This competition between the teams sitting with only 12 crores purse created excitement in the beginning of the auction itself. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) finally outbid everyone and roped in Mandhana for Rs 3.40 crore and watching the auction live on TV, Mandhana and all her national team mates jumped with joy.
number 18 jersey in rcb
After adding Smriti to his team, RCB coach Mike Hesson also gave the message that Mandhana will take over the captaincy of his team. A coincidence also happened with his association with RCB. Mandhana plays for the national team by wearing the number 18 jersey and former captain of the Indian team Virat Kohli’s jersey number is also 18.
no vying for herman
However, Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur did not get the amount that was expected. Harman was included in their team by Mumbai Indians for Rs 1.80 crore. She didn’t even end up being Mumbai’s costliest player as the team bagged England’s Nate Siver for the highest amount of Rs 3.20 crore. In fact, Harmanpreet did not even figure in the top six among Indian players as the country’s second most expensive Indian player was all-rounder Deepti Sharma, who was bought by UP Warriors for Rs 2.6 crore.
Richa won the game
Young Shafali Verma, known for her fast batting, and Jemimah Rodrigues, who was the star of the World T20 match against Pakistan on Sunday, were bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2 and 2.20 crore respectively. But Richa Ghosh probably got the most benefit from the victory over Pakistan. RCB added this wicket-keeper batsman for Rs 1.90 crore, who ended the pressure on India by putting some dangerous shots in the last moments, in addition, RCB bought Team India’s pacer Renuka Singh for 1.50. While Mumbai Indians also added Pooja Vastrakar for Rs 1.90 crore and Yastika Bhatia for Rs 1.50 crore.
Under-19 Captain in Delhi
The best deal for Delhi Capitals was the signing of one of the finest players in contemporary women’s cricket, Meg Lanning of Australia for Rs 1.10 crore. However, all eyes were on the hard-hitting young batter Shefali Verma. Many franchises showed initial interest in Shefali’s name but all were left behind in front of the insistence of Delhi Capitals. Delhi bought Shefali for Rs 2 crore. In the 2008 IPL auction, the Delhi-based franchise did not bid for the then under-19 world champion Indian captain Virat Kohli. But since then he has successfully bid for Under-19 champion Indian captain Unmukt Chand (2012), Prithvi Shaw (2018), Yash Dhull (2022) and now Shefali.
Shweta of Delhi in UP
Delhi Shweta Sehrawat, who played a key role in helping Team India win the Under-19 World Cup title, was signed by UP Warriors for Rs 40 lakh. The base price of this uncapped player, who hit the most 50 fours in the Under-19 World Cup, was Rs 10 lakh.
This is special because big bid
memory enhancement: This stylish left-handed batsman Smriti Mandhana is currently one of the top batsmen in the world. Mandhana, who has scored two centuries in ODI cricket, specializes in playing long innings along with flamboyance. Mandhana has hit 50 sixes in a total of 112 T20 Internationals.
Ashley Gardner: This Australian all-rounder is currently the number one all-rounder in the world. Gardner has a strike rate of 133.62 in T20 Internationals, which is the highest strike rate among batsmen who have scored more than 1000 runs in this format. On Friday itself, in the T20 World Cup, he took five wickets against New Zealand, performing career best.
Nate Siver: A hard hitting middle order batsman and fast bowler. Skriver was third in terms of scoring the most runs in the 2022 Women’s Hundred tournament. He scored 228 runs in six innings for Trent Rockets at a strike rate of 122.58.
Deepti Sharma: The experienced Indian all-rounder is known to perform well under pressure. More than 900 runs in T20 International and close to 100 wickets show the importance of this all-rounder. He is an excellent fielder.
Jemima Rodrigues: An attacking batsman who knows how to change his game according to the situation. A day earlier, Jemima had played a match-winning inning in a pressure-filled match against Pakistan in the Women’s T20 World Cup.
- A total of 87 players were sold, there was a maximum of 90 players
- 30 foreign players were also bought in the auction
- Five franchises spent a total of Rs 59.50 crore in the auction
- Delhi Capitals saved Rs 35 lakh from the auction purse
- UP Warriors and Mumbai Indians spent Rs 12-12 crores
- Rs 10 lakh saved by RCB and five lakh by Gujarat Giants
how many players in which team
- RCB: 18 (6 overseas)
- DC: 18 (6 overseas)
- GG: 18 (6 foreigners)
- MI: 17 (6 overseas)
- UPW: 16 (6 overseas)
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