Harmanpreet Kaur : Indian cricket captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, has created a buzz on social media after securing a massive contract worth ₹1.8 crore from Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Women’s Premier League (WPL) Auction 2023. The talismanic batter will be donning the iconic blue jersey of MI in the inaugural edition of WPL.
“Hello Family, Blue it is! #MumbaiIndians #WPL2023,” wrote Harmanpreet on Twitter, reacting to MI’s announcement of having both the Indian cricket captains in their squad. The Indian skipper spoke to Jio Cinema about joining the franchise and said, “It’s really great. I have always seen Mumbai Indians doing really well in the IPL, and now I also have the opportunity to be a part of their team. I hope we’ll make a good team and do what we are there to do.”
“The Indian Cricket Powerhouses: Rohit Sharma and Harmanpreet Kaur join forces at Mumbai Indians”
Mumbai Indians already have the Indian men’s cricket team captain, Rohit Sharma, leading their troops, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if they make Harmanpreet the skipper of their women’s team. The franchise now boasts of having both the Indian cricket captains in their ranks, making them a powerhouse to watch out for.
“Harmanpreet Kaur’s Fierce Bid at WPL Auction 2023”
The Indian skipper was the second player to go under the hammer at the WPL Auction 2023, with Smriti Mandhana being the first. Multiple teams showed interest in her services, and Royal Challengers Bangalore was the first team to bid for her, with a base price of ₹50 lakh. However, the bidding war heated up soon after, with MI entering the race with a bid of ₹1.4 crore. UP Warriorz also jumped in with a bid of ₹1.5 crore, but in the end, Mumbai secured Harmanpreet’s services for ₹1.8 crore.
“Mumbai Indians Add Firepower to Squad with Five Sensational Signings”
Since signing Harmanpreet, Mumbai Indians have roped in four more players to bolster their squad. They have signed two overseas players, Amelia Kerr and Nat Sciver-Brunt, and also splurged ₹1.9 crore to secure the services of rising star Pooja Vastrakar. Wicketkeeper-batter Yastika Bhatia was the team’s fifth signing, for ₹1.5 crore.
The Mumbai-based franchise still needs to sign at least 10 more players at the WPL Auction 2023, and they have only ₹2.6 crore left in their auction purse. However, with the sensational signings they have made so far, Mumbai Indians are surely one team to watch out for in the inaugural edition of WPL.
“The Exciting Era of Women’s Cricket has begun, and Mumbai Indians are at the forefront”
The WPL Auction 2023 has marked the beginning of a new and exciting era in women’s cricket. With franchises splurging big bucks to secure the services of the best players, the tournament promises to be a thrilling one. And, with the Indian cricket captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, joining forces with Mumbai Indians, the franchise is all set to light up the WPL with their stunning performances.