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WPL 2024 – Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals to kick off WPL 2024 on February 23 in Bengaluru


Defending champions Mumbai Indians and 2023 runners-up Delhi Capitals are set to kick off the 2024 version of Ladies’s Premier League (WPL) on February 23 on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

The five-team competitors can have a complete of twenty-two matches, with the ultimate set to be performed on March 17. After the whole event was held solely in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai in 2023, the WPL this season can be hosted throughout two venues: Bengaluru and Delhi. As reported by ESPNcricinfo, the primary half of the event – the primary 11 matches – can be held in Bengaluru whereas Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium will host the ultimate 11 video games, which incorporates the knockouts.

Royal Challengers Bangalore will begin their marketing campaign towards UP Warriorz on February 24 whereas Gujarat Giants play their first recreation of the season towards Mumbai on February 25. The Delhi leg of the event will get underway on March 5 once more with Capitals taking up Mumbai within the return fixture.

With no double-header days scheduled, there can be one league-stage recreation on daily basis from February 23 to March 13. The Eliminator can be held on March 15, with the ultimate on March 17 in Delhi. Every staff will play eight video games, earlier than the league topper goes into the ultimate, with groups ending second and third on the factors desk going through off within the Eliminator for the opposite spot within the closing.

Within the 2024 WPL public sale held in December final 12 months, Australia’s Annabel Sutherland (Capitals) and India uncapped Kaashvee Gautam (Giants) earned massive bids of INR 2 crore every. Vrinda Dinesh, one other uncapped Indian, was picked up for INR 1.3 crore by Warriorz whereas Mumbai splurged INR 1.2 crore on South African quick bowler Shabnim Ismail. Pheobe Litchfield additionally bought massive cash having been picked up by Giants for INR 1 crore.
The Harmnapreet Kaur-led Mumbai have been topped champions of the inaugural WPL after they defeated Capitals by seven wickets in what was a one-sided closing. It was Nat-Sciver Brunt who led the best way scoring an unbeaten 55-ball 60 as Mumbai overhauled the 132-run goal with ease.

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