WPL 2024 will be the second edition of the Women’s Indian Premier League. The tournament will feature 5 teams just like last time but it needs to be seen where it will be played. Mumbai Indians Women won the Women’s Premier League 2023.
Last season, it was held entirely in Mumbai at the CCI and DY Patil stadiums from March 4-26 2023. Tickets for Women’s Premier League 2023 were sold on Bookmyshow.
BCCI offered free entry for women and girls to the stadium on a first-come-first-serve basis, while men could purchase Women’s IPL 2023 tickets for INR 100 and INR 400.
The WPL 2024 auction, set to take place on December 9, is a highly anticipated event where 165 players will go under the hammer, shaping the squads for the WPL season 2. This diverse pool comprises 104 Indian and 61 overseas cricketers, including 15 from associate nations, offering a wide array of talent for the franchises to select from. According to a BCCI release, the auction features 56 capped and 109 uncapped players.
Notable names such as Chamari Athapaththu, Deandra Dottin, and Shabnim Ismail are among the overseas talents, while Veda Krishnamurthy, S Meghana, Meghna Singh, and Devika Vaidya are the stand-out Indian players.
WPL Schedule 2024 Teams, Players List, Tickets
The first edition of the tournament featured 22 matches among 5 teams. The top team directly advanced to the final, which took place on March 26 at DY Patil Stadium. Meanwhile, the second and third-placed teams played in the Eliminator on March 24 at CCI. This format is expected to continue in 2024 as well but we will update that when we have more official information from the BCCI regarding this. Women’s IPL 2024 schedule, match timings, venue, team squads players list, live broadcast, streaming & telecast channel details are placed below.
WPL Schedule 2024
We are still awaiting information on the 2024 WPL schedule.
The inaugural edition of the WPL ran from March 5 to 23, before the start of the men’s IPL. The first three seasons (2023-25) are set to have 22 matches each.
Each of the five teams will play the other twice (a total of 20 matches) in the league stage, followed by an Eliminator between the teams that finish second and third, and then a final between the winner of the Eliminator and the table-topper.
Reports suggest that from the 2026 season, the women’s IPL will feature 33 or 34 matches.
The complete Women’s Premier League 2023 schedule fixtures are placed below. We will update this with the schedule for the 2024 edition once it’s released by the Indian Cricket Board.
|Day||Date||Time||WPL 2023 Schedule||Venue|
|Saturday||4th March||7:30 PM||Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians Women||DY Patil Stadium|
|Sunday||5th March||3:30 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore Women vs Delhi Capitals Women||Brabourne Stadium|
|Sunday||5th March||7:30 PM||UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants||DY Patil Stadium|
|Monday||6th March||7:30 PM||Mumbai Indians Women vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Women||Brabourne Stadium|
|Tuesday||7th March||7:30 PM||Delhi Capitals Women vs UP Warriorz||DY Patil Stadium|
|Wednesday||8th March||7:30 PM||Gujarat Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Women||Brabourne Stadium|
|Thursday||9th March||7:30 PM||Delhi Capitals Women vs Mumbai Indians Women||DY Patil Stadium|
|Friday||10th March||7:30 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore Women vs UP Warriorz||Brabourne Stadium|
|Saturday||11th March||7:30 PM||Gujarat Giants vs Delhi Capitals Women||DY Patil Stadium|
|Sunday||12th March||7:30 PM||UP Warriorz vs Mumbai Indians Women||Brabourne Stadium|
|Monday||13th March||7:30 PM||Delhi Capitals Women vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Women||DY Patil Stadium|
|Tuesday||14th March||7:30 PM||Mumbai Indians Women vs Gujarat Giants||Brabourne Stadium|
|Wednesday||15th March||7:30 PM||UP Warriorz vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Women||DY Patil Stadium|
|Thursday||16th March||7:30 PM||Delhi Capitals Women vs Gujarat Giants||Brabourne Stadium|
|Saturday||18th March||3:30 PM||Mumbai Indians Women vs UP Warriorz||DY Patil Stadium|
|Saturday||18th March||7:30 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore Women vs Gujarat Giants||Brabourne Stadium|
|Monday||20th March||3:30 PM||Gujarat Giants vs UP Warriorz||Brabourne Stadium|
|Monday||20th March||7:30 PM||Mumbai Indians Women vs Delhi Capitals Women||DY Patil Stadium|
|Tuesday||21st March||3:30 PM||Royal Challengers Bangalore Women vs Mumbai Indians Women||DY Patil Stadium|
|Tuesday||21st March||7:30 PM||UP Warriorz vs Delhi Capitals Women||Brabourne Stadium|
|Friday||24th March||7:30 PM||Mumbai Indians vs UP Warriorz, Eliminator||DY Patil Stadium|
|Sunday||26th March||7:30 PM||Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians WPL 2023 Final||Brabourne Stadium|
WPL Teams Squads 2024
The latest WPL 2024 squad players list for all 5 teams are placed below after the teams released some of their players and retained some others. More changes can be expected after the Women’s Premier League auction will be held in December.
