One of the most famous teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore, is now bidding in the Women’s Premier League (WPL). The team is owned by United Spirits, a division of the British alcoholic beverage firm Diageo, and is estimated to be worth INR 901 crores.
The team will be attempting to assemble a strong and balanced roster made up of a mixture of young and veteran players. The IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore has had success, making three final appearances. Due to its large fan base and positive reputation, the team’s performance in the IPL can aid in its expansion into the WPL. Success in the IPL will help the squad assemble a potent lineup for the WPL by luring prominent players to the side.
The WPL is a young league with a lot of growth potential. The competition would provide the participants a chance to show off their abilities and help women’s cricket in India advance. Young ladies will get a chance to play cricket professionally thanks to the event.
Smriti Mandhana, the vice-captain of India, received the expected honor of being named the first-ever Women’s Premier League (WPL) captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Smriti was purchased by RCB for Rs 3.40 crore at the most recent Mumbai auction. At the WPL auction, it represented a player’s highest bid.
Smriti is central to our Play Bold philosophy and cricketing plans. We have handed her the leadership role, and we are confident that Smriti will lead RCB to greater heights: RCB Chairman Prathmesh Mishra#PlayBold #WPL2023 #CaptainSmriti
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 18, 2023
A video including words from current men’s team captain Faf du Plessis and RCB talisman Virat Kohli was used to making the announcement on the team’s social media accounts. RCB chairman Prathmesh Mishra announced Mandhana as the skipper and said: “Our play-boss mentality and cricketing strategy are both heavily reliant on Smriti. We have given her the reins and have no doubt that Smriti will take RCB to new heights.”
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