Women’s cricket has gained popularity in India over the years. The sport has reached new heights with the launch of the Women’s Premier League. The league, which was launched in 2022, pits some of the best female cricketers in the country against each other. Let us take a closer look at the league and what it has to offer.
The Most Expensive Player
In the WPL’s inaugural auction held in January 2023, Smriti Mandhana was the most expensive player, purchased by the Mumbai Mavericks for INR 1.5 million. Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Shafali were among other top players who fetched high prices.
WPL Teams & Their Owners
The Women’s Premier League has a total of five teams, each with a squad of 15 players. Following are the names of the teams and their respective owners: –
- The Royal Challengers Bangalore: – Diageo.
- Mumbai Indians: – Reliance Industries.
- UP Warriorz: – Capri Global.
- Delhi Capitals: – JSW–GMR.
- The Gujarat Giants: – Adani Group.
On 14th February 2023, the BCCI released the schedule for WPL’ 2023, which will consist of 20 league games and 2 playoff matches. The tournament will kick off on 4th March 2023 with a match between the Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Giants.” Whole tournament will be held at two stadium of Mumbai known as Brabourne Stadium and DY Patil Stadium from 03.Mar.2023 to 26.Mar.2023.
Where to Watch WPL: Details and Live Telecast
Live streaming of all the WPL matches will be available on the popular sports channel in India sports 18 and on the OTT platform Jio cinema.
WPL match timings: Afternoon matches: 3:00 PM IST , Evening matches: 7:30 PM IST.
Enjoy and Earn during WPL
Do not limit yourself to just watch India’s first Women’s Premier League earn exciting cash and other prizes with WinZo’s fantasy cricket league.
With keeping track of all the scores for WPL’ 2023 at India’s biggest online gaming platform WinZo, you can create your own squad, choose your captain and vice-captain wisely and keep all the records of players in mind while making your own WPL’s squad. Fantasy cricket league is an easy-to-play activity where you receive 100 credit points, and all the players in the team will receive a different number of credits depending on the match.
- Log in to your WinZo account on the app.
- Select the match that you would like to play.
- Build a team of 11 players using 100 credit points; you can choose 7 players from each team, and the credit cost varies for each player.
- Select a captain and vice-captain; the captain earns 2x points, and the vice-captain earns 1.5x points.
- Pick a contest and check the price slab before joining.
- Monitor your score during the game and track your position on the leaderboard.
- Your winnings will be credited to your WinZo account within 2 hours of the match’s completion and can be withdrawn at your convenience.