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Women's Premier League (WPL) 2024 Auction: Players Released and Retained

Get the latest updates on the Women's Premier League (WPL) 2024 Auction, including the list of players released and retained by the teams. Stay informed about the exciting developments in the upcoming season.

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WPL 2024 Auction: Players Released and Retained

The highly-anticipated second edition of the Women's Premier League (WPL) is set to kick off with the WPL 2024 Auction. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently announced the list of players released and retained by the five WPL franchises. In this article, we will take a closer look at the preparations for the WPL 2024 Auction, the teams involved, and the players who have been released and retained.

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WPL 2024 Auction Date and Venue

The WPL 2024 Auction is scheduled to take place on December 9 in Mumbai. This auction will mark the beginning of the preparations for the second season of the Women's Premier League, which is set to be held in February-March next year. The auction will play a crucial role in shaping the teams as they look to build a strong squad for the upcoming tournament.


Teams in the Women's Premier League (WPL)

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The Women's Premier League features five teams, each representing different cities in India. Let's take a closer look at the teams participating in the WPL:

  • Mumbai Indians: The defending champions of the Women's Premier League, Mumbai Indians will be led by India captain Harmanpreet Kaur. They emerged victorious in the inaugural edition of the tournament, defeating the Meg Lanning-led Delhi Capitals in the final.

  • Delhi Capitals: The Delhi Capitals will be looking to bounce back after finishing as the runners-up in the previous season. Led by Meg Lanning, they put up a strong fight in the final but fell short of clinching the title. The team will be eager to go one step further this time around.

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore is another team to watch out for in the WPL. They released seven players ahead of the auction and will be looking to strengthen their squad with some key signings. The team will be led by an experienced captain who will guide them towards success.

  • Gujarat Giants: Gujarat Giants, one of the top contenders in the tournament, released a significant number of players ahead of the WPL 2024 Auction. With a fresh start, they will be aiming to build a strong team that can pose a challenge to the other franchises.

  • UP Warriorz: UP Warriorz, despite releasing four players, will be determined to put up a competitive performance in the upcoming season. The team management will be looking for strategic acquisitions during the auction to bolster their squad.


Players Released by the Teams

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Ahead of the WPL 2024 Auction, each team had the opportunity to release players from their existing squads. Let's take a look at the players released by each of the five WPL teams:


Delhi Capitals Released Players

  • Aparna Mondal
  • Jasia Akhter
  • Tara Norris
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Gujarat Giants Released Players

  • Annabel Sutherland
  • Ashwani Kumari
  • Georgia Wareham
  • Hurley Gala
  • Kim Garth
  • Mansi Joshi
  • Monica Patel
  • Parunika Sisodia
  • Sabbineni Meghana
  • Sophia Dunkley
  • Sushma Verma


Mumbai Indians Released Players

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  • Dhara Gujjar
  • Heather Graham
  • Neelam Bisht
  • Sonam


Royal Challengers Bangalore Released Players

  • Dane Van Niekerk
  • Erin Burns
  • Komal Zanzad
  • Megan Schutt
  • Poonam Khemnar
  • Preeti Bose
  • Sahana Pawar
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UP Warriorz Released Players

  • Devika Vaidya
  • Shabnim Ismail
  • Shivali Shinde
  • Simran Shaikh


Conclusion

As the countdown to the Women's Premier League (WPL) 2024 begins, the teams are gearing up for the crucial auction where they will have the opportunity to shape their squads. With players being released and retained, the franchises will be looking to make strategic acquisitions to ensure a strong and balanced team for the upcoming season. Excitement is building among fans as they eagerly await the start of the tournament, which promises to showcase the best of women's cricket in India.

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