Women’s Premier League (WPL) inaugural edition is all set to be played from March 4 to March 26 next month with five franchises participating in the tournament. All the WPL 2023 team squads were finalized in the WPL 2023 auction event which was held in Mumbai on the 13th of February, 2023. It was a historic occasion for Women’s cricket all around the globe to witness young and experienced women cricketers in the squad of all teams in WPL 2023 being picked for huge sums of money which will definitely be going to change Women’s cricket forever.
WPL 2023 All Teams Squad Summary
After the auction event it has been confirmed that many of the WPL Players List 2023 include players who are participating in the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 so they all will be traveling directly to India after the conclusion of the World Cup. Hence why BCCI preferred to host the entire tournament in two different venues due to logistical challenges.
|Tournament Dates||March 4 to March 26, 2023,|
|Tournament Venues||Brabourne Stadium and DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai|
|Teams Strength||15 to 18 players|
|Maximum overseas Players||6 foreign players including one from associate nations|
|Maximum Overseas Players in Final XI||4 from Full Member nations & 1 from Associate|
WPL 2023 Squad All Teams
All the WPL 2023 team squads have many experienced highly rated Women cricketers from Australia, England, South Africa, New Zealand, India along with many young emerging cricketers from India who will have great exposure to play alongside legend cricketers like Meg Lanning in the mentorship of legends like Mithali Sharma, Sania Mirza & others.
Below are the officially confirmed WPL 2023 team squads for all five franchises.
WPL 2023 Gujarat Giants Squad
Gujarat Giants is the most expensive franchise in the Women’s Premier League which purchased the franchise rights for a whooping price of INR 1289 crore for Ahmedabad city.
Gujarat Giants utilized their full 12 Cr WPL auction money and picked a complete 18-member squad which is as follows.
|Ashleigh Gardner||Australia||Allrounder||INR 3.20 crores|
|Beth Mooney||Australia||Wicketkeeper||INR 2.00 Crores|
|Sophia Dunkley||England||Batter||INR 60 Lakhs|
|Annabel Sutherland||Australia||Allrounder||INR 70 Lakhs|
|Harleen Deol||India||Allrounder||INR 40 Lakhs|
|Deandra Dottin||West Indies||Allrounder||INR 60 Lakhs|
|Sneh Rana||India||Bowler||INR 75 Lakhs|
|S Meghana||India||Batter||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Georgia Wareham||Australia||Bowler||INR 75 Lakhs|
|Mansi Joshi||India||Bowler||INR 30 Lakhs|
|D Hemalatha||India||Batter||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Monica Patel||India||Allrounder||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Tanuja Kanwer||India||Bowler||INR 50 Lakhs|
|Sushma Verma||India||Wicketkeeper||INR 60 Lakhs|
|Hurley Gala||India||Allrounder||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Ashwani Kumari||India||Allrounder||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Parunika Sisodia||India||Bowler||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Shabnam MD||India||Bowler||INR 10 Lakhs|
Team Gujarat has also announced star-studded coaching panel for the inaugural edition of WPL which includes Mithali Raj as team mentor, Rachael Haynes as a head coach & Nooshin Al Khadeer as the bowling coach.
WPL 2023 UP Warriorz Squad
Capri Global Holdings Pvt Ltd was successful to purchased the rights for a WPL franchise based in Lucknow at a price of 757 Crore. They are not new to the cricket business as recently they also purchased franchise rights For Sharjah Warriors in International League T20 (ILT20) which successfully held its inaugural edition earlier this year.
The complete 16-member squad for UP Warriorz is as follows.
|Sophie Ecclestone||England||Allrounder||INR 1.80 crores|
|Deepti Sharma||India||Allrounder||INR 2.60 crores|
|Tahlia McGrath||Australia||Allrounder||INR 1.40 crore|
|Shabnim Ismail||South Africa||Bowler||INR 1.00 crore|
|Alyssa Healy||Australia||Wicketkeeper||INR 70 Lakhs|
|Anjali Sarvani||India||Bowler||INR 55 Lakhs|
|Rajeshwari Gayakwad||India||Bowler||INR 40 Lakhs|
|Parshavi Chopra||India||Allrounder||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Shweta Sehrawat||India||Allrounder||INR 40 Lakhs|
|S Yashasri||India||Bowler||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Kiran Navgire||India||Batter||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Grace Harris||Australia||Bowler||INR 75 Lakhs|
|Devika Vaidya||India||Allrounder||INR 1.4 crore|
|Lauren Bell||England||Bowler||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Laxmi Yadav||India||Bowler||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Simran Shaikh||India||Batsman||INR 10 Lakhs|
WPL 2023 Mumbai Indians Women Squad
Mumbai Indians franchise which is owned by Indiawin Sports Pvt Ltd will be lead by Indian National team captain Harmanpreet Kaur. They utilized their WPL auction purse to pick a squad of 17 players with Natalie Sciver from England becoming the most expensive player at the auction event for Mumbai.
