WPL 2024

On Friday, February 23, the second Women’s Premier League season will begin at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, with the holders, Mumbai Indians, beginning their title defense against Delhi Capitals, the runners-up from the first season.

Here is every one of your inquiries responded to about the competition:

Is Bangalore the setting for WPL 2024?

For the main half, yes. The 22 games, including the knockout rounds, of the five-team competition are split equally between Bengaluru and Delhi’s Arun Jaitley stadium. Bangalore will have the principal leg, which will run until Walk 4, and the primary game in Delhi starts off the extremely following day, on Walk 5. The Eliminator and the Last will likewise be at the Arun Jaitley Arena, on Walk 15 and 17 individually.

Is there any adjustment of the competition structure from a year ago?

Neither in terms of the format nor the number of teams. In the double round robin format, each team will play the other four twice. The table-clinchers make it directly to the last, very much like the last time, and the second and third-put groups will fight it out in the Eliminator for their entitlement to challenge the last. The main slight piece of a change is that there are no twofold headers this time.

What are the match timings then?

All games begin at 7:30 p.m. IST and are played simultaneously. The main break days are one each before the two knockouts.

Is there a bat flip, as in the WBBL?

No. Simply the typical coin throw, very much like in the IPL. Fun truth: Harmanpreet Kaur lost seven straight last season before at last winning one. By and large, she lost nine removes from the ten games Mumbai Indians played.

All in all, as IPL, is there likewise Effect Sub in WPL?

Tragically, no. Simply the 11 players a commander names at the throw excepting obviously any blackout subs, if necessary.

Is there DRS?

Yes. DRS is used in every game, and each team will get two reviews per innings.

Could players at any point survey wides and no-balls involving DRS in WPL as well?

Absolutely. This DRS rule change was first used in WPL 2023, which was a T20 league cricket tournament. It was then continued in the resulting IPL season.

Before the mini auction, were there any unexpected releases?

The arrival of Annabel Sutherland (Gujarat Goliaths), and Devika Vaidya and Shabnim Ismail (UP Warriorz) stood out as truly newsworthy. Two of the three have since tracked down new homes. Monsters truth be told delivered 10 of their crew of 18, which included public stars like S Meghana, Mansi Joshi and Sushma Verma close by outsiders like Sophia Dunkley and Kim Garth. MI let go of Heather Graham and RCB of Dane van Niekerk without giving them a game in WPL 2023. Megan Schutt was one more eminent delivery from the RCB crew while Delhi Capitals headed out in different directions from the very first Partner illustrative of the opposition, USA’s Tara Norris.

What were the highlights of the auctions prior to Season 2?

The generally secret Kashvee Gautam, who brought an INR 2 Crore bargain from Goliaths, turned into the most generously compensated uncapped player at the closeout, acquiring 20x her base cost. The slender pacer has since been sidelined because of a physical issue. Sutherland stowed similar check from Delhi Capitals, making her the most costly abroad purchase of this small closeout. Then there was Shabnim Ismail, who was signed by MI for INR 1.2 million, while the Warriorz paid INR 1.3 million to uncapped top-order batter Vrinda Dinesh. Phoebe Litchfield, an Australian batswoman who will be making her WPL debut for the Giants, was the only other player to earn eight figures. After being overlooked by the five teams in the inaugural season, Veda Krishnamurthy was one of India’s fringe players and received a late entry into the GG squad at base price.

Any prominent scorns?

The fact that Chamari Athapaththu was scheduled to miss a second season in a row was almost criminal, but good judgment prevailed and the Sri Lankan skipper was hired by UP Warriorz as a replacement. T20 globetrotter Deandra Dottin and India’s leg-spinning all-rounder Devika Vaidya, who received a deal worth INR 1.6 million in the initial season, did not have the same luck. Norris, who enlisted WPL’s very first fifer on her introduction and Australia’s Kim Garth neglected to track down another club for the subsequent season.

Any flake-outs post closeout?

RCB’s Heather Knight and UP Warriorz’s Lauren Chime as Britain Ladies’ planned reciprocal series in New Zealand starts off only two days after the WPL 2024 last. Furthermore, the ECB is perceived to have given the WPL-bound players the choice to do without the initial three of the five T20Is in New Zealand, the timetable for which was secured in months ahead of time, in lieu of full cooperation in the association. Knight and Chime rather picked to zero in on global cricket. In the two squads, Nadine de Klerk (South Africa) and Athapaththu (Sri Lanka) will take their places.

What’s the significance here for other English players in the opposition?

The six leftover English players – Nat Sciver-Brunt and Issy Wong (MI), Sophie Ecclestone and Danni Wyatt (UPW), Alice Capsey (DC), Kate Cross (RCB) – have made themselves accessible to their separate clubs for the sum of the opposition and Britain have thusly named various crews for the two arrangement of T20Is to be played in New Zealand.

Any injury-constrained withdrawals?

Three so far, led by Gautam, who was going to compete for the first time. BCCI have not revealed the idea of her physical issue however, similarly as with RCB’s Kanika Ahuja, who is additionally set to miss the whole competition. Their substitutions are Sayali Satghare and Shradda Pokharkar separately. Monsters had another withdrawl with Lauren Cheatle checking herself inaccessible after as of late going through technique for the expulsion of skin malignant growth from her neck. This prepared for New Zealand veteran Lea Tahuhu’s lady introduction to the WPL subsequent to being neglected last season.

Is there any partner player this time around?

One. Scotland medium-pace all-rounder Kathryn Bryce will be the main Partner player this WPL, endorsed by Gujarat Monsters at a base cost of INR 10 Lakh. In that capacity, GG can now field upto five abroad players in their XI up to one of them is Bryce.

Are there changes in any of the five research organizations?

On the very first night of WPL 2023, Beth Mooney takes over as captain of the GG team after suffering an injury that ended the tournament. Except for that, there will be no shift in leadership positions. Nonetheless, several establishments have roped in new mentors. Goliaths have headed out in different directions from Rachael Haynes after a grievous first season and gotten the accomplished Michael Klinger while RCB have WBBL winning mentor Luke Williams in control currently, taking over from Ben Sawyer after only one season.