Gujarat Giants and Mumbai Indians clash is all set for the first-ever game of the Women’s Premier League – WPL 2023 on Saturday, March 4. In the league stage of the inaugural WPL season, five teams will compete in a double round-robin format, with the top three teams advancing to the Eliminator and Final.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, and Delhi Capitals, along with newcomers Gujarat Giants and UP Warriorz, are among the five teams competing in the inaugural WPL.
22 WPL 2023 games will be played in total at the DY Patil Stadium and the Brabourne CCI in Mumbai. The Eliminator and Final are scheduled for March 24 and 26, respectively, while the league phase runs from March 4 through March 21.
During the WPL Auction 2023 on February 23, all five teams completed their squads. Additionally, the captains for the season for each of the five franchises have been confirmed. Check the team-wise WPL 2023 captains & coaches.
WPL 2023: Team-wise Captain, Head Coach
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Smriti Mandhana||Ben Sawyer|
|Mumbai Indians||Harmanpreet Kaur||Charlotte Edwards|
|Delhi Capitals||Meg Lanning||Jonathan Batty|
|UP Warriorz||Alyssa Healy||Jon Lewis|
|Gujarat Giants||Beth Mooney||Rachael Haynes|
Delhi Capitals – Captain, Coach
Meg Lanning was selected as the Delhi Capitals’ captain for the Women’s Premier League 2023 season on Wednesday (March 1).
DC will have Jonathan Batty working for them as their head coach. Hemlata Kala and Lisa Keightley have been selected as the Delhi Capitals’ assistant head coaches, and Biju George will serve as the group’s fielding coach.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Captain, Coach
Fans weren’t surprised when Royal Challengers Bangalore was the first team to reveal its captain. Smriti Mandhana, who was the most expensive purchase at the WPL auction last month, will be in charge of the well-liked franchise in Bangalore.
Ben Sawyer, the current New Zealand head coach, was appointed by RCB. Malolan Rangarajan was additionally hired by Royal Challengers Bangalore as their assistant coach and head of scouting (for both WPL & IPL). The positions of batting and fielding coaches have been filled by RX Murali and retired Indian cricketer Vanitha VR, respectively.
UP Warriorz – Captain, Coach
Everyone was taken aback when UP Warriorz chose Alyssa Healy as captain instead of Indian all-rounder Deepti Sharma, who was local-born. However, Deepti Sharma was later chosen to serve as vice-captain during the debut campaign.
Jon Lewis was named the UP Warriorz’s head coach. Anju Jain has been named as an assistant coach by the UP Warriorz. Former Australian player Ashley Noffke will serve as the bowling coach for the Lucknow-based team. For the first season, the UP team will be under the guidance of four-time World Cup champion Lisa Sthalekar.
Gujarat Giants – Captain, Coach
Star Australian batter Beth Mooney has been selected captain of the Gujarat Giants. Rachael Haynes will serve as the team’s coach. For the WPL 2023 season, Gujarat Giants have hired Tushar Arothe as their batting coach, Nooshin Al Khadeer as their bowling coach, and Gavan Twinning as their fielding coach.
Mumbai Indians – Captain, Coach
Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the Indian national team, is the captain of the Mumbai Indians. MI’s head coach is Charlotte Edwards. Devieka Palshikar is the batting coach, Jhulan Goswami is the bowling coach, and Lydia Greenway is the fielding coach for the Mumbai Indians.
WPL 2023: Full Squads Of All Teams
Here are the squads for all 5 teams in WPL 2023:
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Indrani Roy, Disha Kasat, Shreyanka Patil, Kanika Ahuja, Asha Shobhana, Erin Burns, Heather Knight, Dane van Niekerk, Preeti Bose, Poonam Khemnar, Komal Zanzad, Megan Schutt, Sahana Pawar
Harmanpreet Kaur, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Yastika Bhatia, Heather Graham, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishaque, Hayley Matthews, Chloe Tryon, Priyanka Bala, Humairaa Kaazi, Neelam Bisht, Jintamani Kalita, Sonam Yadav
Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney, Sophia Dunkley, Annabel Sutherland, Harleen Deol, Deandra Dottin, Sneh Rana, S Meghana, Georgia Wareham, Mansi Joshi, Dayalan Hemalatha, Monica Patel, Tanuja Kanwer, Sushma Verma, Hurley Gala, Ashwani Kumari, Parunika Sisodia, Shabman Shakil
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
Jemimah Rodrigues, Meg Lanning, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Marizanne Kapp, Titas Sadhu, Alice Capsey, Tara Norris, Laura Harris, Jasia Akhtar, Minnu Mani, Poonam Yadav, Taniya Bhatia. Jess Jonassen, Sneha Deepthi, Arundhati Reddy, Aparna Mondal
WPL 2023 matches venue
In total, five teams will compete in 23 games of the Women’s Premier League, or WPL 2023. These games will all be played in Mumbai’s DY Patil and Brabourne stadiums. There will be 20 leagues overall, two playoff rounds, and a title game. The first season will feature 4 double decker matches, which makes it unique.
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