WPL 2023 Auction Date, Timings & Complete Players List

The first-ever Women’s Premier League is all set to have its inaugural WPL 2023 auction event where players from all around the world will go under the hammer with five franchises competing to rope in the best players in their franchise. WPL auction will be conducted in a similar style to Indian Premier League where a player’s name is called and ask the franchises to start the bidding as per the base price defined by the BCCI. For WPL 2023, BCCI received a whooping 1525 registrations from all around the world from which they finalized a list of 409 players from 15 countries and selected 246 Indians and 163 overseas players to go into the final auction players list. 

WPL 2023 Auction Summary

The Women’s Premier League auction event will be held in Mumbai in the afternoon timings on February 13. The complete WPL 2023 auction details are as follows.

Date13th February 2023
Time2.30 pm IST
Auction Purse12 Crore (Each Franchise)
Total Players Available409

Players with the Highest Base Price of INR 50 Lakh

Women’s Premier League auction has 24 players registered who have set the highest base price set which means that it is the minimum amount for which these players are willing to participate in WPL. The official amount for which a player can be roped in can often be different because of the intense auction battle between the franchises. Here is a complete WPL 2023 Auction players list of 24 players who have a base price set at INR 50 Lakhs.

Sophie DevineNew Zealand
Sophie EcclestoneEngland
Ashleigh GardnerAustralia
Harmanpreet KaurIndia
Ellyse PerryAustralia
Natalie SciverEngland
Deepti SharmaIndia
Renuka SinghIndia
Meg LanningAustralia
Jemimah RodriguesIndia
Shafali VermaIndia
Deandra DottinWest Indies
Pooja VastrakarIndia
Dani WyattEngland
Richa GhoshIndia
Alyssa HealyAustralia
Jess JonassenAustralia
Sneh RanaIndia
Sinalo JaftaSouth Africa
Katherine BruntEngland
Meghna SinghIndia
Loryn PhiriZimbabwe
Darcie BrownAustralia

Players with Base Price of INR 40 Lakh

In the 2nd category, there are 30 players who are registered for the WPL 2023 auction event with a base price of INR 40 Laks which includes players from all top cricket playing nations including Ireland & Bangladesh. The complete WPL 2023 Auction players list with a base price of INR 40 Lakhs is as follows.

Hayley MatthewsWest Indies
Shabnim IsmailSouth Africa
Amelia KerrNew Zealand
Tahlia McgrathAustralia
Beth MooneyAustralia
Harleen DeolIndia
Heather KnightEngland
Yastika BhatiaIndia
Amy JonesEngland
Megan SchuttAustralia
Rajeshwari GayakwadIndia
Alana KingAustralia
Marizanne KappSouth Africa
Salma KhatunBangladesh
Shikha PandeyIndia
Radha YadavIndia
Phoebe LitchfieldAustralia
Priya PuniaIndia
Mignon Du PreezSouth Africa
Kyshona KnightWest Indies
Lizelle LeeSouth Africa
Reniece BoyceWest Indies
Natasha McleanWest Indies
Amanda-Jade WellingtonAustralia
Rumana AhmedBangladesh
Punam RautIndia
Devika VaidyaIndia
Arlene KellyIreland
Stafanie TaylorWest Indies
Charlotte DeanEngland

All Other Categories in WPL Auction 2023

Apart from above mentioned two top categories interms of price, BCCI has created a set of other categories for the remaining 355 players in the WPL 2023 Auction which are spread into the base prices of 30 Lakh, 20 Lakh & 10 Lakh. The WPL 2023 Auction players list includes all kinds of players with skillsets for bowling, batters, wicket-keepers & most importantly all-rounders who are often the match winners in T20 cricket. 

Here is a breakdown of the total number of players registered under each remaining base price category. 

  • 148 players are registered under INR 30 Lakhs price cap
  • 16 players are registered under INR 20 Lakhs price cap
  • 191 players are registered under INR 10 Lakhs price cap

WPL 2023 Auction Rules

Each franchise will certainly look to backup options available in case of an injury or a poor form. BCCI has defined some key rules before the WPL 2023 Auction event for team combinations which are as follows.

  • Each franchise is allowed to have a maximum squad strength of 18 players
  • No franchise can pick more than six overseas players in their team
  • Each franchise can play five overseas players in the playing XI, one of whom should be from an associate member nation. 

Where To Watch the WPL 2023 Auction Event

A few weeks ago, Viacom 18 was announced as the official broadcaster for the Women’s Premier League for the next five years with a historic high-value bid of INR 951 crore which is a key element for WPL to become the most successful Women’s cricket tournament in the circuit. 

Cricket fans in India and all around the world can enjoy WPL 2023 Auction live streaming on JIO Cinema for completely free while on the linear broadcast you can tune into the Sports18 channel to enjoy this historic WPL 2023 Auction event. 

WPL 2023 Venues

The inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League will be played in Mumbai on two different cricket stadiums mainly because the WPL is starting just eight days after the conclusion of the Women’s T20 World Cup which is to be played in South Africa. Due to logistical reasons, it was decided to host complete WPL in a single venue because many players & coaches will have to directly travel to India from South Africa to participate in this event. BCCI has revealed WPL 2023 will be played at the Brabourne Stadium and the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. 

WPL 2023 Auction Players List Download

We have compiled a complete WPL 2023 Auction Players list which has full details of all 409 players who are participating in the WPL auction event. The PDF file also contains information about the auction sets which are categorized into bowlers, batters, spin bowlers, wickets-keepers & all-rounders.

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