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WPL Auction 2024: Delhi Capitals Makes a Splash with Annabel Sutherland

Get the latest updates on the WPL (Women's Premier League) Auction 2024, where Delhi Capitals made a splash by acquiring the talented all-rounder, Annabel Sutherland. Stay tuned for more exciting news and highlights from the auction.

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WPL Auction 2024

The 2024 Women's Premier League (WPL) Auction recently concluded, and it was an intense battle as teams vied for the top players to bolster their squads. One team that made a significant splash in the auction was the Delhi Capitals, who acquired the services of Australian all-rounder Annabel Sutherland for a whopping sum of Rs 2 crore. This was a significant jump from her base price of Rs 40 lakh, highlighting the faith that the Delhi Capitals have in her abilities.

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Delhi Capitals Emerges as the Winner

The bidding war for Annabel Sutherland was intense, with the Mumbai Indians also showing strong interest in the player. However, it was the Delhi Capitals who ultimately emerged as the winners of the battle. This acquisition is expected to strengthen the Delhi Capitals' lineup and provide them with a valuable asset in their quest for success in the upcoming WPL season.


Phoebe Litchfield and Vrinda Dinesh: High-Value Additions

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The WPL Auction also saw some other high-value additions to the teams. Phoebe Litchfield, the talented Australian all-rounder, was the first player to go under the hammer. The Gujarat Giants and UP Warriorz engaged in a fierce bidding war for her services, with the Gujarat Giants ultimately securing her for Rs 1 crore. Vrinda Dinesh, an uncapped Indian batter, attracted significant attention and was sold to the UP Warriorz for a whopping sum of Rs 1.3 crore, thirteen times her base price.


Kashvee Gautam: A Bargain for the Gujarat Giants

One player who stood out in the auction was uncapped Indian bowler Kashvee Gautam. With a base price of just Rs 10 lakh, she proved to be a steal for the Gujarat Giants, who secured her services for a staggering Rs 2 crore, twenty times her base price. This acquisition is a testament to the potential and talent that Kashvee Gautam possesses, and the Gujarat Giants will be hoping that she can make a significant impact in the upcoming season.

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The 2024 WPL Auction: A Look at the Numbers

The 2024 WPL Auction featured a total of 165 players, including 104 Indians and 61 overseas players, with 15 players from associate nations. The auction had 30 slots available across the five teams, with nine slots reserved for international players. The bidding frenzy saw some eye-catching numbers, with several players fetching prices well above their base price.


Updated Squads of All Teams

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Here is a look at the updated squads of all the teams participating in the 2024 WPL:

Delhi Capitals: Alice Capsey*, Arundhati Reddy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Jess Jonassen*, Laura Harris*, Marizanne Kapp*, Meg Lanning*, Minnu Mani, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sneha Deepthi, Taniyaa Bhatia, Titas Sadhu, Annabel Sutherland*, Aparna Mondal, Ashwani Kumari

Gujarat Giants: Ashleigh Gardner*, Beth Mooney*, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harleen Deol, Laura Wolvaardt*, Shabnam Shakil, Sneh Rana, Tanuja Kanwer, Phoebe Litchfield*, Meghna Singh, Trisha Poojitha, Kashvee Gautam, Priya Mishra, Lauren Cheatle*, Kathryn Bryce*, Mannat Kashyap

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Mumbai Indians: Amanjot Kaur, Amelia Kerr*, Chloe Tryon*, Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Matthews*, Humairaa Kaazi, Isabelle Wong*, Jintimani Kalita, Natalie Sciver*, Pooja Vastrakar, Priyanka Bala, Saika Ishaque, Yastika Bhatia, Shabnim Ismail*, S Sajana, Amandeep Kaur, Fatima Jaffer, Keerthana Balakrishnan

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Asha Shobana, Disha Kasat, Ellyse Perry*, Heather Knight*, Indrani Roy, Kanika Ahuja, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Shreyanka Patil, Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine*, Georgia Wareham*, Kate Cross*, Ekta Bisht

UP Warriorz: Alyssa Healy*, Anjali Sarvani, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris*, Kiran Navgire, Lauren Bell*, Laxmi Yadav, Parshavi Chopra, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, S. Yashasri, Shweta Sehrawat, Sophie Ecclestone*, Tahlia Mcgrath*, Dani Wyatt*, Vrinda Dinesh, Poonam Khemnar, Saima Thakor

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Notable Player Sales at the WPL Auction

The WPL Auction saw several players fetching significant sums. Here is a list of some notable player sales:

  Player   Country   Team   Base Price   Sold For
  Phoebe Litchfield   Australia   Gujarat Giants   30 lakh   1 crore
  Dani Wyatt   England   UP Warriorz   30 lakh   30 lakh
  Georgia Wareham   Australia   RCB   40 lakh   40 lakh
  Annabel Sutherland   Australia   Delhi Capitals   40 lakh   2 crore
  Meghna Singh   India   Gujarat Giants   30 lakh   30 lakh
  Kashvee Gautam   India   Gujarat Giants   10 lakh   2 crore
  Shabnim Ismail   SA   Mumbai Indians   40 lakh   1.2 crore
  Vrinda Dinesh   India   UP Warriorz   10 lakh   1.3 crore
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Conclusion

The 2024 WPL Auction was a thrilling affair, with teams battling it out to secure the best players for their squads. The Delhi Capitals made a significant statement with their acquisition of Annabel Sutherland, while the Gujarat Giants struck gold with the bargain purchase of Kashvee Gautam. As the teams finalize their squads, fans can look forward to an exciting season of women's cricket in the WPL.

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