
March 16-Delhi Capitals vs Gujarat Giants-7:30 PM-Brabourne – CCI
March 18-Mumbai Indians vs UP Warriorz-3:30 PM-DY Patil Stadium
March 18-Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Giants -7:30 PM-Brabourne – CCI
March 20-Gujarat Giants vs UP Warriorz-3:30 PM-Brabourne – CCI
March 20-Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals-7:30 PM-DY Patil Stadium
March 21-Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians-3:30 PM-DY Patil Stadium
March 21-UP Warriorz vs Delhi Capitals-7:30 PM-Brabourne – CCI
March 24-Eliminator-7:30 PM- DY Patil Stadium
March 26–Final–7:30 PM–Brabourne – CCI
WPL 2023 Format:
The Round Robin format will follow the WPL 2023 in the group stage and playoffs format.
Here are the details
All 5 teams will play against each other twice.
The topper of the points table will directly qualify for the final
The 2nd & 3rd teams of the points table will play the eliminator match
The winner of the eliminator match will qualify for the final as the second finalist team.
WPL 2023 Rules:
Team combination always plays a huge role in a team’s strength. During the auction, each team also acquires backup players.
There is a maximum squad size of 18 players for each team allowed.
The team can’t have more than 6 overseas in their squad.
Maximum 5 overseas players allowed by a team The fifth could be from an Associate Member nation, and four of them could be from Full Member nations.
WPL 2023 Live Streaming:
For an amount of INR 951 crore, Viacom 18 had obtained the global media rights for the inaugural women’s Premier League’s television and digital broadcast under a five-year contract that would begin in 2023.
The Women’s Premier League 2023 can be watched live on the JioCinema app and website because Sports 18 Network owns the rights to broadcast the event.
The Women’s Premier League 2023 television rights in India have been acquired by the Sport18 Network, and all of the games will be broadcast on their channel.
The Jio Cinema app will be available for free to Jio customers, allowing them to watch the WPL auction live on their smartphones and laptops.
India – Sports18, Jio Cinema
United Kingdom – Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports main event
United States – Willow TV
Australia -Fox Sports, Yupp TV
Middle East -Willow TV
South Africa. -SuperSport
New Zealand – Sky Sport NZ (Sky Sport 2)
Caribbean – Flow Sports (Flow Sports 2)
Canada – Willow TV
Bangladesh – Channel 9
Afghanistan – Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA)
Nepal -Yupp TV, Net TV Nepal, SimTV Nepal
Sri Lanka- Yupp TV, SLRC, Dialog TV, PeoTV
Maldives- Yupp TV, Medianet
Singapore – StarHub TV+
Most Expensive Players:
The players that were sold at the WPL auction are listed below, and their prices are shown in Indian rupees. During the auction, 87 players were sold, 30 of which were from overseas.
Smriti Mandana -Rs 3.4 Crore -RCB
Nat Sciver -Rs 3.2 Crore -UP Warriorz
Ashleigh Gardener -Rs 3.2 Crore -Gujarat Giants
Deepti Sharma -Rs 2.6 Crore -UP Warriorz
Jemimah Rodrigues -Rs 2.2 Crore -Delhi Capitals
Shafali Verma -Rs 2.0 Crore -Delhi Capitals
Beth Mooney -Rs 2 Crore -Gujarat Giants
Pooja Vastraka -Rs 1.9 Crore -Mumbai Indians
Richa Ghosh -Rs 1.9 Crore -RCB
Sophie Ecclestone -Rs 1.8 Crore -UP Warriorz
Ellyse Perry -Rs 1.7 Crore -RCB
Harmanpreet Kaur -Rs 1.6 Crore -Mumbai Indians
Renuka Singh -Rs 1.5 Crore -RCB
Yastika Bhatia -Rs 1.5 Crore -Mumbai Indians
Tahlia Mcgrath -Rs 1.4 Crore -Mumbai Indians
Shabnim Ismail -Rs 1 Crore -UP Warriorz
Amelia Kerr -Rs 1 Crore -Mumbai Indians
Annabel Sutherland -Rs 70 Lakh -Gujarat Giants
Alyssa Healy -Rs 70 Lakh -UP Warriorz
Sophia Dunkley -Rs 60 lakh -Gujarat Giants
Deandra Dottin -Rs 60 Lakh -Gujarat Giants
Meg Lanning -Rs 50 Lakh -Delhi Capitals
Sophie Devine -Rs 50 Lakh -RCB
Harleen Deol -Rs 40 lakh -Gujarat Giants
Prize Money of WPL 2023:
The Women’s Premier League’s inaugural season will award 10 crore yen in prize money.
The Women’s Indian Premier League has a salary cap of Rs. 12 crore set by the BCCI. Every year, this amount will rise by 1.5 crores.
Women’s cricket has come a long way and has gained significant recognition and popularity in recent years. With the rise of talented players and greater exposure, the game is poised for further growth and success. It is an exciting time for women’s cricket, and we can expect to see more thrilling matches and inspiring performances from the players in the years to come.