OneCricket ∙ Feb 13 2023, 1:54 PM | 9 Min Read

WPL Auction Live Blog: Minute-to-minute updates, Tweets, Videos and More

image-le2jnaecThe first-ever WPL Auction will begin at 2:30 PM IST in Mumbai

Arnav: What a fantastic day it was for the women's cricket! Tons of money shelled and some outstanding players getting the gig with some being unfortunate! But, you can't blame anyone, the auction dynamic is a big thing!! We have seen that before! That does give us a lot to look forward to as the squads and tactics will be up for discussion! So, would like to thank our team, Arijit Kundu, Arjun Bhalla and Anurag Singh. Stay tuned! We'll be back soon!!

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Accelerated Round-III

  • Sahana Pawar sold to RCB for ₹ 10 Lakhs
  • Neelam Bisht sold to MI for ₹ 10 Lakhs
  • Jintimani Kalita sold to MI for ₹ 10 Lakhs
  • Sonam Yadav sold to MI for ₹ 10 Lakhs
  • Shabnam Shakil sold to GG for ₹ 10 Lakhs
  • Megan Schutt sold to RCB for ₹ 40 Lakhs

Arnav: We were about to complete but MI didn't had enough players to complete their quota of players and now, the auction will stretch to the next round.

Accelerated Round-II

  • Priyanka Bala sold to MI for ₹ 10 Lakhs
  • Perunika Sisodia sold to GG for ₹ 10 Lakhs
  • Komal Zanzad sold to RCB for ₹ 25 Lakhs
  • Parushi Prabhakar goes UNSOLD!
  • Nishu Choudhary goes UNSOLD!
  • Neetu Singh goes UNSOLD!
  • Neelam Bisht remains UNSOLD!!
  • Poonam Khemnar sold to RCB for ₹ 10 Lakhs
  • Humairaa Kaazi sold to MI for ₹ 10 Lakhs
  • Ashwani Kumari sold to GG for ₹ 35 Lakhs
  • Tess Flintoff remains UNSOLD!
  • Shipra Giri goes UNSOLD!
  • Aparna Mondal sold to DC for ₹ 10 Lakhs
  • Simran Shaikh sold to UPW for ₹ 10 Lakhs
  • Ishwari Savkar goes UNSOLD!!!!
  • Preeti Bose sold to RCB for ₹ 30 Lakhs
  • Dane van Niekerk sold to RCB for ₹ 30 Lakhs
  • Chloe Tryon sold to MI for ₹ 30 Lakhs
  • Arundhati Reddy sold to DC for ₹ 30 Lakhs
  • Swagatika Rath remains UNSOLD!
  • Sneha Deepthi sold to DC for ₹ 30 Lakhs
  • Shabnam Shakil remains UNSOLD!!
  • Hurley Gala sold to GG for ₹ 10 Lakhs
  • Jess Jonassen sold to DC for ₹ 50 Lakhs
  • Poonam Yadav sold to DC for ₹ 30 Lakhs
  • Alana King goes UNSOLD!!!! SHOCKER!
  • Sushma Verma sold to GG for ₹ 60 Lakhs
  • Taniyaa Bhatia sold to DC for ₹ 30 Lakhs
  • Heather Knight sold to RCB for ₹ 40 Lakhs
  • Suzie Bates goes UNSOLD again!
  • Hayley Matthews sold to MI for ₹ 40 Lakhs

We have a brief break in the proceedings. All the teams except UP have some shopping left to do, while the Warriorz have bought their minimum slots filled in. The auction will be back in 15 minutes with another accelerated round.

