WPL Teams and Captains 2023 – All the Women’s Franchise

WPL 2023 Teams Captains

WPL Teams and Captains 2023 : The inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League is planned to play between March 4-26 this year. As per WPL 2023 schedule, the first match will be played between Team Mumbai and Team Ahmedabad on March 4 with the final match on March 26.

The tournament organizer BCCI has confirmed that the first edition will have five teams and will play a total of 22 matches.

The 22-match league will have five off days, the first one being on March 17 and again two days later, the second break, on March 19. The next two are after the completion of the league stage, on March 22 and 23.

The Eliminator is on March 24 at CCI and with the final on March 26 at DY Patil Stadium after the fifth and final off day on March 25. As expected the entire WPL 2023 will be played at two venues in Mumbai – CCI and DY Patil Stadium.

WPL Teams and Captains 2023

WPL Teams and Captains 2023: BCCI has received INR 4669.99 crores in the Women’s Premier League team Auction. Following are the details of the WPL 2023 Teams Captains:

Team Name Owner City Captain Amount
Gujarat Giants Adani Group Ahmedabad Beth Mooney INR 1289 Cr
Mumbai Indians Reliance Industries Mumbai Harmanpreet Kaur INR 912.99 Cr
Royal Challengers Bangalore Diageo Bengaluru Smriti Mandhana INR 901 Cr
Delhi Capitals JSW–GMR Delhi Meg Lanning INR 810 Cr
UP Warriorz Capri Global Lucknow Alyssa Healy INR 757 Cr

WPL 2023 Venues

The WPL 2023 will be played across 2 different venues in Mumbai namely:

  • CCI
  • DY Patil Stadium

WPL 2023 Format 

WPL 2023 Format: WPL 2023 will follow the Round Robin format with Group System and Playoffs format. Following are the details of the WPL 2023 Format:

  • All participating(5) teams will play against each other twice which will mark a total of 20 league matches.
  • The topper of the WPL 2023 Points Table will directly qualify for the final.
  • The eliminator match will be played between the 2nd and 3rd placed teams.
  • The winner of the eliminator will qualify as the second finalist for the WPL 2023 final match.

The BCCI has also said March will remain the window for the WPL. From the 2026 season, the WPL could comprise “33-34″ matches but the BCCI has not fleshed out any detail on the tournament structure.

WPL 2023 Broadcasting Rights

Viacom 18, had acquired the global media rights for TV and digital broadcast for the inaugural women’s Premier League under a five-year contract beginning in 2023 for an amount of INR 951 crore.

WPL 2023 Auction will be broadcasted on the Sports18 TV channel and Jio Cinema app in India. Check WPL 2023 Auction Live Streaming For All Locations.

WPL 2023 Rules

Team combination will always play a crucial role in the team’s strength. Each team also bag backup players during the auction event. Following are the details of Women’s Premier League 2023 Rules:

  • Each team is allowed a maximum squad size of 18 players
  • No team can have more than six overseas players in their squad
  • A team will be allowed to have a maximum of five overseas players, four of whom may come from Full Member nations and the fifth from an Associate Member nation.

When Will the WPL 2023 Begin?

As per WPL 2023 Schedule, the tournament will begin on March 4.

Who Will Play the First match of WPL 2023?

As per WPL 2023 Schedule, the first match of the tournament will be played between the Mumbai team (Ambani) and the Ahmedabad team(Adani).