Women's Premier League 2024 Auction - Live Blog

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Who will go for big money in this year's WPL auction?
Who will go for big money in this year's WPL auction? © BCCI

The final lot...

  • Veda Krishnamurthy is back in the mix and Gujarat Giants pick her at base price of INR 30 Lakh

  • RCB bring in Sabbineni Meghana and Simran Bahadur at base price of INR 30 Lakh each

  • Gouhar Sultana to UP Warriorz at INR 30 Lakh

  • Sophie Molineux to RCB at INR 30 Lakh

  • Tarannum Pathan to Gujarat Giants at INR 10 Lakh

A couple of interesting buys...

  • Gujarat Giants bring in Lauren Cheatle, Katherine Bryce, Mannat Kashyap for 30 Lakh, 10 Lakh and 10 Lakh respectively.

  • Mumbai Indians get Fatima Jaffer and Keerthana Balakrishnan for INR 10 Lakh each.

  • Shubha Satheesh to RCB for INR 10 Lakh. She recently got her maiden call-up to the Indian Test squad.

New set...

  • Tara Norris has no bidders this time. She played for DC last season and even picked up a five-wicket haul against RCB.

  • Spin bowler Priya Mishra to Gujarat Giants for 20 Lakh. She has 14 wickets in as many T20 games with a best of 3-16.

Gujarat Giants break the bank!

  • Chandigarh's Kashvee Gautam sparked a bidding war. GG finally got her for a whopping INR 2 Crore - the joint-most for a player in this auction and the most amount paid for an uncapped player in WPL auction. The 20-year-old has played 24 T20 matches in which she has picked 22 wickets. She bowls at a miserly economy rate of 5.82 and has best figures of 3 for 18. At the Under-19 level, Kashvee once picked all 10 wickets in an 50-over game.

  • Amanjot Kaur, S Sanjana and Amandeep Kaur to MI for 50 Lakh, 15 Lakh and 10 Lakh respectively.

  • Poonam Khemnar, Saima Thakor to UP Warriorz for 10 Lakh each.

Wicketkeepers coming up...

  • No paddles raised for Sarah Bryce

  • Aparna Mondal to DC for base price of INR 10 Lakh. She is the first player to be bought back by the franchise who released her.

  • Shivali Shinde - with a T20 best score of 100* - has no takers at the moment

Onto the uncapped set...

  • A three-way tussle for Karnataka opener Vrinda Dinesh. RCB missed out on bringing in a local player as Gujarat Giants and UP Warriorz went the distance, before the latter picked her for INR 1.30 Crore. Vrinda has scored 357 runs at a strike rate of 126.10 in 17 T20 matches.

  • Gujarat Giants bring in Trisha Poojitha for INR 10 Lakh

Back after the break...

  • Kim Garth, Lea Tahuhu, Amanda Jade-Wellington and Alana King UNSOLD.

  • MI beat GT and UPW to the signing of Shabnim Ismail. They got the South African for INR 1.20 Cr

  • Kate Cross picked up by RCB for her base price of INR 30 Lakh. RCB also got Ekta BIsht for INR 60 Lakh

  • 22 matches 238 84.10 best of 32

Players sold so far

Player Team Price
Annabel Sutherland Delhi Capitals 2 Crore
Phoebe Litchfield Gujarat Giants 1 Crore
Georgia Wareham Royal Challengers Bangalore 40 Lakh
Danielle Wyatt UP Warriorz 30 Lakh
Meghna Singh Gujarat Giants 30 Lakh

No takers for...

  • Deandra Dottin and Chamari Athapaththu. Surely teams will see value in these two absolute stars and call them back at a later stage?

  • Tammy Beaumont. The England star is registered as a wicketkeeper but has goneUNSOLD.

Set two begins...

  • RCB off the mark in today's auction. They pick Georgia Wareham for INR 30 Lakh. She featured for UP Warriorz in this year's WPL.

  • Oh what a tussle! DC and MI went really deep for Phoebe Litchfield! DC eventually pick her for INR 2 Crore

  • Gujarat Giants pick up Meghana Singh for INR 30 Lakh

  • No bids for Nadine de Klerk and Sabbineni Meghana

What a start!

  • Phoebe Litchfield goes to Gujarat Giants for INR 1 Crore. They fought off UP Warriorz to secure the signing.

  • UP Warriorz make up for it by snapping up Danni Wyatt for just INR 30 Lakh

  • No takers for Bharati Fulmani, Mona Meshram, Veda Krishnamurthy, Punam Raut, Naomi Stalenberg, Priya Punia and Maia Boucher... for now.

Players on the radar?

There are lots. Some who were shockingly not picked last season, some released ahead of today's event, some associate performers and a handful of unknown quantities who could give teams an X-factor. Purnima Malhotra gives you a detailed low-down.

Did you know:It's not just Hardik Pandya who made all the headlines for a player trade. Annabel Sutherland, who was released by Gujarat Giants, was being considered in a trade deal between the Giants and UP Warriorz. That deal eventually collapsed but it will be interesting to see if UPW go big for her in the auction.

Prelude - Auction 2.0

It's here! The second edition of the WPL auction. If last year's event was ground breaking for women's cricket - particularly in India - then this year, you could expect a lot more strategy. Last year's auction was a big learning process for all teams in squad building and doing it within the limits of a budget, about overpaying and underpaying and perhaps, on how to go about bidding astutely. Which is why today afternoon's event should be exciting, considering teams are now better equipped to approach this unpredictable aspect of the tournament. It's not a big auction, but there's still excitement.

Here's how the teams shaping up in terms of their squad size, salary capandavailable slots:

Franchise No of Players No of Overseas Players Total money spent (Rs.) Salary cap available (Rs.) Available Slots Overseas Slots
DC 15 5 11.25 2.25 3 1
GG 8 3 7.55 5.95 10 3
MI 13 5 11.4 2.1 5 1
RCB 11 3 10.15 3.35 7 3
UPW 13 5 9.5 4 5 1
Total 60 21 49.85 17.65 30 9


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