The Women's Premier League (WPL) will start on March 4 with a clash between Gujarat Giants and Mumbai Indians.
Last Updated: 12.08 PM, Feb 16, 2023
The first-ever Women's Premier League (WPL) is all set to kick off in March. This will be one of the most anticipated lucrative franchise tournaments in women's cricket.
The five franchises have been sold for £465m, with one each in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, and Lucknow.
The five teams: UP Warriorz, Gujarat Giants, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Delhi Capitals (DC), and Mumbai Indians (MI).
When will the WPL 2023 start and where will it be played?
The WPL 2023 will begin on March 4, six days after the Women's T20 World Cup ends in South Africa. The tournament will run until March 24, a week before the IPL starts.
The matches will all be played across Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. The two stadiums are - the 20,000-seater Brabourne Stadium and the DY Patil Stadium (60,000 capacity).
How does the WPL 2023 work?
At the WPL 2023, every team will play the other four teams twice. The top three from the league stage will qualify for the play-off stage.
The table toppers will reach the final automatically, with second and third place competing in an eliminator.
WPL 2023 schedule:
The fixtures for the matches have been shared by the WPL on their Twitter account.
There will be four double headers with the first match starting at 3:30 PM IST. All evening matches will start at 7:30 PM IST.
WPL 2023 squads:
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Indrani Roy, Disha Kasat, Shreyanka Patil, Kanika Ahuja, Asha Shobhana, Erin Burns, Heather Knight, Dane van Niekerk, Preeti Bose, Poonam Khemnar, Komal Zanzad, Megan Schutt, Sahana Pawar
Mumbai Indians: Harmanpreet Kaur, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Yastika Bhatia, Heather Graham, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishaque, Hayley Matthews, Chloe Tryon, Priyanka Bala, Humairaa Kaazi, Neelam Bisht, Jintamani Kalita, Sonam Yadav
Gujarat Giants: Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney, Sophia Dunkley, Annabel Sutherland, Harleen Deol, Deandra Dottin, Sneh Rana, S Meghana, Georgia Wareham, Mansi Joshi, Dayalan Hemalatha, Monica Patel, Tanuja Kanwer, Sushma Verma, Hurley Gala, Ashwani Kumari, Parunika Sisodia, Shabman Shakil
UP Warriorz: Sophie Ecclestone, Deepti Sharma, Tahlia McGrath, Shabnim Ismail, Alyssa Healy, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Parshavi Chopra, Shweta Sehrawat, S Yashasri, Kiran Navgire, Grace Harris, Devika Vaidya, Lauren Bell, Laxmi Yadav, Simran Shaikh
Delhi Capitals: Jemimah Rodrigues, Meg Lanning, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Marizanne Kapp, Titas Sadhu, Alice Capsey, Tara Norris, Laura Harris, Jasia Akhtar, Minnu Mani, Poonam Yadav, Taniya Bhatia. Jess Jonassen, Sneha Deepthi, Arundhati Reddy, Aparna Mondal