Gujarat Giants WPL 2023
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Last Update on: February 14th, 2023 at 06:45 am

Gujarat Giants managed to compile a strong squad in the WPL 2023 auction in Mumbai on February 13. The auction was held at the Jio Convention Center in Mumbai. 

The franchise roped in several overseas women cricketers with Ashleigh Gardner being the most expensive at 3.4 crores. Beth Mooney, Sophia Dunkley, Deandra Dottin were some of the overseas players bagged by the franchise. 

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Gujara Giants have assembled a reputed coaching staff with former Indian women’s captain Mithali Raj as their mentor. Rachael Haynes has been appointed as the head coach, the team has named a support staff which includes Nooshin Al Khadeer (bowling coach), Tushar Arothe (batting coach), and Gavan Twining (fielding coach). The franchise will play its home games at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad just like their men’s IPL franchise. 

A total of 409 women players are part of the Women’s Premier League Auction 2023 (WPL auction 2023). Earlier, 1525 players registered for the auction. Out of those, only 409 players were shortlisted for the final draft.

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Out of 409 players, there are 246 Indian players and 163 overseas players. 8 players from associate nations. There are 202 capped players and 207 uncapped players in the WPL auction 2023.

There are 5 teams in WPL Auction 2023. They are Gujarat Giants, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals, and UP Warriorz. These teams can induct a maximum of 18 players in their squad. Hence, only 90 slots were available with 5 teams. Out of these, there were 30 spots for overseas players.

Rs. 50 lakh is the highest price bracket for players. 24 players have kept themselves in this bracket like Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, and Shafali Verma. Foreign players like Ellyse Perry, Sophie Ecclestone, Sophie Devine, and Deandra Dottin have kept them in the 50 lakh bracket. There are 30 women players with a base price of Rs. 40 lakh.

Below is the complete squad for Gujarat Giants after WPL 2023 auction in Mumbai. 

Gujarat Giants Complete Squad After WPL 2023 Auction

Ashleigh Gardner (3.2 crore), Beth Mooney (2 crore), Sophie Dunkley (60 lakh), Anna Sutherland (70 lakh), Harleen Deol (40 lakh), Deandra Dottin (60 lakh), Sneh Rana (75 lakh), S Meghana (30 lakh), Georgia Wareham (75 lakh), Mansi Joshi (30 lakh), D Hemalatha (30 lakh), Monica Patel (30 lakh), Tanuja Kanwer (50 lakh), Sushma Verma (60 lakh), Hurley Gala (10 lakh), Ashwani Kumari (35 lakh), Parunika Sisodia (10 lakh), Shabman Shakil (10 lakh)


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