Mike Hesson Reveals Team Captain For WPL 2023: “He Has A Lot Of Captaincy Experience”

Mike Hesson Reveals Team Captain For WPL 2023: "He Has A Lot Of Captaincy Experience"

Ellyse Perry won’t be named captain, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have made that very plain.

Smriti Mandhana will likely serve as the team’s captain in the 2023 Women’s Premier League, according to Mike Hesson, the RCB’s director of cricket.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) placed offers for the first two players available inside the first few minutes of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) auction. Smriti Mandhana ultimately became the first player ever sold in league history when she agreed to their winning offering. The team’s investment on the vice-captain of India was Rs 3.4 crore.

The RCB attempted to locate Harmanpreet Kaur as well, but they were unable. At the time, 1.7 crore rupees was the winning price for Ellyse Perry. After Mandhana and Perry were signed, Sophie Devine received a basic salary from RCB of Rs. 50 lakh. A large quantity of money was used to purchase Richa Ghosh and Renuka Singh. A 1.50 crore rupee agreement was made by Renuka.

Mike Hesson declared, “WE’RE VERY HAPPY TO GET SUCH QUALITY PLAYERS.” After signing Perry and Mandhana, Mike Hesson revealed the squad’s choice for captain and suggested in a press-friendly manner that the Indian would lead the team.

We were adamant about getting the personnel we wanted, and Mandhana and Perry are well known to everyone. We are overjoyed to have such elite athletes. The hiring of Mandhana, Perry, and Devine is an excellent outcome for us. Mike Hesson claims that Smriti has extensive leadership experience and is familiar with Indian circumstances, making his pick for her extremely possible.

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