WPL 2024 Retention: Gujarat Giants have released more than half of their squad

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WPL 2024 Retention: Gujarat Giants have released more than half of their squad – Gudstory

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The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the updated squads for the Women’s Premier League, with the player retention period for the 2024 season ending on October 15. Overall, 60 players, including 21 overseas players, have been retained across five franchises, while 29 players have been released. Here’s how the teams stack up.

delhi capitals

Delhi Capitals have retained 15 of their 18 squad members. The three released include Tara Norris, who was the only utility player across the teams in the inaugural season, and Jasia Akhtar, the Jammu and Kashmir pacer known for her powerful batting in India’s domestic circuit. Capitals will go into the 2024 auction with a purse of INR 2.25 lakh crore to fill up to three slots.

a team: Alice Kapse*, Arundhati Reddy, Jemima Rodriguez, Jess Jonassen*, Laura Harris*, Marizan Kapp*, Meg Lanning*, Meenu Mani, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sneha Deepthi, Tanya Bhatia, Titas Sadhu .

The players were released: Aparna Mondal, Jasya Akhtar, Tara Norris*

Gujarat Giants

Gujarat Giants, who finished bottom of the points table last season, have released more than half their squad, including four foreign players: Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Kim Garth and Sophia Dunkley. Laura Wolfhardt, who was an injury replacement for Beth Mooney, has been retained, as has Mooney.

This means they have ten vacancies now, and they will have the largest purse in the mini-auction – INR 5.95 lakh crore – to fill those vacancies.

a team: Ashley Gardner*, Beth Mooney*, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harleen Deol, Laura Wolfhardt*, Shabnam Shakeel, Sneh Rana, Tanya Kanware

The players were released: Annabelle Sutherland*, Ashwani Kumari, Georgia Wareham*, Hurley Gala, Kim Garth*, Mansi Joshi, Monica Patel, Parunika Sisodia, Sabineni Meghana, Sophia Dunkley*, Sushma Verma

Mumbai Indians

Defending champions Mumbai Indians have released just four players, of whom only Dhara Gujjar played any role last season. Since they had just 17 players last time, they have five slots available and a purse of INR 2.1 crore, the smallest among the five franchises.

a team: Amanjot Kaur, Amelia Kerr*, Chloe Tryon*, Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Matthews*, Humaira Kazi, Isabel Wong*, Jintimani Kalita, Nat Schaefer-Brunett*, Pooja Vastrakar, Priyanka Bhalla, Saika Issac, Yastika Bhatia

The players were released: Dara Gujjar, Heather Graham*, Neelam Bisht, Sonam Yadav

Royal Challengers Bangalore

a team: Asha Shobana, Disha Cassatt, Elise Perry*, Heather Knight*, Indrani Roy, Kanika Ahuja, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Shreyanka Patel, Smriti Mandanna, Sophie Devine*

The players were released: Daine van Niekerk*, Erin Burns*, Komal Zhanzad, Megan Schott*, Poonam Khemnar, Preeti Bose, Sahana Pawar

Up Warriors

UP Warriorz retained their essence. Shabnim Ismail, who played just three matches last season due to the squad, was the only foreign player to be released. Among Indians, the company has let go of Devika Vaidya, Shefali Shinde and Simran Sheikh. Vaidya, who was signed for INR 1.4 crore, has managed 77 runs and just one wicket in seven matches. Warriorz will get INR 4 crore in the auction to fill five slots.

a team: Alyssa Healy*, Anjali Sarvani, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris*, Kiran Navgir, Lauren Bell*, Lakshmi Yadav, Parshavi Chopra, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, S Yashasree, Shweta Sehrawat, Sophie Ecclestone*, Tahlia McGrath*

The players were released: Devika Vaidya, Shabnim Ismail*, Shefali Shinde, Simran Sheikh


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