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Top five expensive buys of Women's Premier League Auction 2024

By Akanksha - December 11, 2023 - Last updated on Dec 12, 2023 12:07 AM
Top five expensive buys of Women's Premier League Auction 2024

On Saturday, the Women's Premier League season two auction for the next year was held. Throughout the auction, there were several unexpected high-value selections as well as some startling rejections. Let's examine the top five most costly purchases made throughout the auction. The 2024 Women's Premier League auction filled thirty spots among five franchises. A total of five athletes joined the Crorepathi club. The top five players in the 2024 WPL mini-auction are shown below.

Top Five Expensive Buys of Women's Premier League Auction 2024

Rank Player Name Amount (in CR) Team
5 Phoebe Litchfield 1 Gujarat Giants
4 Shabnim Ismail 1.2 Mumbai Indians
3 Vrinda Dinesh 1.3 UP Warriorz
2 Kashvee Gautam 2 Gujarat Giants
1 Annabel Sutherland 2 Delhi Capitals

5. Phoebe Litchfield - Rs 1 CR to Gujarat Giants

Phoebe Litchfield

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For one crore rupees, the Gujarat Giants acquired Australian hitter Phoebe Litchfield. In October, the 20-year-old scored one hundred and eighteen balls, matching Sophie Devine's record for the quickest fifty in women's T20Is. She often represents Sydney Thunder in the Women's Big Bash League. Since making her debut for her country this year, Litchfield has been able to replace players like Alyssa Healy in the batting order with unprecedented strength.

4. Shabnim Ismail - Rs. 1.2 CR to Mumbai Indians

Shabnim Ismail

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Shabnim Ismail, a fast bowler from South Africa, was sold to the Mumbai Indians for Rs. 1.20 crore. The 35-year-old was acquired by the Lucknow-based team for Rs. 1 crore, however, he was released by UP Warriorz before the start of the second season. In the 2023 Women's Big Bash League (WBBL), Ismail played for the Hobart Hurricanes, taking 13 wickets in 14 games at an economy rate of 6.22.

3. Vrinda Dinesh - Rs 1.3 CR to UP Warriorz

Vrinda Dinesh

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When Vrinda Dinesh, a batter from Karnataka, was acquired by UP Warriorz for an astounding Rs 1.3 crore, she momentarily became the most expensive uncapped player in Women's Premier League history. Then, fellow countryman Kashvee Gautam passed her, obtaining a deal for Rs. 2 crore from Gujarat Giants. Vrinda, who is renowned for her forceful hitting, recently played for India A in three Twenty20 matches against England A. She replaced injured pacer S Yashasri on the U-23 team, who went on to win the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup in Hong Kong. In the Senior Women's One-Day competition earlier in 2023, Vrinda was a potent batsman for Karnataka, placing third in the tournament with 477 runs in 11 innings.

2. Kashvee Gautam - Rs 2 CR to Gujarat Giants

Kashvee Gautam

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After being acquired by Gujarat Giants for Rs. 2 CR, all-round player Kashvee Gautam became the most expensive uncapped player in the Women's Premier League (WPL). During the recent series in Mumbai between India A and England A, the 20-year-old was a member of the team and took three wickets in two games. The Giants' bid above the previous high of Rs. 1.30 crore that the UP Warriorz had previously spent for batter Vrinda Dinesh at the auction.

1. Annabel Sutherland - Rs 2 CR to Delhi Capitals

Annabel Sutherland

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For a total of Rs. 2 CR, the Australian Annabel Sutherland was traded to Delhi Capitals. The Gujarat Giants released the all-rounder ahead of the auction after purchasing him for Rs. 70 lakh in the 2023 auction. The 22-year-old Australian has participated in 22 Twenty20 Internationals, taking 10 wickets at an economy rate of 7.68 in 19 innings. With a best score of 22 not out, she has also scored 97 runs in 10 innings.

Also Read: Full Squads of all five teams ahead of Women’s Premier League Season 2

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