WPL 2024: Mumbai Indians Retain Harmanpreet Kaur; Gujarat Giants Continue with Ashleigh Gardner and Beth Mooney
The Mumbai Indians, defending champions of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023, have retained 13 players for the 2024 edition, including captain Harmanpreet Kaur. Meanwhile, Gujarat Giants have retained eight players, including Ashleigh Gardner and Beth Mooney.
The Mumbai Indians, who clinched the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 title, have chosen to retain 13 players for the upcoming 2024 edition, maintaining their winning core, including the captain, Harmanpreet Kaur.
Among the retained players, the Mumbai Indians have kept key performers from their victorious WPL 2023 campaign. This includes Hayley Matthews, who was awarded the Most Valuable Player and the Purple Cap, and emerging talent Yastika Bhatia. Furthermore, Player of the Final, Natalie Sciver-Brunt, remains part of the retained squad.
The Mumbai Indians’ roster features five overseas players, reinforcing their international flair. The foreign recruits retained are Amelia Kerr, Isabelle Wong, Chloe Tryon, Hayley Matthews, and Natalie Sciver-Brunt.
The team has decided to release Heather Graham, Dhara Gujjar, Sonam Yadav, and Neelam Bisht. With a salary cap of Rs 2.1 crore available to complete their squad, the Mumbai Indians have five slots to fill, including one for overseas players.
In total, 60 players, including 21 overseas cricketers, were retained across the five WPL franchises. The deadline for player retention concluded on October 15, with 29 players released from their existing squads, as confirmed by BCCI honorary secretary Jay Shah.
Delhi Capitals Women, the runners-up in WPL 2023, have opted to retain 15 players, including five overseas recruits. Among their retained players are Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Jess Jonassen, Laura Harris, Marizanne Kapp, Meg Lanning, and Minnu Mani. With Rs 2.25 crore remaining from their budget, the team is in a strong position to complete their squad.
Gujarat Giants have retained the lowest number of players, keeping eight members in their squad. Notable names include Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harleen Deol, and Laura Wolvaardt. With a budget of Rs 5.95 crore for additional signings, Gujarat Giants have room for completing their roster.
The table below lists the retained and released players from each team:
Delhi Capitals (DC)
Retained Players: Alice Capsey, Arundhati Reddy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Jess Jonassen, Laura Harris, Marizanne Kapp, Meg Lanning, Minnu Mani, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sneha Deepthi, Taniyaa Bhatia, Titas Sadhu
Released Players: Aparna Mondal, Jasia Akhter, Tara Norris
Gujarat Giants (GG)
Retained Players: Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harleen Deol, Laura Wolvaardt, Shabnam Shakil, Sneh Rana, Tanuja Kanwer
Released Players: Annabel Sutherland, Ashwani Kumari, Georgia Wareham, Hurley Gala, Kim Garth, Mansi Joshi, Monica Patel, Parunika Sisodia, Sabbineni Meghana, Sophia Dunkley, Sushma Verma
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Retained Players: Amanjot Kaur, Amelia Kerr, Chloe Tryon, Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Matthews, Humairaa Kaazi, Isabelle Wong, Jintimani Kalita, Natalie Sciver, Pooja Vastrakar, Priyanka Bala, Saika Ishaque, Yastika Bhatia
Released Players: Dhara Gujjar, Heather Graham, Neelam Bisht, Sonam Yadav
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Retained Players: Asha Shobana, Disha Kasat, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Indrani Roy, Kanika Ahuja, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Shreyanka Patil, Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine
Released Players: Dané Van Niekerk, Erin Burns, Komal Zanzad, Megan Schutt, Poonam Khemnar, Preeti Bose, Sahana Pawar
UP Warriorz (UPW)
Retained Players: Alyssa Healy, Anjali Sarvani, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris, Kiran Navgire, Lauren Bell, Laxmi Yadav, Parshavi Chopra, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, S. Yashasri, Shweta Sehrawat, Sophie Ecclestone, Tahlia Mcgrath
Released Players: Devika Vaidya, Shabnim Ismail, Shivali Shinde, Simran Shaikh