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WPL 2023: Complete Squad and 87 Players List for All 5 Teams

A total of 87 players sold as we look at the complete squad and players list for all 4 teams post WPL 2023 Auction. 

The first edition of the Women’s Premier League successfully kick-started with WPL 2023 Auction on Monday, February 13. A historic day that would change the fate of Women’s cricket saw 5 teams aggressively bidding to acquire some of the best Women players in the World.

A total of 87 players were purchased in the Auction including 36 overseas players. Except for UP Warriorz and Mumbai Indians, the other 3 teams completely exhausted their quota of 18 players. A total of INR 59.5 Cr was spent 5 franchises in a bid to acquire 87 players.

Smriti Mandhana remains the highest-bid player with a bid of 3.4 Cr. Apart from Mandhana, 19 more players got a salary of more than 1 Cr. So, with the Auction process now completed, let’s look at the complete final squad and players list for all 5 teams for WPL 2023.    

#1: Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals purchased a total of 18 players in the WPL 2023 Auction. The star of India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2023 match, Jemimah Rodrigues remains the highest-bid player for Delhi Capitals at 2.2 Cr. Overall, Delhi Capitals purchased 6 batters, 2 wicket-keepers, 7 all-rounders, and 3 pure bowlers. Here’s the full list of players that the Delhi Capitals bought in the Auction. 

WPL 2023: Official Squad and Players List for Delhi Capitals (DC W)

Batters: Jasia Akhtar, Jemimah Rodrigues, Laura Harris, Meg Lanning, Shafali Verma & Sneha Deepthi

WKs: Aparna Mondel & Taniya Bhatia

All-rounders: Alice Capsey, Arundhati Reddy, Jess Jonassen, Marizanne Kapp, Minnu Mani, Radha Yadav & Shikha Pandey

Bowlers: Poonam Yadav, Tara Norris & Titas Sadhu 

#2: Gujarat Giants

Gujarat Titans purchased a total of 18 players in the WPL 2023 Auction. Australia’s Ashleigh Gardner remains the highest-bid player for Gujarat Giants at 3.2 Cr. Overall, Gujarat Giants purchased 2 batters, 2 wicket-keepers, 11 all-rounders, and 3 pure bowlers. Here’s the full list of players that Gujarat Giants bought in the Auction. 

WPL 2023: Official Squad and Players List for Gujarat Giants

Batters: Sabbhineni Meghana & Sophia Dunkley

WKs: Beth Mooney & Sushma Verma

All-rounders: Annabel Sutherland, Ashleigh Gardner, Ashwani Kumari, D Hemalatha, Deandra Dottin, Georgia Wareham, Harleen Deol, Hurley Gala, Mansi Joshi, Sneh Rana & Tanuja Kanwer

Bowlers: Monica Patel, Parunika Sisodia & Shabnam Shakil

#3: Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians purchased a total of 17 players in the WPL 2023 Auction. Natalie Sciver remains the highest-bid player for Mumbai Indians at 3.2 Cr. Overall, Mumbai Indians purchased 2 batters, 2 wicket-keepers, 11 all-rounders, and 2 pure bowlers. Here’s the full list of players that the Mumbai Indians bought in the Auction. 

WPL 2023: Official Squad and Players List for Mumbai Indians W

Batters: Dhara Gujjar

WKs: Priyanka Bala & Yastika Bhatia

All-rounders: Amanjot Kaur, Amelia Kerr, Chloe Tryon, Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Matthews, Heather Graham, Humaira Kazi, Isabelle Wong, Jintamani Kalita, Nat Sciver, Neelam Bisht & Pooja Vastrakar

Bowlers: Saika Ishaque & Sonam Yadav

#4: Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore purchased a total of 18 players in the WPL 2023 Auction. India’s Smriti Mandhana remains the highest-bid player of WPL 2023 at 3.4 Cr. Overall, RCB purchased 2 batters, 2 wicket-keepers, 9 all-rounders, and 5 pure bowlers. Here’s the full list of players that the RCB bought in the Auction. 

WPL 2023: Official Squad and Players List for Royal Challengers Bangalore W

Batters: Disha Kasat & Smriti Mandhana

WKs: Indrani Roy & Richa Ghosh

All-rounders: Asha Shobana, Dane van Niekerk, Ellyse Perry, Erin Burns, Heather Knight, Kanika Ahuja, Poonam Khemnar, Shreyanka Patil & Sophie Devine

Bowlers: Komal Zanzad, Megan Schutt, Renuka Singh, Preeti Bose & Sahana Pawar

#5: UP Warriorz

UP Warriorz purchased the least players in the WPL 2023 Auction with 16 players in their kitty. Deepti Sharma remains the highest-bid player of WPL 2023 at 3.4 Cr. Overall, UP Warriorz purchased 3 batters, 2 wicket-keepers, 7 all-rounders, and 4 pure bowlers. Here’s the full list of players that the UP Warriorz bought in the Auction. 

WPL 2023: Official Squad and Players List for UP Warriorz (WPW)

Batters: Kiran Navgire, Shweta Sehrawat & Simran Shaikh

WKs: Alyssa Healy & Laxmi Yadav

All-rounders: Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Grace Harris, Parshavi Chopra, S Yashasri, Sophie Ecclestone & Tahlia McGrath

Bowlers: Anjali Sarvani, Lauren Bell, Rajeshwari Gayakwad & Shabnim Ismail

So, that’s about the list of players that were purchased in the WPL 2023 Auction. It’s a historic Auction that would be cherished for a lifetime as it marks a significant event in Women’s cricket. Meanwhile. the Women’s Premier League is scheduled to take place from March 6 to March 26. 

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Sonal Jain

Sonal is an experienced cricket author with over 5 years of experience in the field. She follows Indian cricket to the core with a deep interest in the Indian Premier League, World Cup, IPL 2024, etc.