Delhi Capitals Women Squad: Revealing the Ideal Playing XI for WPL 2024

DC gears up for WPL 2024 with strategic acquisitions like Annabel Sutherland, making waves in the INR 2 crore club. The upcoming season promises an exciting clash as teams vie to form their best XI.

By Abhinav Chauhan
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The highly anticipated Women’s Premier League (WPL) second edition, slated for February-March 2024, is brewing excitement. The recent Mumbai WPL 2024 auction on December 9 witnessed a fierce clash among the franchises, with Delhi Capitals Women(DC) aiming to fortify their squad after finishing as runners-up in the inaugural season.


Strategic Acquisitions

DC, eyeing victory, strategically roped in three players, including the sensational Annabel Sutherland. The Australian all-rounder, formerly with Gujarat Giants, emerged as the priciest overseas player, clinched by DC for a whopping INR 2 crore. Sutherland shares the spotlight with the dynamic Indian all-rounder, Kashvee Gautam, who fetched the same price, creating a buzz in the auction arena.

Price Tag Powerhouses


Sutherland's record-breaking acquisition not only elevates DC's stature but also puts her in the joint-costliest category alongside uncapped Indian gem Kashvee Gautam. The infusion of these formidable talents leaves fans eagerly anticipating the strategic formation of DC's starting XI for a thrilling WPL 2024 campaign.

Batting Attack:

  1. Meg Lanning (C):

    • Exceptional leadership as captain, leading DC to the final.
    • Impressive 345 runs in 9 matches at a strike rate of 139.11.
    • Proven ability to perform under pressure.
  2. Shafali Verma:

    • Explosive 19-year-old opener.
    • Notched up 252 runs in 9 matches with a striking rate of 185.25.
    • Key player for providing aggressive starts.
  3. Jemimah Rodrigues:

    • Experienced middle-order batter.
    • Despite inconsistency, her retention highlights faith from the franchise.
    • Expected to utilize her experience for team's benefit.

Bowling Attack:

  1. Shikha Pandey:

    • Leading wicket-taker for DC last season with 10 wickets.
    • Maintained an impressive economy rate of 6.59.
    • Key player in providing breakthroughs.
  2. Marizanne Kapp:

    • All-rounder contributing with both bat and ball.
    • Scored 177 runs in 7 innings and picked up 9 wickets in 9 matches.
    • Senior player expected to play a crucial role.
  3. Radha Yadav & Minnu Mani:

    • Forming a promising spin duo.
    • Radha Yadav took 4 wickets in 9 matches last season.
    • Minnu Mani retained for spin attack, aiming to deliver solid numbers.


  1. Diverse Squad:
    • Mix of experienced players (Lanning, Pandey) and emerging talents (Verma, Capsey).
    • Provides a well-balanced combination, crucial for success.
    • Depth in both batting and bowling departments.


  1. Inconsistency in Batting:

    • Jemimah Rodrigues' inconsistency in the 2023 season.
    • Need for consistent performances from the middle order.
  2. Limited Impact in Bowling:

    • Arundhati Reddy struggled to prove herself as a wicket-taking bowler.
    • Ensuring a more effective bowling performance from all bowlers.
  3. Batting Struggles:

    • Taniya Bhatia's previous struggles, scoring only five runs.
    • Importance of showcasing improved batting mettle in the upcoming season.


Conclusion: A Promising Lineup for DC in WPL 2024

With strategic acquisitions and a well-balanced squad, the Delhi Capitals are poised to make a strong impression in the Women's Premier League 2024. The starting lineup, featuring powerhouses in the batting attack and a formidable bowling attack, promises an exhilarating clash on the field. While DC's squad possesses strengths and weaknesses, the team's depth and talent provide optimism for a successful campaign in the upcoming season.

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