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WPL Auction Youngest Buys: U19 Stars Shabnam and Sonam picked by GG and MI

Shabnam Shakil and Sonam Yadav became the youngest players to be picked in WPL Auction 2023.

WPL Auction Youngest Buys: U19 Stars Shabnam and Sonam picked by GG and MI
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Sonam Yadav and Shabnam Shakil became the youngest players of WPL 2023.

By

The Bridge Desk

Updated: 13 Feb 2023 4:59 PM GMT

15-year-old Shabnam Shakil and Sonam Yadav became the youngest players to be picked in the auctions of Women's Premier League 2023 on Wednesday.

Other two youngsters who were picked by WPL teams were Parshavi Chopra and Hurley Gala. All these four players were a part of the U19 World Cup winning team.

Shabnam Shakil- The Pace Girl

Age: 15 Years

Hailing from Vishakapatanam, Andhra Pradhes, Shabnam Shakil is known for her pace bowling. She impressed everyone during the U19 World Cup with her pace bowling.

Picked by Gujarat Giants in the auction, Shabnam will work with her coach from U19 WC, Nooshin Al Khadeer and Indian legend Mithali Raj.

Sonam Yadav- The left armer

Age: 15 Years

Sonam Yadav was picked by Mumbai Indians for the base price of 10 lakh. Known for her wicket-taking ability, Sonam Yadav has been performing well on the domestic level for some time.

Representing Uttar Pradesh on the domestic circuit, Sonam Yadav has a knack of producing wicket taking deliveries and will look to learn from the likes of Harmanpreet Kaur and Natalie Sciver.

Parshavi Chopra- The googly queen

Age: 16 Years

Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, the leg-spinner Parshavi was picked by UP Warriorz for the base price of 10 lakhs.

Known for her leg-breaks and googlies, Parshavi was part of the deadly spin triplet along with Mannat Kashyap and Archana Devi which accounted for 28 wickets through the tournament and was crucial in India's triumph.

She finished tournament as the leading wicket-taker for India which certainly played a role in UP Warriorz picking up the youngster.

Hurley Gala- The Gritty All-rounder

Age: 16 years

The pace all-rounder from Mumbai is a known name in the junior cricketing circles. With her ability to bowl anywhere in the innings and batting prowess in lower order, she is an utility player for any side.

Picked by Gujarat Giants for base price of 10 Lakh, Hurley will be rubbing her shoulders with likes of Deandra Dottin, Beth Mooney and Sophie Dunkley which will help her in the upcoming future.

Other players to be picked from the U19 World Cup winnign team far are Shweta Sehrawat (40 Lakh to UP Warriorz), S Yashasri (10 Lakh to UP Warriorz) and Titas Sadhu (25 Lakh to Delhi Capitals).

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