WPL 2024: Women's Premier League will be held in two cities, what's new in the tournament this time? Know everything through 10 questions

Posted on 23rd Feb 2024 11:09 am by rohit kumar

The second season of the Women's Premier League (WPL) will start on Friday. On the lines of IPL, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) started the T20 league for women last year. Earlier also the board had organized such a tournament, but it was given an IPL-like format in 2023. In the first match of the tournament, two teams that played the final last time will face each other. Delhi Capitals will face the challenge of defending champions Mumbai Indians.


When and how long will the second season of the Women's Premier League be played?

The second season of the Women's Premier League will start on Friday (February 23). The title match will be played on March 17.


What's new in the Women's Premier League this time?

For the first time, the Women's Premier League will be played in two cities of the country. Last time the tournament was organized on two grounds in Mumbai. This time the tournament matches will be played in Bengaluru and New Delhi.


How many matches will be held in Bengaluru and Delhi?

Bengaluru's M Chinnaswamy Stadium will host 11 matches including the opening ceremony and inaugural match. 11 matches including the eliminator and final will be played in Delhi.


Has there been any change in the format this time?

No, there is no change in the format of the tournament. Like last time, a total of 22 matches will be played. Each of the five teams plays the other four twice. The table-toppers qualify directly for the final, while the second- and third-placed teams face off in an eliminator.


Between whom will the first match be played?

This time the two teams that reached the final last time will face each other in the inaugural match. Mumbai Indians will face Delhi Capitals. After that, Royal Challengers Bangalore will start their campaign against UP Warriors the next day. The fifth team Gujarat Giants will start its campaign with a match against Mumbai on the third day.


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Were there changes in the captains of the teams?

The captain of any team has not been changed. The command is in the hands of Harmanpreet Kaur (Mumbai Indians), Meg Lanning (Delhi Capitals), Smriti Mandhana (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Alyssa Healy (UP Warriors) and Beth Mooney (Gujarat Giants).


What time will the matches start this time?

This time all the matches of the Women's Premier League will start at 7:30 pm. Like last time, this time there is not a single doubleheader (two matches in a day).


When and where can you watch the matches?

The broadcasting rights of the Women's Premier League are with Viacom 18. You can watch the match live on Sports 18 Network channels Sports 18 1 SD and Sports 18 1 HD. Live-streaming of the match can be seen on Jio Cinema app in India. There will be live streaming of the match for free on the Jio Cinema app in India. You can watch the match by logging in on a mobile, laptop, or tab.


Which teams have which players for the Women's Premier League?

Delhi Capitals: Meg Lanning (captain), Jemimah Rodrigues, Laura Harris, Shafali Verma, Sneha Deepti, Elise Capsey, Annabel Sutherland, Arundhati Reddy, Ashwini Kumari, Jess Jonassen, Marijan Kapp, Minnu Mani, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Aparna Mandal. (wicketkeeper), Tania Bhatia (wicketkeeper), Poonam Yadav, Titas Sadhu.


Royal Challengers Bangalore: Smriti Mandhana (captain), Disha Cassatt, Sabbineni Meghna, Asha Shobhana, Ellyse Perry, Georgia Wareham, Nadine de Klerk, Shreyanka Patil, Shubha Satish, Sophie Devine, Indrani Roy (wk), Richa Ghosh (wk), Ekta Bisht, Kate Cross, Renuka Singh, Shraddha Pokarkar, Simran Bahadur, Sophie Molyneux.


Gujarat Giants: Beth Mooney (captain/wk), Laura Wolvaardt, Phoebe Litchfield, Riya Mishra, Trisha Poojita, Ashley Gardner, Daylan Hemlata, Harleen Deol, Katherine Bryce, Sayli Sathagare, Sneh Rana, Tanuja Kanwar, Tarannum Pathan, Lia Tahuhu, Mannat Kashyap, Meghna Singh, Shabnam Shakeel.


UP Warriors: Alyssa Healy (C/W), Danni Wyatt, Kiran Navgire, Shweta Sehrawat, Vrinda Dinesh, Chamari Atapattu, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris, Parshvi Chopra, Poonam Khemnar, S Yashasree, Sophie Ecclestone, Tahlia McGrath, Lakshmi Yadav ( Wicketkeeper), Anjali Sarwani, Gauhar Sultana, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Saima Thakur.


Mumbai Indians: Harmanpreet Kaur, Amandeep Kaur, Amelia Kerr, Chloe Tryon, Alyssa Mathews, Humaira Kazi, Isabelle Wong, Jintimani Kalita, Krishna Balakrishnan, Natalie Seaver Brunt, Pooja Vastrakar, Sajeevan Sajna, Priyanka Bala (wk), Yastika Bhatia, Fatima. Jafar, Saika Ishaq, Shabnim Ismail.


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