The inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League is all set to kick-start with Harmanpreet Kaur’s Mumbai Indians taking on Beth Mooney’s Gujarat Titans at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
Harmanpreet Kaur to lead Mumbai Indians (PTI)
By India Today Web Desk: The inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League is all set to kick-start with Harmanpreet Kaur’s Mumbai Indians taking on Beth Mooney’s Gujarat Titans at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
The marquee event will see performances from Bollywood stars Kriti Sanon and Kiara Advani, as well as musician AP Dhillon. Meanwhile, Shankar Mahadevan will perform the official WPL anthem.
The 5 teams, namely, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, UP Warriorz and Gujarat Giants, will battle it out for the very first WPL trophy. Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur will be leading MI, Mooney will captain GT, Smriti Mandhana will lead RCB, Meg Lanning will captain DC, while Alyssa Healy will lead the charge for UP Warriorz.
The opening ceremony will be followed by the first match of the inaugural tournament, set to be played between MI and GT.
In the WPL auction, India vice-captain Smriti Mandhana became the most-expensive signing, joining RCB for Rs 3.40 crore. As many as 10 India women’s team cricketers got stunning WPL 2023 bids in excess of Rs 1 crore.
When will the opening ceremony of WPL 2023 take place?
The WPL 2023 opening ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 4, 5:30 PM IST.
Where will the Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians match be played?
The WPL 2023 opening ceremony will be followed by the first match of the tournament at the Dr DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
What time will the Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians match begin?
The BGT match between India and Australia will begin at 7:30 am IST.
How can I watch the WPL opening ceremony and Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians match online and on TV in India?
The WPL 2023 opening ceremony will be broadcast live on television in India on the Sports18 and Sports18 HD channels. The event will also be live streamed on JioCinema.
Gujarat Giants Squad: Beth Mooney (Captain), Sabbhineni Meghana, Dayalan Hemalatha, Ashleigh Gardner, Sophia Dunkley, Harleen Deol, Deandra Dottin, Hurley Gala, Ashwani Kumari, Annabel Sutherland, Sushma Verma, Sneh Rana, Georgia Wareham, Mansi Joshi, Monica Patel, Tanuja Kanwar, Parunika Sisodia, Shabnam Md Shakil.
Mumbai Indians Squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Hayley Matthews, Humaira Kazi, Neelam Bisht, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Heather Graham, Chloe Tryon, Jintimani Kalita, Yastika Bhatia, Priyanka Bala, Issy Wong, Saika Ishaque, Sonam Yadav
Mar 4, 2023