WPL 2023: Best XI from sold players at auction
449 players featured at the auction but with a squad limit of 18, only 87 players were able to take home WPL contracts.
2. Shafali Verma
Shafali Verma has been a proven performer for India across formats. She has featured in 21 ODIs and scored 531 runs at a strike rate of 83.62. Coming to the shortest format, the 19-year-old has scored 1300 runs in 54 matches at a strike rate of 133.47.
Shafali is a no-nonsense cricketer and takes the bowling attack apart right from ball one. She was simply sensational in the T20I series against Australia in December and smashed 140 runs in five games at a strike rate of 134.61, including a blistering half-century.
Shafali provides explosiveness at the top of the order and is an integral part of the Indian side. Therefore, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore went all guns blazing to pick her at the auction. Finally, Delhi managed to sign her for INR 2 crore.