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WPL Auction 2023 Most Expensive Players: Smriti Mandhana leads 5-member 2 crore-club

Ace Indian batter Smriti Mandhana was the most expensive player (3.4 crore INR to RCB) at the WPL 2023 Auction.

WPL Auction 2023 Most Expensive Players: Smriti Mandhana leads 5-member 2 crore-club

Smriti Mandhana in action against Australia. (Source: Twitter/Smriti Mandhana)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 13 Feb 2023 4:30 PM GMT

WPL 2023 Auction LIVE: Smriti Mandhana (3.4 crore INR to RCB) became the most expensive player, breaking the 3-crore mark, in the Women's Premier League 2023 auction on Monday.

Ashleigh Gardner (3.2 crore INR to GG) and Nat Sciver (3.2 crore to MI) are the most expensive overseas players. These are the only three players to cross the 3-crore mark.

Two other players have crossed the 2-crore mark - Deepti Sharma (2.6 CR to UP) and Jemimah Rodrigues (2.2 CR to DC).

Players to have crossed 1 crore

More than 3 Crore - Smriti Mandhana (RCB) - 3.4 CR Ashleigh Gardner (GG) - 3.2 CR, Nat Sciver (MI) - 3.2 crore

More than 2 Crore - Deepti Sharma (UP) 2.6 CR, Jemimah Rodrigues (DC) - 2.2 crore

More than 1 Crore - Beth Mooney (GG) - 2 crore, Shafali Verma (DC) - 2 CR, Richa Ghosh (RCB) - 1.9 CR, Pooja Vastrakar (MI) - 1.9 CR, Harmanpreet Kaur (MI) - 1.8 CR, Sophie Ecclestone (UP) - 1.8 CR, Ellyse Perry (RCB) - 1.7 CR, Yastika Bhatia (MI) - 1.5 CR, Renuka Thakur (RCB) - 1.5 CR, Marizanne Kapp (DC) - 1.5 CR, Devika Vaidya (UP) - 1.4 CR, Tahlia McGrath (UP) - 1.4 CR, Meg Lanning (DC) - 1.1 CR


Most Expensive Player

Smriti Mandhana (Royal Challengers Bangalore) - 3.40 Crores

Most Expensive Indian Players

Smriti Mandhana (Royal Challengers Bangalore)- 3.40 Crores

Deepti Sharma (2.6 crore to UP Warriorz), Jemimah Rodrigues (2.2 crore to DC), Shafali Verma (2 crore to DC), Pooja Vastrakar (1.9 crore to MI), Richa Ghosh (1.9 CR to RCB) and Harmanpreet Kaur (1.8 crore to MI) are some of the other top picks by teams.

Most Expensive Overseas Players

Ashleigh Gardner (Gujarat Giants) and Nat Sciver (Mumbai Indians) - 3.20 Crores

Beth Mooney (Gujarat Titans), at 2 Crores, is the third most expensive overseas player. Sophie Ecclestone (1.8 CR) and Ellyse Perry (1.7 CR) complete the top five.

Most Expensive Uncapped Player

Tanuja Kanwar to Gujarat Giants - 50 L

The blistering U19 Indian opener Shweta Sehrawat (40 L) was the second most expensive uncapped player at the WPL auction.

Oldest Player

Sophie Devine (33 years) to RCB

Youngest Player

Hurley Gala (16 years) to Gujarat Giants

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