The first edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) is being held in Mumbai, Maharashtra. A total of 5 teams are participating in the tournament, and they are: the Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Giants, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals, and UP Warriorz.
A total of 448 cricketers went under the hammer in the inaugural WPL auction. The WPL is the women’s equivalent of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and both the tournaments are organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Royal Challengers Bangalore is among the five teams that are participating in the first edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL). Ben Sawyer, Malolan Rangarajan, VR Vanitha, and RX Murali will be the coaching staff for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) WPL Schedule 2023
The maiden edition of the Women’s Premier League started on March 4, 2023. The Royal Challengers Bangalore played their first match of the WPL 2023 against the Delhi Capitals at Brabourne Stadium on March 5, 2023 and Delhi Capitals won the match by 60 runs.
|March 5||3:30 PM||RCB vs Delhi Capitals (DC won by 60 runs)||Brabourne Stadium|
|March 6||7:30 PM||RCB VS Mumbai Indians (MI won by 9 wickets)||Brabourne Stadium|
|March 8||7:30 PM||RCB VS Gujarat Giants (GG won by 11 runs)||Brabourne Stadium|
|March 10||7:30 PM||RCB VS UP Warriorz (UPW won by 10 wickets)||Brabourne Stadium|
|March 13||7:30 PM||RCB VS Delhi Capitals (DC won by 6 wickets)||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 15||7:30 PM||RCB VS UP Warriorz (RCB won by 5 wickets)||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 18||7:30 PM||RCB VS Gujarat Giants (RCB won by 8 wickets)||Brabourne Stadium|
|March 21||3:30 PM||RCB VS Mumbai Indians||DY Patil Stadium|
All the matches of the tournament are being played at two venues: the DY Patil Stadium and the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) WPL Owner
The biggest alcoholic beverage company in India, United Spirits Limited, is the owner of the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
RCB WPL Captain 2023
Smriti Mandhana will be leading the RCB squad for WPL 2023. She was named “the Greatest Women’s International Cricketer” in the BCCI Awards in June 2018 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
She received the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for finest female cricketer of the year in December 2018 from the International Cricket Council (ICC). She is also the most expensive player of WPL 2023.
RCB WPL Squad 2023
Smriti Mandhana, Richa Ghosh, Ellyse Perry, Renuka Singh, Poonam Khemnar, Sahana Pawar, Asha Shobana, Shreyanka Patil, Sophie Devine, Heather Knight, Megan Schutt, Kanika Ahuja, Erin Burns, Preeti Bose, Dane Van Niekerk, Komal Zanzad, Disha Kasat, and Indrani Roy.
RCB WPL Squad Auction prices 2023
|Smriti Mandhana||Batter||INR 3.4 crore||India|
|Richa Ghosh||Batter||INR 1.9 crore||India|
|Ellyse Perry||All-Rounder||INR 1.7 crore||Australia|
|Renuka Singh||Bowler||INR 1.5 crore||India|
|Sophie Devine||All-Rounder||INR 50 lakh||India|
|Heather Knight||All-Rounder||INR 40 Lakh||England|
|Megan Schutt||Bowler||INR 40 Lakh||Australia|
|Kanika Ahuja||All-rounder||INR 35 Lakh||India|
|Erin Burns||All-rounder||INR 30 lakh||Australia|
|Preeti Bose||Bowler||INR 30 Lakh||India|
|Dane Van Niekerk||All-rounder||INR 30 Lakh||South Africa|
|Komal Zanzad||Bowler||INR 25 Lakh||India|
|Disha Kasat||Batter||INR 10 Lakh||India|
|Indrani Roy||Wicket-Keeper||INR 10 Lakh||India|
|Shreyanka Patil||All-rounder||INR 10 Lakh||India|
|Asha Shobana||All-rounder||INR 10 Lakh||India|
|Sahana Pawar||Bowler||INR 10 Lakh||India|
|Poonam Khemnar||All-rounder||INR 10 Lakh||India|
FAQs related to RCB WPL 2023
Ans. The biggest alcoholic beverage company in India, United Spirits Limited, is the owner of the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Ans. Smriti Mandhana will be leading the RCB squad for WPL 2023.
Ans. Smriti Mandhana is the most expensive player of WPL 2023 and also of Royal Challengers Bangalore.