The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will start the Women’s Premium League (WPL) on 4th March at the DY Patil Stadium with a blockbuster clash between Gujarat Giants and Mumbai Indians.
In its inaugural edition, 5 teams – Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Giants, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore & UP Warriorz splurged their purse to acquire some of the best talents in the international and domestic circuit.
In its first season, the Women’s Premier League will stage a total of 20 league matches and 2 Playoff games that will be played in a duration of 23 days.
India’s Smriti Mandhana was the top buy as she was sold for a whopping INR 3.40 Crore to Royal Challengers Bangalore. Team India Captain Harmanpreet Kaur was sold to Mumbai Indians for INR 1.80 Crore while the rest of the stars from India and around the globe too made the cut in one of the five franchises.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has signed Dream11, CEAT Tyres, and Amul as partners for the upcoming TATA Women’s Premier League (WPL). The three brands are pioneers and industry leaders in their respective categories and will be associated for three seasons from 2023 to 2025.
|UP Warriorz||Capri Global|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Diageo|
|Mumbai Indians||Reliance Industries|
|Gujarat Giants||Adani Group|
There are five teams that will play in the WPL. These are:
- Delhi Capitals
- Jonathan Batty – Head Coach
- Hemlata Kala – Assistant Coach
- Lisa Keightley – Assistant Coach
- Biju George – Fielding Coach
- Mumbai Indians
- Charlotte Edwards – Head Coach
- Jhulan Goswami – Team Mentor and Bowling Coach
- Devieka Palshikaar – Batting Coach
- Gujarat Giants
- Mithali Raj – Mentor and Advisor
- Rachael Haynes – Head Coach
- Nooshin Al Khadeer – Bowling Coach
- Tushar Arothe – Batting Coach
- Gavan Twining – Fielding Coach
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Ben Sawyer – Head Coach
- Mike Hesson – Director of Cricket Operations
- Malolan Rangarajan – Assistant Head Coach & Head of Scouting
- Vanitha VR – Fielding Coach & Scout
- RX Murali- Batting Coach
- Sania Mirza – Mentor
- UP Warriorz
- Jon Lewis – Head Coach
- Anju Jain – Assistant Coach
- Ashley Noffke – Bowling Coach
- Lisa Sthalekar – Mentor
The WPL will be played in two locations. These are:
- Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
- Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
|S.No.||Date & Day||Match||Time (IST)||Venue|
|1||March 4, Saturday||Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|2||March 5, Sunday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals||3:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|3||March 5, Sunday||UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|4||March 6, Monday||Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|5||March 7, Tuesday||Delhi Capitals vs UP Warriorz||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|6||March 8, Wednesday||Gujarat Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|7||March 9, Thursday||Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|8||March 10, Friday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|9||March 11, Saturday||Gujarat Giants vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|10||March 12, Sunday||UP Warriorz vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|11||March 13, Monday||Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|12||March 14, Tuesday||Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Giants||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|13||March 15, Wednesday||UP Warriorz vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|14||March 16, Thursday||Delhi Capitals vs Gujarat Giants||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|15||March 18, Saturday||Mumbai Indians vs UP Warriorz||3:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|16||March 18, Saturday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Giants||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|17||March 20, Monday||Gujarat Giants vs UP Warriorz||3:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|18||March 20, Monday||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|19||March 21, Tuesday||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians||3:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|20||March 21, Tuesday||UP Warriorz vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|21||March 24, Friday||Eliminator||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|22||March 26, Sunday||Final||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Meg Lanning, Titas Sadhu, Marizanne Kapp, Alice Capsey, Shikha Pandey, Jess Jonassen, Laura Harris, Radha Yadav, Minnu Mani, Taniya Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Sneha Deepthi, Arundhati Reddy, Jasia Akhtar, Tara Norris, Aparna Mondal.
Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney (Captain), Georgia Wareham, Sneh Rana (Vice-Captain), Annabel Sutherland, Deandra Dottin, Sophia Dunkley, Sushma Verma, Tanuja Kanwer, Harleen Deol, Ashwani Kumari, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Monica Patel, Sabbineni Meghana, Hurley Gala, Parunika Sisodia, Shabnam Md Shakil.
Natalie Sciver-Brunt, Pooja Vastrakar, Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Yastika Bhatia, Amelia Kerr, Amanjot Kaur, Hayley Matthews, Chloe Tryon, Heather Graham, Isabelle Wong, Priyanka Bala, Dhara Gujjar, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Neelam Bisht, Saika Ishaque, Sonam Yadav.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Smriti Mandhana (Captain), Richa Ghosh, Ellyse Perry, Renuka Singh Thakur, Sophie Devine, Heather Knight, Megan Schutt, Kanika Ahuja, Dané Van Niekerk, Erin Burns, Preeti Bose, Komal Zanzad, Asha Shobana, Disha Kasat, Indrani Roy, Poonam Khemnar, Sahana Pawar, Shreyanka Patil.
Deepti Sharma (Vice-Captain), Sophie Ecclestone, Devika Vaidya, Tahlia McGrath, Shabnim Ismail, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy (Captain), Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navgire, Lauren Bell, Laxmi Yadav, Parshavi Chopra, Soppadhandi Yashasri, Simran Shaikh.
Where to watch?
The WPL 2023 will be live broadcasted on:
|India||Sports18, Jio Cinema|
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Main Event|
|United States||Willow TV|
|Australia||Fox Sports, Yupp TV|
|Middle East||Willow TV|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NZ (Sky Sport 2)|
|Caribbean||Flow Sports (Flow Sports 2)|
|Afghanistan||Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA)|
|Nepal||Yupp TV, Net TV Nepal, SimTV Nepal|
|Sri Lanka||Yupp TV, SLRC, Dialog TV, PeoTV|
|Maldives||Yupp TV, Medianet|
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