Smriti Mandhana Gets The Biggest Bid Of INR 3.4 Crore At WPL Auction
Ashleigh Gardner of Australia and Nat Sciver-Brunt
of England were the most expensive foreign players at INR 3.2 crore each.
At the first Women's Premier League auction in Mumbai, India, Smriti Mandhana was the most expensive player to be bought.
She was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 3.4 crore. She was also the first player on the auction on Monday.
They also bought all-rounders
and Ellyse Perry at their base prices of INR 50 lakh and INR 1.7 crore, respectively.
They then bought wicketkeeper
, who is 19 years old and played in India's winning Under-19 World Cup team last month, for INR 1.9 crore.
Smriti has a lot of experience being captain and knows how things work in India, so it's likely that she'll be captain.
Even though Mumbai Indians didn't buy Mandhana, they got
before RCB and Delhi Capitals. The India captain cost them INR 1.8 crore
Pooja Vastrakar, an all-rounder, was signed for INR 1.9 crore, and Yastika Bhatia was signed for INR 1.5 crore.
At INR 2.6 crore, all-rounder
was the second most expensive Indian. She will play for UP Warriorz, which will be based in Uttar Pradesh, her home state.
Warriorz also spent a lot of money on
, India all-rounder Devika Vaidya, and Shabnim Ismail. Each of them cost INR 1.4 crore.