Accelerated Round

  • Scottish Kathryn Bryce also goes unpicked.
  • Sarah Bryce goes UNSOLD.
  • Asha Shobana goes to RCB for INR 10 L.
  • Parunika Sisidia has no luck for now. 
  • Saika Ishaque will play for MI, gets bought for INR 10 lakhs.
  • No bidders for Nishu Choudhary!!
  • Tanuja Kanwer comes into the bidding war. RCB and GG are up for her. The Giants get her at INR 50 lakhs.
  • Kanika Ahuja, the all-rounder, gets an opening bid from MI. RCB have joined in. She gets sold at INR 35 lakhs to Bangalore.
  • Shreyanika Patil gets a buy in RCB at INR 10 lakhs
  • Minnu Mani sold to DC at ₹ 30 L
  • Ashwani Kumari goes unsold
  • Tarannum Pathan goes unsold
  • Shipra Roy goes unsold
  • Indrani Roy sold to RCB at ₹ 10 L
  • Laxmi Yadav sold to UPW at ₹ 10 L
  • Disha Kasat sold to RCB at ₹ 10 L
  • Arushi Goel goes unsold
  • Jasia Akhter sold to DC at ₹ 20 L
  • Ishwari Savkar goes unsold
  • Divya Gnanananda goes unsold
  • Dhara Gujjar sold to MI at ₹ 10 L
  • Laura Harris (AUS) sold to DC at ₹ 45 L
  • Tara Norris (USA) sold to DC ₹ 10 L
  • Mahika Gaur (UAE) goes unsold
  • Preeti Bose goes unsold
  • Ekta Bisht goes unsold
  • Gouher Sultana goes unsold
  • Monica Patel sold to GG at ₹ 30 L
  • Lauren Bell (ENG) sold to UPW at ₹ 30 L
  • Meghna Singh goes unsold
  • Arundhati Reddy goes unsold
  • Swagatika Rath goes unsold
  • Dayalan Hemalatha sold to GG at ₹ 30 L
  • Amanjot Kaur sold to MI at ₹ 50 L
  • Devika Vaidya sold to UPW at ₹ 1.40 Cr ( Bidding war between UPW and DC)
  • Anuja Patil goes unsold
  • Simran Dil Bahadur goes unsold
  • Mansi Joshi sold to GG at ₹ 30 L
  • Isabelle Wong (ENG) sold to MI at ₹ 30 L
  • Alice Capsey (ENG) sold to DC at ₹ 75
  • Katherine Sciver-Brunt (ENG) goes unsold
  • Georgia Wareham (AUS) sold to GG at ₹ 75 L (RCB opens the bid, GG finishes off)
  • Grace Harris (AUS) sold to UPW at ₹ 75 L
  • Heather Graham (AUS) sold to MI at ₹ 30 L
  • Kim Garth (AUS) goes unsold
  • Erin Burns (AUS) sold to RCB at ₹ 30 L
  • Bharti Fulmali goes unsold
  • Sabibineni Meghana sold to GG at ₹ 30 L
  • Kiran Navgire sold to UPW at ₹ 30 L
  • Priya Puniya goes unsold
  • Sneha Deepthi goes unsold


  • Hurley Gala goes unsold.
  • S Yashasri sold to UPW for 10 L
  • Shikha Shalot goes unsold.
  • Shorna Akter goes unsold
  • Sonia Mendhiya goes unsold
  • Falak Naz also goes unsold.
  • Shabnam Shakil goes unsold.
  • Sonam Yadav goes unsold.
  • Najla CMC goes unsold.


  • Shweta Sehrawat sold to UPW for 40 .
  • Mannat Kashyap goes unsold
  • Titas Sadhu sold to DC for 25 L.
  • G Trisha also goes unsold.
  • Archana Devi goes unsold.
  • Grace Scrivens goes unsold.
  • Parshavi Chopra sold to UPW at the base price of 10 L.
  • Soumya Tiwari goes unsold.
  • Hrishita Basu goes unsold


  • Marizanne Kapp sold to DC for 1.5 Crore.
  • Sneh Rana sold to GG for 75 L.
  • Shikha Pandey sold to DC for 60 L.
  • Jess Jonassen goes unsold too.
  • Salma Khatun from Bangladesh goes unsold.
  • Nadine de Klerk goes unsold.
  • Radha Yadav sold to DC for the base price of 40 L.
  • Leigh Kasperek goes unsold.


