Women’s Premier League auction commenced on February 13th. Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise made some strong buys in the auction. RCB Women Squad for the inaugural season of Women’s Premier League looks strong. Here is a list of all the players bought by RCB in the auction.
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RCB Women WPL Auction 2023 List
|Smriti Mandhana||INR 3.4 crore|
|Sophie Devine||INR 50 Lakhs|
|Ellyse Perry||INR 1.7 crore|
|Renuka Singh Thakur||INR 1.5 crore|
|Richa Ghosh||INR 1.9 crore|
|Erin Burns||INR 30 lakh|
|Disha Kasat||INR 10 lakh|
|Indrani Roy||INR 10 lakh|
|Shreyanka Patil||INR 10 lakh|
|Kanika Ahuja||INR 35 lakh|
|Asha Shobana||INR 10 lakh|
|Heather Knight||INR 40 lakh|
|Dane van Niekerk||INR 30 lakh|
|Preeti Bose||INR 30 lakh|
|Poonam Khemnar||INR 10 lakh|
|Komal Zanzad||INR 25 lakh|
|Megan Schutt||INR 40 lakh|
|Sahana Pawar||INR 10 lakh|
A total of 18 players were bought in the Auction. RCB managed to get top international players in their Squad.
RCB Women Squad WPL 2023
Batters: Smriti Mandhana, Disha Kasat
Bowlers: Renuka Singh Thakur, Preeti Bose, Komal Zanzad, Megan Schutt (F), Sahana Pawar.
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All-rounders: Sophie Devine (F), Ellyse Perry (F), Erin Burns (F), Heather Knight (F), Dane van Niekerk (F), Asha Shobana, Poonam Khemnar, Kanika Ahuja.
The RCB Women’s franchise has bought out some of the best players in the world. The squad is filled with international overseas stars. Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Dane van Niekerk were former captains of their respective nations. Megan Schutt is one of the best bowlers in T20 internationals.
Smriti Mandhana, Renuka Singh and Richa Ghosh are the three Indian internationals in the squad. The team has a lot of batting depth. Mandhana has over 3000 runs in T20 format. Ellyse Perry has scored over 2000 runs and picked up 50 plus wickets.
RCB Women’s team is the team strongest team and a title contender based on the players in the squad. Perry, Heather Knight are former world champions. Heather Knight guided England to historic ODI World Cup win at Lords in 2017 against India. Perry is a four time T20 World Cup winner. Dane Van Niekerk captained Manchester Originals to the trophy in the first edition of The Hundred tournament.
The team other than the 10 international players looks inexperienced and no proper back up options are available in case these international players gets injured. The team perfectly fits with 8 international stars and no proper bowlers are available other than Renuka Singh and Meghan Schutt.
RCB Women Probable Playing XI combination: Smriti Mandhana, Dane van Niekerk, Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Richa Ghosh (wk), Erin Burns, Renuka Singh, Meghan Schutt, Shana Pawar, Preeti Bose, Disha Kasat.
RCB Women’s Team Fixtures : WPL 2023
|Match||Date & Time||Venue|
|RCB vs Delhi Capitals||March 5th, 3:30 PM||CCI, Brabourne|
|RCB vs Mumbai Indians||March 6th, 7:30 PM||CCI, Brabourne|
|RCB vs Gujarat Giants||March 8th, 7:30 PM||CCI, Brabourne|
|RCB vs UP Warriors||March 10th, 7:30 PM||CCI, Brabourne|
|RCB vs Delhi Capitals||March 13th, 7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|RCB vs UP Warriors||March 15th, 7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|RCB vs Gujarat Giants||March 18th, 7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|RCB vs Mumbai Indians||March 21st, 3:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|