Vrinda Dinesh

Uncapped Indian batter Vrinda Dinesh will be part of the UP Warriorz for the second edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL). The right-hander was brought by the UP-based franchise in the auction for INR 1.3 crore. 

Vrinda Dinesh, who set herself at a base price of INR 10 laks, first got a bid from Gujarat Giants. Soon Royal Challengers Bangalore Women joined and the two teams were involved in a bidding war till INR 65 lakh before UP Warriorz made the bid for her and made RCBW think twice before bidding again. 

UP Warriorz then was engaged in a bidding war with Gujarat Giants and ultimately acquired her services for INR 1.3 crore. With such a price, she created history and etched her name in the record book as she became the most expensive uncapped player in WPL history. 

The reason behind Vrinda Dinesh getting a high price in the auction has been her exceptional show in domestic cricket. She set the stage on fire in the ACC Emerging Teams Cup after joining the team as a replacement for S Yashasri. She played great knocks under pressure and grabbed the eyeball of many. 

Vrinda Dinesh was part of the Karnataka I  Senior Women’s ODI trophy. She scored 477 runs in 11 innings at an average of 47.70 with the highest of 81 under her belt. She would be hoping to replicate the same performance in the WPL 2024 and announce her arrival on the big stage in style.

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WPL Auction 2024: Gujarat Giants Bought Phoebe Litchfield For INR 1 Crore 

Gujarat Giants have been among the teams that have spent a fair amount of money in the ongoing auction so far. They brought Australian batter Phoebe Litchfield for INR 1 crore. 

She had set herself at a base price of 30 lakhs and 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. In just 5 games for the Australia Women, she has made herself a name and has asserted her authority. In these games, he has slammed 99 runs at an average of around 50 and a gigantic strike rate of over 220.

Ankitjit is an author at Cricketaddictor. He has been working with the organization since April 2023 and he has written more than 2000 articles for the website.