The auction first started with Smriti Mandhana, the star player of Team India. All the franchises have been competing to get hold of this left-hander bat who has been raining runs in all formats for the last few years.
Mandhana played an unbeaten innings of 74 runs against the West Indies women’s team in the tri-series T20 in South Africa. After this innings, she left England’s most successful batsman in the run race.
The much-awaited Women’s Premier League (WPL) auction has begun for cricket fans. A total of 409 players will test their luck in this action taking place at the Mumbai venue. The auction first started with Team India star player Smriti Mandhana. All the franchises have been competing to get hold of this left-hander bat who has been raining runs in all formats for the last few years. Finally, Royal Challengers Bangalore got the memory. A total of Rs.3.40 crores has been spent for this purpose. Smriti’s base price in this auction is at least Rs. 50 lakhs while Mumbai bid for two crores. Other franchisees also bid a hefty price. But Bengaluru spent Rs.3.40 crores to get the memory of Lady Virat in women’s cricket.
Rs. 50 lakhs with a base price of Rs
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