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Women's Premier League 2024 auction

The WPL Auction 2024 is currently underway in Mumbai, featuring a total of 165 players, including 61 overseas players. 

The auction includes a maximum of 30 slots, with nine reserved for overseas players, indicating a competitive bid for both domestic and international talents. 

Gujarat Giants, aiming to strengthen their squad for the upcoming Women's Premier League, made a significant move by signing Australia's Phoebe Litchfield for a whopping INR 1 crore. 

Delhi Capitals (DC) made a blockbuster bid of INR 2 crore to secure the services of Australian star Annabel Sutherland during the auction. 

Deandra Dottin, the West Indies all-rounder with a reserve price of ₹50 lakh, went unsold at the mini-auction, along with Ireland’s Kim Garth, who was placed in the highest bracket. 

Promising Indian players like Vrinda Dinesh, Uma Chetry, Kashvee Gautam, Mannat Kashyap, and Gautami Naik, who are uncapped, are expected to attract attention and potentially find new homes at WPL. 

A total of 21 Indian players are set to go under the hammer, competing for the limited 30 available slots in the new season. 

Gujarat Giants, finishing last in the previous season, entered the mini-auction with the most substantial purse of INR 5.95 crores and 10 available slots to revamp their squad for WPL 2024. 

Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) have a more modest budget of INR 2.1 crores, with the ability to fill up to 5 slots in their squad. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have the second-largest purse at the mini-auction, with INR 3.35 crores and seven available slots, creating anticipation around which franchise will make the most expensive signing in the WPL mini-auction.