The inaugural Women's Premier League (WPL) 2023 auction is set to take place on February 13 in Mumbai.
There are five franchises already announced for the WPL 2023.
The first set of batters, also known as 'BA1', includes big names like Tammy Beaumont, Suzie Bates, Tasmin Brits, Sophia Dunkley, Meg Lanning, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, and Laura Wolvaardt.
Meg Lanning is expected to be a top pick at the WPL 2023 auction. She is a successful cricketer and has a winning mentality.
Indian player Jemimah Rodrigues is also a strong contender for a high bid at the WPL 2023 auction. Her domestic experience playing for Mumbai could make her a sought-after player for the Mumbai Indians franchise.
Indian opener Shafali Verma is predicted to earn the highest paycheck from the 'BA1' set. Her recent success with the senior team and U19 World Cup victory have elevated her game to a new level.
Verma's potential as a captaincy option for a few franchises makes her a likely high-priced pick in the WPL 2023 auction.
Indian players are expected to go for a higher price in the WPL 2023 auction due to their popularity and relevance to the local audience.
The head coach of the Gujarat Giants, Rachael Haynes, could also play a role in Meg Lanning being a sought-after player in the WPL 2023 auction.