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WPL Auction, UP Warriorz Full Squad: Deepti Sharma leads team studded with all-rounders

UP Warriorz have built a 16-member side around Deepti Sharma for the 2023 Women's Premier League (WPL).

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Deepti Sharma, from Uttar Pradesh, will probably captain the Lucknow side. (BCCI)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 13 Feb 2023 4:56 PM GMT

WPL Auction: UP Warriorz have formed a team with some star-allrounders at the Women's Premier League (WPL) auction on Wednesday. They picked up Sophie Ecclestone and Deepti Sharma as their first picks. Alyssa Healy was their first pick in the batting department.

Capri Global had bought the Lucknow franchise for INR. 757 crore - the cheapest of all the five teams, and have since gone about their business smartly by appointing some experienced names to run the team.

Their player selections on auction day showed an inclination to forming a bowler-heavy team, with some younger batters playing around Alyssa Healy. They were the first team to pick their minimum quota of 15 players. They managed to add just another player, exhausting their budget with a 16-member squad.

UP Warriorz Squad

Players Bought: Deepti Sharma (2.6 crore), Sophie Ecclestone (1.8 crore), Tahlia McGrath (1.4 crore), Shabnim Ismail (1 crore), Alyssa Healy (70 L), Anjali Sarvani (55 L), Rajeshwari Gayakwad (40 L), Parshavi Chopra (10 L), Shweta Sehrawat (40 L), S Yasashri (10 L), Kiran Navgire (30 L), Grace Harris (75 L), Devika Vaidya (1.4 CR), Lauren Bell (30 L), Laxmi Yadav (10 L), Simran Shaikh (10 L)

Overseas Players: Sophie Ecclestone (ENG), Tahlia McGrath (AUS), Shabnim Ismail (SA), Alyssa Healy (AUS), Grace Harris (AUS)

Possible Captain: Deepti Sharma

UP Warriorz Squad Breakdown

Batters: Alyssa Healy, Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navgire, Devika Vaidya, Laxmi Yadav, Simran Shaikh

Bowlers: Sophie Ecclestone, Shabnim Ismail, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Parshavi Chopra, S Yasashri, Lauren Bell

All-rounders: Deepti Sharma, Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris

Coaching Staff: Jon Lewis (Head Coach), Anju Jain (Assistant Coach), Ashley Noffke (Bowling Coach), Lisa Sthalekar (Mentor)

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