Royal Challengers Bangalore ended up with a star-studded squad on the finish of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) public sale on Monday with India opener Smriti Mandhana turning into the highest-paid cricketer in the whole course of with Rs 3.4 crore. The group additionally boasted of proficient Team India gamers like Renuka Singh and Richa Ghosh whereas Sophie Devine and Ellyse Perry present the assist on the worldwide expertise entrance. Along with the youth on supply, the RCB franchise additionally made two good picks in signing the skilled duo of Heather Knight and Dane van Niekerk for his or her respective base costs.
«Everyone knows Mandhana and (Australia’s Elysse) Perry — Rs 1.7 crore); we were pretty committed to the couple of people we wanted to get. We’re very happy to get such quality players. It’s a dream result for us to get Mandhana, Perry and (Sophie) Devine (Rs 50 lakh),» RCB Director of Cricket Mike Hesson stated throughout a media interplay.
«Smriti has got plenty of captaincy experience and is familiar with the Indian conditions, so highly likely (she’ll be the captain).» Mandhana, who watched the public sale along with her group cheering every bid, was ecstatic.
«We have been watching auction of men’s (players). It is such a big moment for women to have an auction of this sort. The whole thing is exacting. RCB’s legacy is big, they have built a big fan-base. Hope we both can together build a big team,» Mandhana stated.
RCB Complete Squad:Smriti Mandhana (INR 3.4 crore), Sophie Devine (INR 50 lakh), Ellyse Perry (INR 1.7 crore), Renuka Singh (INR 1.5 crore), Richa Ghosh (INR 1.9 crore), Erin Burns (INR 30 lakh), Disha Kasat (INR 10 lakh), Indrani Roy (INR 10 lakh), Shreyanka Patil (INR 10 lakh), Kanika Ahuja (35 lakh), Asha Shobana (INR 10 lakh), Heather Knight (INR 40 lakh), Dane van Niekerk (INR 30 lakh), Preeti Bose (INR 30 lakh), Poonam Khemnar (INR 10 lakh), Komal Zanzad (INR 25 lakh), Megan Schutt (INR 40 lakh), Sahana Pawar (INR 10 lakh)
(With PTI inputs)
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