The Women’s Premier League(WPL 2024) action is all set to begin on February 23 (Friday) with reigning champions Mumbai Indians (MI) replay final of 2023 against the Delhi Capitals at the M.Chinnaswamy in Bengaluru So fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a thrilling voyage to watch 22 matches across 2 venues this season.
Banking on her wealth of experience, MI have signed veteran South Africa pacer Shabnim Ismail at the auction for INR 1.20 crore. The franchise, which has former England captain Charlotte Edwards as head coach, also inducted Sajana Sajeevan, Amandeep Kaur, Keerthana Balakrishnan and Fatima Jaffer at the auction.
The team has assembled in Mumbai to begin its training ahead of the 2024 season. Heading into the preparatory phase prior to the upcoming WPL season, Edwards said: It has been really lovely the last couple of days. Getting to know the new players and catching up with players from the last season has been great. We have seven players in the camp already. They have had lots of cricket already. It has been a nice start so far.
In addition to Edwards, mentor and bowling coach Jhulan Goswami, batting coach Devieka Palshikaar, fielding coach Lydia Greenway, as well as other support staff members have arrived. As the players arrive at the camp in batches, Yastika Bhatia, Amanjot Kaur, Humairaa Kaazi, Saika Ishaque, Jintimani Kalita, Sajana, Keerthana, Priyanka Bala and Fatima have checked in, with personal assessments and customised practice in place.
Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia, Natalie Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Isabelle Wong, Chloe Tryon, Pooja Vastrakar, Saika Ishaque, Amanjot Kaur, Jintimani Kalita, Humairaa Kaazi, Priyanka Bala, Shabnim Ismail, Sajana Sajeevan, Amandeep Kaur, Keerthana Balakrishnan and Fatima Jaffer.
No change in the format of the event since 2023. The team that finishes at the top of the table will qualify directly to the final and the teams which have finished second and third will play an eliminator match to play the table topper in the final of WPL.
February 23- Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals in Bengaluru
February 24- Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriors in Bengaluru
February 25- Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians in Bengaluru
February 26 – UP Warriors vs Delhi Capitals in Bengaluru
February 27 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Giants in Bengaluru
February 28 – Mumbai Indians vs UP Warriors in Bengaluru
February 29 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals in Bengaluru
March 1 – UP Warriors vs Gujarat Giants in Bengaluru
March 2 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians in Bengaluru
March 3 – Gujarat Giants vs Delhi Capitals in Bengaluru
March 4 – UP Warriors vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru
March 5 – Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians in Delhi
March 6 – Gujarat Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Delhi
March 7 – UP Warriors vs Mumbai Indians in Delhi
March 8 – Delhi Capitals vs UP Warriors in Delhi
March 9 – Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Giants in Delhi
March 10 – Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Delhi
March 11 – Gujarat Giants vs UP Warriors in Delhi
March 12 – Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Delhi
March 13 – Delhi Capitals vs Gujarat Giants in Delhi
March 15 – Eliminator in Delhi
March 17 – Final in Delhi