Australian batter Phoebe Litchfield will be playing for Gujarat Giants in the upcoming edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL). The left-hander batter was acquired by Gujarat during the ongoing auction for INR 1 crore.
Phoebe Litchfield was the first name that came up in the WPL Auction. She had set herself at a base price of INR 30 lakh. Gujarat Giants bid immediately for her and after a long bigging war with UP Warriorz, they brought the Australia batter for a whopping amount of INR 1 crore.
Phoebe Litchfield is one of the exciting talents going around in women’s cricket. Her hard-hitting ability sets her apart from others. In just 5 games for the Australia Women, she has made herself a name and has asserted her authority. In these games, she has slammed 99 runs at an average of around 50 and a gigantic strike rate of over 220.
Phoebe Litchfield also has played 11 ODIs for Australia Women, smashing 344 runs at an average of around 50. Her heroics in white-ball cricket would’ve been one of the main reasons why Gujarat Giants were keen to get her on board for the second edition of the WPL.
Phoebe Litchfield, 20, would be eager to make an impact during the WPL 2024. With her getting a price of 1 crore, she would be carrying a bag of expectations along with her. The upcoming tournament will be a great opportunity for her to announce her arrival on the big stage with a staggering note.
Gujarat Giants buy Megha Singh for INR 30 lakhs
Apart from acquiring the services of Phoebe Litchfield, Gujarat Giants also roped in Indian all-rounder Megha Singh for INR 30 lakh. The all-rounder has been decent with bat and ball playing for India and would bring the kind of balance that the team lacked last time around.
Meghna Singh so far has played 9 T20Is for India. She has picked 4 wickets with the ball at an economy of around 8. With the bat, she hasn’t got much opportunity but can be handy down the order for the team.