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WPL 2024: Teams Retain 60 Players, Including 21 Overseas Ahead Of WPL Auction

The Gujarat Giants, who placed fourth in the first Women’s Premier League (WPL) season, have released eleven of their squad’s nineteen players in advance of the player auctions. The BCCI revealed on Thursday (October 19) that only 29 out of 89 players were retained by the five franchises collectively for the second season. In all, sixty players were kept, twenty-one of whom were international cricketers.

Along with Sophia Dunkley, the Australian trio of Annabel Sutherland, Kim Garth, and Georgia Wareham has been excluded by the Giants. After missing the first season due to an injury, Beth Mooney was kept on. There are currently 10 spots available, with a total purse of 5.95 crore—three of which are held by foreigners.

The Delhi Capitals, who were in second place earlier in the season, have kept the greatest number of players from their starting lineup—15—while letting go of Aparna Mondal, Jasia Akhter, and Tara Norris. Both the UP Warriorz and the Mumbai Indians have dismissed four players and kept 13 players apiece. The latter has also let go of veteran bowler Shabnim Ismail.

With INR 2.1 Crore, MI has the smallest purse among the three teams—UP Warriorz with INR 4 Crore and DC with INR 2.25 Crore—available for the upcoming auction. Along with four domestic cricket players, Royal Challengers Bangalore, who came last in the first season, have released three overseas players: Dane van Niekerk, Megan Schutt, and Erin Burns. Even so, RCB will only have INR 3.35 crore to spend at the next auctions.

WPL 2024: List of retained and released players

Delhi Capitals (DC)

Retained Players: 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

Released Players: Aparna Mondal, Jasia Akhter, Tara Norris*

Gujarat Giants (GG)

Retained Players: Ashleigh Gardner*, Beth Mooney*, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harleen Deol, Laura Wolvaardt*, Shabnam Shakil, Sneh Rana, Tanuja Kanwer

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 (MI)

Retained Players: 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

Released Players: Dhara Gujjar, Heather Graham*, Neelam Bisht, Sonam Yadav

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Retained Players: Asha Shobana, Disha Kasat, Ellyse Perry*, Heather Knight*, Indrani Roy, Kanika Ahuja, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Shreyanka Patil, Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine*

Released Players: Dane Van Niekerk*, Erin Burns*, Komal Zanzad, Megan Schutt*, Poonam Khemnar, Preeti Bose, Sahana Pawar

UP Warriorz (UPW)

Retained Players: 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*

Released Players: Devika Vaidya, Shabnim Ismail*, Shivali Shinde, Simran Shaikh

*Indicates overseas players

Released Players: Devika Vaidya, Shabnim Ismail*, Shivali Shinde, Simran Shaikh

TATA WPL 2024/ Squad Size/Salary Cap/Available Slots
Franchise No of Players No of Overseas Players Total money spent (Rs.) Salary cap available (Rs.) Available Slots Overseas Slots
DC 15 5 11.25 2.25 3 1
GG 8 3 7.55 5.95 10 3
MI 13 5 11.4 2.1 5 1
RCB 11 3 10.15 3.35 7 3
UPW 13 5 9.5 4 5 1
Total 60 21 49.85 17.65 30 9

Note: * Indicates overseas players;

Amount in Crores.

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