The inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League’s (WPL 2023) core is made up of Indian players, but the international stars that will play in the league will make it the greatest and the league to watch.
The WPL will feature some of the top overseas players the sport has to offer, and they will help balance out the Indian players. The young Indian players have a fantastic opportunity to learn under the finest players across the world.
The beauty of the auction is that there were several names on the list that very few expected to get sold for the prices that they did.
Let’s check the Top 5 Foreign Purchases at the WPL 2023 Auction:
She was purchased by the Gujarat Giants for an astounding 3.20 crores, making her the joint most expensive foreign player in this auction. One of the main reasons Australia is such a strong team in women’s cricket is that she is regarded as one of the best all-around cricketers in the world right now. She merits it for her years of devotion and will contribute with her bat and ball, going by the nickname Ash Gardener.
Natalie Sciver Brunt
Additionally, the joint-highest overseas player in the WPL is the vice-captain of England. She is similar to Ash Gardener in that she is a key player for England since she can hit massive sixes with the bat and regularly take wickets. The Mumbai Indians made a superb choice in Natalie Sciver Brunt, who will be a great backup for Harmanpreet Kaur, the team’s probable contender for the captain.
Beth Mooney, the Australian opener and one of the best batters in the world for years, is the third highest-paid overseas player after being acquired by Gujarat Giants for two crores. This is a bit of a steal considering how good Mooney is and how under Rachael Haynes she will be a captaincy contender.
The fourth-expensive overseas player in the league and the number-one bowler in the globe in both ODI and T20I matches, Sophie Ecclestone, was acquired by the UP Warriorz for 1.80 crores. It is undoubtedly a good choice for them and will enable Sophie Ecclestone to excel as usual on a global scale. She will also benefit from the spinning surfaces that the teams will play on.
The fifth-highest Overseas player in the WPL is unquestionably the greatest player to ever play the game and the most prominent Overseas heartthrob in the competition. Indian fans don’t need an introduction to Ellyse Perry because she was probably one of the first foreign players to become well-known in India. She was chosen by Royal Challengers Bangalore during the auction. They have a star-studded line-up and are serious playoff contenders. She will pitch in with both the ball and the bat.