Not surprisingly, the Gujarat Giants have responded to finishing last in the first edition of the WPL by releasing 11 of their squad members. Only eight of their players were retained by their management.
On the other hand, 2023 runner-up Delhi Capitals, opted to keep 15 of their players in their line-up, while Mumbai Indians and UP Warriorz retained 13 players apiece. They let go of four of their players each.
Interestingly, despite the Royal Challengers Bangalore finishing in the penultimate spot in the previous season’s WPL, they have retained all but three of their players. The latest WPL squads for the 2024 edition will be updated below.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Smriti Mandhana (captain), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Indrani Roy, Disha Kasat, Shreyanka Patil, Kanika Ahuja, Asha Shobhana, Erin Burns, Heather Knight, Dane van Niekerk, Preeti Bose, Poonam Khemnar, Komal Zanzad, Megan Schutt, Sahana Pawar
Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Yastika Bhatia, Heather Graham, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishaque, Hayley Matthews, Chloe Tryon, Priyanka Bala, Humairaa Kaazi, Neelam Bisht, Jintamani Kalita, Sonam Yadav
Laura Wolvaardt (Beth Mooney’s replacement), Ashleigh Gardner, Sophia Dunkley, Annabel Sutherland, Harleen Deol, Kim Garth, Sneh Rana, S Meghana, Georgia Wareham, Mansi Joshi, Dayalan Hemalatha, Monica Patel, Tanuja Kanwer, Sushma Verma, Hurley Gala, Ashwani Kumari, Parunika Sisodia, Shabman Shakil
Alyssa Healy (captain), Sophie Ecclestone, Deepti Sharma, Tahlia McGrath, Shabnim Ismail, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Parshavi Chopra, Shweta Sehrawat, S Yashasri, Kiran Navgire, Grace Harris, Devika Vaidya, Lauren Bell, Laxmi Yadav, Simran Shaikh
Meg Lanning (captain), Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Marizanne Kapp, Titas Sadhu, Alice Capsey, Tara Norris, Laura Harris, Jasia Akhtar, Minnu Mani, Poonam Yadav, Taniya Bhatia. Jess Jonassen, Sneha Deepthi, Arundhati Reddy, Aparna Mondal
WPL 2023 Player Auction – Key Highlights
The Women’s Indian Premier League auction for the first season took place on February 13, 2023, at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai.
The auction saw the five franchises create strong squads for the tournament. Smriti Mandhana was the most expensive player after earning a bid of INR 3.4 crore from RCB. Harmanpreet Kaur went to the Mumbai Indians for INR 1.8 crore, while the Delhi Capitals signed Jemimah Rodrigues and Meg Lanning. Gujarat Giants made their biggest purchase of INR 3.2 crore by signing Ashleigh Gardner, and the UP Warriorz got Sophie Ecclestone and Tahlia McGrath.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore team has a strong line-up with a wealth of experience, while the Mumbai Indians have a squad full of all-rounders, including Nat Sciver-Brunt as the most expensive buy in the auctions. Each team has a domestic or uncapped talent worth watching out for. The final squad of all WPL 2023 teams is placed above.
WPL 2024 Live Streaming Online
JioCinema is the official live-streaming partner in India. Fans can watch all matches for free on the Jio Cinema app, website, or via Android TV or Smart TV. JioCinema app can be downloaded on Android TV or smart TV with Tizen OS 2.4 or above, Fire TV with OS6 or above, and webOS.
WPL 2024 Live Broadcast in Pakistan, India, USA, UK, Bangladesh
Viacom 18 has acquired the global media rights for the Women’s IPL under a five-year contract beginning in 2023 for an amount of ₹951 crore. For the 2024 edition of the tournament, more information is expected but for now, the WPL 2024 broadcasting options are mentioned below.
|Country||WPL 2024 Broadcasting Channels List|
|India||Sports18 TV channel / Jio Cinema app|
|Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh||Star Sports Network|
|Pakistan||Geo Super TV Channel|
|UAE||eLife TV (Channel No. 775)|
|UK / Ireland / New Zealand||Sky Sports|
|USA, Canada||Willow TV|
|West Indies / Caribbean||Flow TV|
|South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe||Supersport|
|North Africa||Yupp TV|
|Australia||beIN Sports network|
|Malaysia, Maldives||Astro SuperSport, Sony Sports Network|