WPL 2023: Women’s Premier League auction was already completed in Mumbai, India. The WPL auction garnered a lot of attention in the Indian media and the global media as well so far.
The BCCI has done well to organize the Women’s Premier League which will change the scenario for Women’s Cricket as a whole. A lot of women cricketers and those in the fraternity have been holding attention against the BCCI.
The pressure was constantly on against the BCCI to bring an Indian Premier League (IPL) style women’s league. BCCI is a cash-rich cricket board and many thought a WPL idea could greatly benefit if it came out from India.
There are already two major women’s cricket leagues. Women’s Big Bash League (Australia) and Women’s Hundred (England) are in motion. It was high time for the BCCI to come up with its league.
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Things took a different turn when the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced its plan for a women’s league. The BCCI hurriedly chartered out its plan for a Women’s Premier League. The BCCI has already taken a leap against the PCB in this.
The women’s Premier League will begin in the first week of March. Though there is massive excitement but Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise did not buy any team due to which the excitement is curbed.
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WPL 2023: Five players who are likely to be on the bench
1. Komal Zanzad
Royal Challengers Bangalore went on to sign Komal Zanzad who has done well in the domestic circuit. However, her recent season in domestic cricket hasn’t gone well. And with Renuka Singh at the helm, Komal Zanzad could end up on the bench.
2. Aparna Mondal
Aparna Mondal was bought by Delhi Capitals in the WPL auction. However, Aparna Mondal’s form hasn’t been good in the past few months. Delhi Capitals has a wide range of options like Shafali Verma, Taniya Bhatia, etc.
3. Shabnam Md Shakil
Shabnam Md Shakil broke the news as she was the youngest to get sold in the auction. The 15-year-old was picked up by Gujarat Giants. Shabnam Md Shakil has a lot to learn and she might be a signing for the future.
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4. Neelam Bisht
Neelam Bisht is a fine all-rounder from Punjab who was bought by Mumbai Indians. However, she is still down the pecking order as she has played her last match in November 2021. Sonam Yadav and Saikaa Ishaque are ahead of Neelam Bisht.
5. Erin Burns
The Top order Australian batter was yet another pick from the Mumbai Indians side. With Harmanpreet Kaur and Dane van Niekerk, Erin Burns seems a less likely option to be featured in the playing XI.
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