WPL 2023: 5 Indian all-rounders to watch out for

In the forthcoming tournament, all eyes are set on these Indian all-rounders as their franchises have shown faith in them after analyzing their spectacular international statistics.

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Deepti Sharma. (Photo Source: Jan Kruger-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

At the much-awaited 2023 WPL auction, Australia’s Ashleigh Gardner and England’s Nat Sciver-Brunt jointly became the second-most expensive players after India’s Harmanpreet Kaur. That is perhaps why Gujarat Giants (GG) and Mumbai Indians (MI) wasted no time in picking up the talented all-rounders, paying INR 3.2 crore from their wallets to seal the deal.

Living up to the grand expectations, these names will look forward to making a statement with their power-packed 3D performances. They are expected to rock.

Unsurprisingly, some renowned Indian all-rounders also grabbed the attention of the buyers and got acquired at huge sums. Now, in the tournament, their franchises will expect them to be at their best with their all-around skills. The confidence of these players would be sky-high after bagging lucrative contracts. They will back themselves to fare well in the competition, for sure.

Here are 5 Indian all-rounders to watch out for during the upcoming T20 extravaganza:

5. Devika Vaidya

Devika Vaidya
Devika Vaidya. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Devika Vaidya has been active in international cricket for the last nine years or so. However, she has featured in only 22 international games in an Indian jersey thus far. Vaidya has appeared in 13 T20 Internationals, and scored 89 runs in seven innings. With the ball, she has claimed six wickets in 11 innings at an economy of 8.85.

At the WPL auction, the 25-year-old went through the accelerated round for her base price of INR 40 lakh. Noting her all-around potential, UP Warriors (UPW) and Delhi Capitals (DC) got involved in a bidding contest. In the end, the former got successful in signing the all-rounder for INR 1.4 crore.

Featuring for UPW in the upcoming tournament, she would want to put her best foot forward in all three departments and help her teammates to have their hands on the trophy. As a spinner, she can trap batters with her leg-break bowling on the spinning surfaces. The youngster is also capable of contributing with the bat in the lower order.

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