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Women's Premier League 2024

WPL 2024 captains: Full list of skippers for each Women’s Premier League team

Meg Lanning of Delhi Capitals and Harmanpreet Kaur of Mumbai Indians at the toss during the Women's Premier League final match between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians at Brabourne Stadium on March 26, 2023 in Mumbai, India.
by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

The second Women’s Premier League season will start on February 23 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Here is the full list of WPL captains for the 2024 tournament.

The WPL 2024 auction saw the five teams –  Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Giants, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and UP Warriorz – pick up a total of 30 players. Australia’s Annabel Sutherland and uncapped Chandigarh seamer Kashvee Gautam fetched a record INR 2 crore each to become the most expensive players in the auction.

The tournament will conclude on March 17 with the final at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.

Find the full fixtures list and match timings for the 2024 WPL here

WPL captains 2024: Full list of skippers for each side

Mumbai Indians – Harmanpreet Kaur

Having overcome the knockout curse against Meg Lanning’s team – be it the Commonwealth Games gold-medal match or the semi-final of the Women’s T20 World Cup, among others – Kaur captained Mumbai to a title win in the inaugural edition of the league. Mumbai are expected to build on the excellent start under Kaur’s leadership this season.

Delhi Capitals – Meg Lanning

After captaining Australia in an unrivalled streak in women’s cricket history, Lanning called time on her illustrious international career in November last year. Having led Delhi in the tournament’s debut year, she will rejoin as the skipper yet again in pursuit of their maiden silverware. She has a score to settle when her team meets defending champions Mumbai in the series opener on February 23 in an encore of the 2023 final.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Smriti Mandhana

Bangalore finished at the bottom half of the points table after a horrid start to their campaign, losing five matches on the trot. Much of their underwhelming performance was due to their captain Mandhana, who averaged less than 19 while failing to score a single half-century. She has a point to prove, and she will hope to live up to her reputation after being retained as RCB’s captain this season.

UP Warriorz – Alyssa Healy

Healy recently succeeded Lanning as Australia’s all-format captain in December 2023. She had a decent season as the UP captain in 2023, taking them to the Eliminator with four wins and as many defeats. She will remain in charge of the Lucknow-based side in 2024 as well.

Gujarat Giants – Beth Mooney

Mooney sustained a calf injury in the opening match against Mumbai, resulting in her absence from the remaining matches in 2023. Her getting sidelined was a massive blow to the Gujarat’s campaign, as they lost their ace batter, wicketkeeper, and captain at the same time. Their bottom-ranked finish was a testament to how badly they missed their mainstay batter, but they will look to turn their fortunes as Mooney returns to the helm of their leadership once again in 2024.

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