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Top 5 overseas players bought in WPL 2024 Auction

WPL 2024: Top 5 overseas players bought in WPL 2024 Auction. Top five costliest overseas buy in auction.

WPL 2024: Annabel Sutherland was sold to Delhi Capitals women for INR 2 crore_ Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©mufaddal_vohra_Twitter)
Annabel was sold to Delhi Capitals for INR 2 crore (Photo: ©mufaddal_vohra/Twitter)

The 2024 Women’s Premier League auction was a resounding success, witnessing star players securing record contracts. Several foreign players also enjoyed substantial deals, and here's a look at the top 5 overseas players sold in the 2024 WPL auction.

Annabel Sutherland - Delhi Capitals Women – Rs 2 crore

The Australia all-rounder emerged as the costliest overseas player, with Delhi Capitals acquiring her for Rs 2 crore after a bidding war with the Mumbai Indians. Sutherland gained attention for her outstanding batting performance in June, becoming the youngest centurion in Women’s Ashes with a knock of 137 not out. She also holds the record for the highest Test score at No. 8 or lower in Women’s Test cricket. Despite having yet to score a fifty in 22 T20Is, her recent performance in the Women’s Big Bash League showcased her prowess, scoring 288 runs and claiming 23 wickets.

WPL 2024_ Shabnim Ismail was sold to Mumbai Indians women for INR 1.2 crore_ Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©X_Twitter)
Shabnim went to Mumbai Indians for INR 1.2 crore (Photo: ©X/Twitter)

Shabnim Ismail - Mumbai Indians Women - Rs. 1.20 crore

The veteran South Africa medium-pacer, aged 35, secured a deal with Mumbai Indians Women for Rs 1.20 crore. Ismail, with 123 wickets in 113 T20Is, is among the top wicket-takers in this format at the international level. Despite a below-average performance in the WBBL 2023-24, where she bagged 13 wickets in 14 games for Hobart Hurricanes, Mumbai invested in her experience as a backup for England bowler Issy Wong.

Phoebe Litchfield – Gujarat Giants Women – Rs 1 crore

The 20-year-old left-handed Australia batter, Phoebe Litchfield, was acquired by Gujarat Giants for Rs 1 crore. With an impressive average of 49.14 in WODIs and 49.50 in WT20Is, Litchfield is considered a promising long-term option. In WBBL 2023-24, she scored 309 runs at an average of 28.09 and a strike rate of 130.37 in 15 games, earning the trust of Gujarat Giants over the in-form but unsold Sri Lanka batter Chamari Athapaththu.

Georgia Wareham - Royal Challengers Bangalore Women - Rs 40 lakh

Royal Challengers Bangalore secured the services of Australia leg-spinner Georgia Wareham for Rs 40 lakh. With 44 wickets in 46 WT20Is, Wareham is a like-for-like replacement for the released Dane van Niekerk. Her performance in the 2023-24 WBBL for Melbourne Renegades, where she claimed 14 wickets in 14 games, positions her as a crucial asset in RCB's spin department.

Dani Wyatt - UP Warriorz Women – Rs 30 lakh

UP Warriorz made a fortunate acquisition of Dani Wyatt at her base price of Rs 30 lakh. The 32-year-old England batter, with 151 WT20Is under her belt, boasts an impressive record of 2602 runs at a strike rate of 127.33, including 2 tons and 13 fifties. Wyatt, a useful off-break bowler with 46 wickets in the format, brings valuable experience and recent batting form to UP Warriorz, with five scores of 40s or more in her last 10 WT20 innings.


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