  • Fran Jonas (New Zealand) goes UNSOLD
  • Afy Fletcher (West Indies) goes UNSOLD
  • Alana King (Star Australian leggie) goes UNSOLD
  • Inoka Ranaweera (Sri Lanka) goes UNSOLD
  • Poonam Yadav (Indian star spinner) goes UNSOLD
  • Nonkululeko Mlaba (South Africa) goes UNSOLD
  • Rajeshwari Gayakwad (Indian ace spinner) sold to UPW for ₹ 40 L
  • Sarah Glenn (Leggie from England) goes UNSOLD


  • Shakera Selman (West Indies pacer) goes UNSOLD
  • Ayabonga Khaka (Proteas pacer) goes UNSOLD
  • Lea Tahuhu (KIWI all-rounder) goes UNSOLD
  • Jahanara Alam (Bangladesh superstar) goes UNSOLD
  • Megan Schutt (Aussie star) goes UNSOLD
  • Anjali Sarvani sold to UPW for ₹ 55 L
  • Freya Davies (ENG international) goes UNSOLD


  • Amy Jones goes UNSOLD
  • Bernadine goes UNSOLD
  • Sushma Verma goes UNSOLD
  • Alyssa Healy sold to UPW for ₹ 70 L
  • Richa Ghosh sold to RCB for ₹ 1.90 Cr (Bidding War between DC & RCB, price goes past 1.50 Cr)
  • Yastika Bhatia sold to MI for ₹ 1.50 Cr
  • Anushka Sanjeewani (SL, Wicketkeeper) goes UNSOLD
  • Taniyaa Bhatia (IND, Wicketkeeper) goes UNSOLD


  • Deandra Dottin (WI, star all-rounder) sold to GG for ₹ 60 Lakhs
  • Pooja Vastrakar (IND, promising all-rounder) sold to MI for  ₹ 1.90 Cr
  • Harleen Deol (IND, middle-order batter) sold to GG for ₹ 40 L
  • Chamari Athapththu (SL skipper) goes unsold
  • Dani Wyatt (ENG top-order batter) goes unsold
  • Sune Luus (SA skipper) goes unsold
  • Annabel Sutherland (AUS, all-rounder) sold to GG for ₹ 70 L 
  • Heather Knight (ENG skipper) goes unsold

Next Players on the List (All-rounders, List 1)

  • Chamari Athapaththu (SL)
  • Harleen Deol (IND)
  • Deandra Dottin (WI)
  • Heather Knight (ENG)
  • Suné Luus (SA)
  • Annabel Sutherland (AUS)
  • Pooja Vastrakar (IND)
  • Dani Wyatt (ENG)


Arijit: Surprising that White Ferns' all-rounder Suzie Bates has gone unsold.

DG: Definitely, She is one of the legends of Australia Women. She not only brings the batting elegance in her bucket, but also captaincy experience.

Arijit: Meg Lanning at 1.10 Cr to DC is a steal. Isn't it?

So, a breather at the Auction at the moment. 


Group 3 (Batters, List A)

  • Tammy Beaumont (ENG, top-order batter) goes unsold 
  • Shafali Verma (IND, swasbuckling opener) sold to DC for ₹ 2.00 Cr
  • Laura Wolvaardt (SA, top-order elegant batter) goes unsold
  • Tazmin Brits (SA, top-order batter) goes unsold
  • Meg Lanning (AUS, legendary batter) sold to DC for ₹ 1.10 Cr 
  • Suzie Bates (NZ, Prominent All-rounder) goes Unsold
  • Jemimah Rodrigues (IND, elegant top-order batter) sold to DC for  ₹ 2.20 Cr
  • Sophia Dunkley (ENG, top order batter) sold to GG for ₹ 60 L

Group 2 (Marquee Set 2)

