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
Owner- Diageo
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

City-Mumbai, Maharashtra
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
    Capacity: 20,000
  • DY Patil Stadium
    Capacity: 45,000

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.

Location Broadcaster

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.

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