Smriti Mandhana To Jemimah Rodrigues: Top 5 Most Expensive Signings In WPL Auction History
The WPL 2024 auction is about to start today. Many fantastic players from all over the world will be up for grabs at the 2nd Women's Premier League aucttion which will take place in Mumbai. On this occasion, we recollect the memories from the first auction in which some players got big money. Who were the most expensive signings from first WPL auction? Do you know. If not, this article is for you. Read on.
The Indian opening batter and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain clinched a Rs 3.4 crore deal at the inaugural auction earlier this year. There was an intense bidding war for her among most of the franchises and hence, the amount kept going up before RCB won the bid. (Image: ANI)
The Australian all-rounder is one of the top players going around in the world. Gujarat Giants wanted a solid Australian in their lineup and they felt that no one can do a better job than Gardner and went after her. The other franchises too wanted Gardner in their squad for the same reason and once the bidding war, began, it stopped at Rs 3.2 crore. (Image: ANI)
The English also fetched Rs 32. crore at the first-ever Women's Premier League Auction. A brilliant all-rounder, she also caught the attention of many franchises at the auction. (Image: ANI)
An attacking batter at the top like Shafali was always going to start a bidding war at the auction. Delhi Capitals kept bidding for her relentlessly, helping the India opener grab a deal of Rs 2.6 crore. (Image: ANI)
The Mumbai batter plays for Delhi Capitals and had a good first season. Capitals spent Rs 2.2 crore to get the services of her batting and fielding. Jemimah is a good captaincy material as well for the future and DC had that thought in their mind when the bid for her consistently. (Image: ANI)
Who will be the costliest in WPL 2024 auction?
It will be interested to see who becomes the costliest cricketer to be bought at the WPL 2024 Auction. Plenty of big stars in the pool including Veda Krishnamurthy, Kim Garth, Deandra Dottin, Annbel Sutherland or Chamari Athapaththu. (Image: X)