  • Amelia Kerr (NZ) sold to MI for ₹ 1.0 CR (RCB enters in between for once to increase the bid price)
  • Shabnim Ismail (SA) sold to UPW for  1.0 Cr
  • Beth Mooney (AUS) sold to GG for ₹ 2.00 Cr ( DC and MI starts a war and GG comes cashes in late)
  • Tahlia McGrath (AUS) sold to UPW for ₹ 1.40 Cr
  • Nat Sciver-Brunt (ENG) sold to MI for ₹ 3.20 Cr (Bidding war between MI and DC, late introduction from UPW but MI edges past)
  • Renuka Thakur (IND) sold to RCB for ₹ 1.50 Cr
  • Deepti Sharma (IND) sold to UPW for  ₹ 2.6 Cr (Bidding war between DC and GG first. MI and UPW entered late)

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Arijit: Surprising that West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews has gone unsold.

RCB's Buys so far:

  • Smriti Mandhana (3.4 Cr)
  • Sophie Devine (50 L)
  • Ellyse Perry (1.70 Cr)

Smriti Mandhana at 3.40 Cr (RCB) is the highest buy in the Group 1 Marquee set.

DC are yet to open their account. 
RCB have the scalped the most number of cricketers so far.

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Group-1 (Marquee Set 1)

  • Sophie Ecclestone (ENG) sold to UPW for ₹ 1.80 Cr (DC & GG takes the price past 1 Cr)
  • Ellyse Perry (AUS) sold to RCB for ₹ 1.70 Cr (DC & RCB fight hard for Aussie all-rounder)
  • Ashleigh Gardner (AUS) sold to GG for ₹ 3.20 Cr (UPW & MI engage in the war, GG join in)
  • Hayley Matthews (WI) goes UNSOLD
  • Sophie Devine (NZ) sold to RCB for ₹ 50 Lakhs
  • Harmanpreet Kaur sold to MI for ₹ 1.80 Cr (RCB opens for the Indian Captain, MI & DC joins in)
  • Smriti Mandhana sold to RCB for ₹ 3.40 Cr (War between MI & RCB)

Players in the 1st Set of players

  • Sophie Devine (ALL-ROUNDER)
  • Sophie Ecclestone (ALL-ROUNDER)
  • Ashleigh Gardner (ALL-ROUNDER)
  • Harmanpreet Kaur (ALL-ROUNDER)
  • Smriti Mandhana (BATTER)
  • Hayley Matthews (ALL-ROUNDER)
  • Ellyse Perry (ALL-ROUNDER)

2:40 PM IST | Arnav: Right then! We're all in readiness. The logo for the Women's Premier League has been revealed by the BCCI dignitaries just now. Will be followed by some speeches.

2:29 PM IST | Arijit: We are minutes away from the auction to get started. Fasten your seatbelts and as we are about to take off.

U-19 Overseas Players to keep an eye on

  • Fran Jonas 
  • Vishmi Gunaratne 
  • Jannillea Glasgow
  • Grace Scrivens

Uncapped Players who can go big bucks

  • Jasia Akhter (IND)
  • Disha Kasat (IND)
  • Huely Gala (IND)
  • Grace Scrivens (ENG)
  • Shweta Sehrawat (IND)

The Oldest and the Youngest?

Oldest Player in the WPL Auction: Latika Kumari (Age: 41)
Youngest Player in the WPL Auction: Shabnam MD and Sonam Yadav (Age: 15)

Rule of the WPL Auction

As per the league’s rules, the five franchises can only buy a maximum of 90 players, with 30 overseas among them. 

The auction purse with each franchise is INR 12 crore, and each team have to buy at least 15 players (at max 18 players). Each team will have a purse of 12 crores.

The players will be divided in three groups who will have 50, 40, and 20 lakhs as the base price. 

Hello and welcome to OneCricket's Live Blog of the first-ever auction of the inaugural edition of the Women's Premier League (WPL). Today in Mumbai, a total of 448 cricketers go under the hammer and all five franchises will try to make an all-round and balance squad.