The complete Mumbai Indians Women squad for WPL as follows.
|Harmanpreet Kaur||India||Batter||INR 1.60 crores|
|Natalie Sciver||England||Allrounder||INR 3.20 crores|
|Amelia Kerr||New Zealand||Allrounder||INR 1.00 crores|
|Pooja Vastrakar||India||Allrounder||INR 1.90 crores|
|Yastika Bhatia||India||Wicketkeeper||INR 1.50 crores|
|Heather Graham||Australia||Allrounder||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Issy Wong||England||Bowler||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Amanjot Kaur||India||Batter||INR 50 Lakhs|
|Dhara Gujjar||India||Batter||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Saika Ishaque||India||Batter||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Hayley Matthews||West Indies||Allrounder||INR 40 Lakhs|
|Chloe Tryon||South Africa||Allrounder||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Humaira Kazi||India||Allrounder||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Priyanka Bala||India||Batter||INR 20 Lakhs|
|Sonam Yadav||India||Bowler||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Neelam Bisht||India||Batter||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Jintamani Kalita||India||Allrounder||INR 10 Lakhs|
WPL 2023 Delhi Capitals Women Squad
Meg Lanning is the most prominent and exciting pick made by Delhi Capitals in the WPL auction event as Meg is considered a modern cricket legend who has helped Australia win many World Tournaments already. She will most likely be named as the captain for Delhi Capitals in the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League.
The complete WPL team squad 2023 for Delhi Capitals Women is as follows.
|Jemimah Rodrigues||India||Batter||INR 2.20 crores|
|Meg Lanning||Australia||Batter||INR 1.10 crores|
|Shafali Verma||India||Batter||INR 2 crores|
|Radha Yadav||India||Allrounder||INR 40 Lakhs|
|Shikha Pandey||India||Allrounder||INR 60 Lakhs|
|Marizanne Kapp||South Africa||Allrounder||INR 1.5 crores|
|Titas Sadhu||India||Bowler||INR 25 Lakhs|
|Alice Capsey||England||Batter||INR 75 Lakhs|
|Tara Norris||USA||Bowler||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Laura Harris||Australia||Batter||INR 45 Lakhs|
|Jasia Akhtar||India||Batter||INR 20 Lakhs|
|Minnu Mani||India||Allrounder||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Taniya Bhatia||India||Wicketkeeper||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Poonam Yadav||India||Bowler||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Jess Jonassen||Australia||Bowler||INR 50 Lakhs|
|Sneha Deepthi||India||Allrounder||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Arundhati Reddy||India||Allrounder||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Aparna Mondal||India||Wicketkeeper||INR 10 Lakhs|
WPL 2023 RCB Women Squad
RCB was the 3rd most expensive franchise in WPL team auction event which is owned by Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd at a price of 901 Crore. Smrithi Mandhana, the most expensive player in the auction for RCB has been named the captain of the franchise.
The complete 18-member RCB Women squad for WPL 2023 is as follows.
|Smrithi Mandhana||India||Batter||INR 3.40 crores|
|Sophie Devine||New Zealand||Allrounder||INR 50 lakh|
|Ellyse Perry||Australia||Allrounder||INR 1.70 crores|
|Renuka Singh||India||Bowler||INR 1.50 crores|
|Richa Ghosh||India||Wicketkeeper||INR 1.90 crores|
|Erin Burns||Australia||Allrounder||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Disha Kasat||India||Batter||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Indrani Roy||India||Wicketkeeper||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Shreyanka Patil||India||Batter||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Kanika Ahuja||India||Batter||INR 35 Lakhs|
|Asha Shobana||India||Batter||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Heather Knight||England||Allrounder||INR 40 Lakhs|
|Dane van Niekerk||South Africa||Allrounder||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Preeti Bose||India||Bowler||INR 30 Lakhs|
|Poonam Khemnar||India||Allrounder||INR 10 Lakhs|
|Komal Zanzad||India||Bowler||INR 25 Lakhs|
|Megan Schutt||Australia||Bowler||INR 40 Lakhs|
|Sahana Pawar||India||Bowler||INR 10 Lakhs|
WPL 2023 All Teams Captains
Some of the franchises have already announced the captains for WPL 2023 while few have still kept it a secret which is to be announced in coming weeks. Looking at the team combinations all the franchises have more than 2 suitable options available who can easily lead the side which shows all franchises have done their homework pretty well.
|Mumbai Indians||Harmanpreet Kaur|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Smrithi Mandhana|
|Delhi Capitals||Meg Lanning|
WPL 2023 All Teams Coaches
All the franchises in WPL 2023 have confirmed their coaching panels and it is very exciting to see highly experienced coaching personnel have joined the teams.
The complete list of head coaches for WPL all teams is as follows.
|Team Name||Head Coach|
|Gujarat Giants||Rachael Haynes|
|Mumbai Indians||Charlotte Edwards|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Ben Sawyer|
|Delhi Capitals||Jonathan Batty|
|UP Warriorz||Jon Lewis|