WPL 2023: Smriti Mandhana created history, became the most expensive player

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Smriti MandhanaIndia's star opener Smriti Mandhana has become the costliest player in the ongoing player auction for the Women's Premier League (WPL).

An overview of the news

  • She joined Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 3.4 crore after winning the highest bid in the ongoing Women's Premier League 2023 auction in Mumbai.

  • A total of 448 players were included in the auction, out of which 87 players were bought by the franchises. 30 foreign players were also involved in this.

  • Ashley Gardner (Australia) was at number two in the list of expensive players. He was bought by Gujarat Giants for Rs 3.20 crore.

  • Natalie Sciver is at number three. She was bought by Mumbai Indians for 3.20 crores.

  • India's all-rounder Deepti Sharma is at number four. Deepti is included in UP Warriors for 2.60 crores.

  • Jemima Rodrigues was at number five. He was included in their team by Delhi Capitals for 2.20 crores.

About Smriti Mandhana

  • Smriti Mandhana is a young and talented left-handed Indian batsman and former captain of the Indian women's cricket team.

  • Mandhana is known for her attacking batting style and has been a consistent performer in the T20I format.

  • Mandhana made her T20I debut in April 2013 against Bangladesh.

  • In the T20 International format, he has played 65 matches and scored 1743 runs at an average of 27.61.

  • His highest score in T20 International format is 83 and he has 9 fifties to his name.

  • In June 2018, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) awarded her as the Best Female International Cricketer.

  • In December 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) awarded her the Rachael Hayhoe-Flint Award for the best female cricketer of the year.

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