WPL 2023: Team-wise Squad, Playing XI, Captain, Coach, All You Need To Know

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WPL 2023 Squad Playing XI

The Women’s Premier League’s inaugural season will start on March 4 on Saturday. On Saturday, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led Mumbai Indians (MI) will play the Gujarat Giants in the first match of the year.

At 7:30 PM IST, the game will take place at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. There are 5 teams competing in the WPL’s debut season. There will be 22 games in all. The official anthem for WPL 2023, “Ye to bas shuruat hai,” has been announced.

The Sports 18 TV channel in India will broadcast WPL 2023 matches. On the other hand, the JioCinema app will offer live streaming of the WPL games. The JioCinema app will be free to use for Jio customers.

In the league stage, all five franchises—MI, RCB, DC, GG, and UP Warriorz—will play four home games and four away games. Before the top three teams are chosen, a total of 20 league games will be played, with each team playing the other once. The top-ranked team advances directly to the final match, while the teams placed second and third face off in a playoff with the winner advancing to the championship game. Check complete details on WPL 2023, Team-wise Squad, Playing XI, Captain, and Coach. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Squad: Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Renuka Singh Thakur, Richa Ghosh, Erin Burns, Disha Kasat, Indrani Roy, Shreyanka Patil, Kanika Ahuja, Asha Shobana, Heather Knight, Dane van Niekerk, Preeti Bose, Poonam Khemnar, Komal Zanzad, Meghan Schutt, Sahana Pawar

Starting XI (probable): Smriti Mandhana (C), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Dane van Niekerk/Heather Knight, Disha Kasat, Richa Ghosh (wk), Kanika Ahuja, Megan Schutt, Preeti Bose/Sahana Pawar, Renuka Thakur, Komal Zanzad

Bench: Erin Burns, Indrani Roy, Shreyanka Patil, Asha Shobana, Poonam Khemnar

Coaching staff: Ben Sawyer (head coach), Malolan Rangarajan (assistant coach), RX Murali (batting coach) and Vanitha VR (fielding coach)

Mumbai Indians

Squad: Harmanpreet Kaur, Nat Sciver, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Yastika Bhatia, Heather Graham, Isabelle Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishaque, Hayley Mathews, Chloe Tryon, Humairaa Kaazi, Priyanka Bala, Sonam Yadav, Jintimani Kalita, Neelam Bisht

Starting XI (probable): Yastika Bhatia (wk), Hayley Matthews, Dhara Gujjar, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Amelia Kerr, Amanjot Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Jintimani Kalita, Issy Wong, Sonam Yadav/Saika Ishaque

Bench: Heather Graham, Chloe Tryon, Humairaa Kaazi, Priyanka Bala, Neelam Bisht

Coaching staff: Charlotte Edwards (head coach), Jhulan Goswami (team mentor and bowling coach), Devieka Palshikaar (batting coach) and Trupti Bhattacharya (team manager)

Gujarat Giants

Squad: Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney, Sophie Dunkley, Anna Sutherland, Harleen Deol, Deandra Dottin, Sneh Rana, S Meghana, Georgia Wareham, Mansi Joshi, D Hemalatha, Monica Patel, Tanuja Kanwer, Sushma Verma, Hurley Gala, Ashwani Kumari, Parunika Sisodia, Shabnam Shakil

Starting XI (probable): Beth Mooney (C, wk), Sabbineni Meghana, Harleen Deol, Ash Gardner, D Hemalatha, Deandra Dottin, Annabel Sutherland, Sneh Rana, Hurley Gala/Ashwani Kumari, Mansi Joshi/Monica Patel, Tanuja Kanwar

Bench: Sophia Dunkley, Georgia Wareham, Sushma Verma, Parunika Sisodia, Shabnam Shakil

Coaching staff: Rachael Haynes (head coach), Nooshin Al Khadeer (bowling coach), Tushar Arothe (batting coach), Gavan Twining (fielding coach), and Mithali Raj (team mentor and advisor)

UP Warriorz

Squad: Sophie Ecclestone, Deepti Sharma, Tahlia McGrath, Shabnim Ismail, Alyssa Healy, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Parshavi Chopra, Shweta Sehrawat, S Yashasri, Kiran Navgire, Grace Harris, Devika Vaidya, Lauren Bell, Laxmi Yadav, Simran Shaikh

Starting XI (probable): Alyssa Healy (C, wk), Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navgire, Tahlia McGrath, Deepti Sharma (VC), Sophie Ecclestone, Grace Harris/Shabnim Ismail, Devika Vaidya, Parshavi Chopra, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

Bench: Lauren Bell, S Yashasri, Simran Shaik, Laxmi Yadav

Coaching staff: Jon Lewis (head coach), Anju Jain (assistant coach), Ashley Noffke (bowling coach) and Lisa Sthalekar (team mentor)

Delhi Capitals

Squad: Jemimah Rodrigues, Meg Lanning, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Marizanne Kapp, Titas Sadhu, Alice Capsey, Tara Norris, Laura Harris, Jasia Akhter, Minnu Man, Taniya Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Jess Jonassen, Sneha Deepthi, Arundhati Reddy, Aparna Mandal

Starting XI (probable): Shafali Verma, Jasia Akhtar, Jemimah Rodrigues, Meg Lanning, Marizanne Kapp, Alice Capsey/Laura Harris, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Jess Jonassen, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav

Bench: Tara Norris, Arundhati Reddy, Sneha Deepti, Aparna Mondal, Minu Mani, Titas Sadhu

Coaching staff: Jonathan Batty (head coach), Hemlata Kala and Lisa Keightley (assistant coaches) and Biju George (fielding coach)

WPL 2023 Complete Schedule: Date, Time, Venue

March 4, 7:30 PM: Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians, DY Patil Stadium

March 5, 3:30 PM: RCB vs Delhi Capitals, Brabourne Stadium

March 5, 7:30 PM: UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants, DY Patil Stadium

March 6, 7:30 PM: Mumbai Indians vs RCB, Brabourne Stadium

March 7, 7:30 PM: Delhi Capitals vs UP Warriorz, DY Patil Stadium

March 8, 7:30 PM: Gujarat Giants vs RCB, Brabourne Stadium

March 9, 7:30 PM: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, DY Patil Stadium

March 10, 7:30 PM: RCB vs UP Warriorz, Brabourne Stadium

March 11, 7:30 PM: Gujarat Giants vs Delhi Capitals, DY Patil Stadium

March 12, 7:30 PM: UP Warriorz vs Mumbai Indians, Brabourne Stadium

March 13, 7:30 PM: Delhi Capitals vs RCB, DY Patil Stadium

March 14, 7:30 PM: Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Giants, Brabourne Stadium

March 15, 7:30 PM: UP Warriorz vs RCB, DY Patil Stadium

March 16, 7:30 PM: Delhi Capitals vs Gujarat Giants, Brabourne Stadium

March 18, 3:30 PM: Mumbai Indians vs UP Warriorz, DY Patil Stadium

March 18, 7:30 PM: RCB vs Gujarat Giants, Brabourne Stadium

March 20, 3:30 PM: Gujarat Giants vs UP Warriorz, Brabourne Stadium

March 20, 7:30 PM: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals, DY Patil Stadium

March 21, 3:30 PM: RCB vs Mumbai Indians, DY Patil Stadium

March 21, 7:30 PM: UP Warriorz vs Delhi Capitals, Brabourne Stadium

March 24, 7:30 PM: Eliminator (TBD), DY Patil Stadium

March 26, 7:30 PM: Final (TBD), Brabourne Stadium

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