WPL 2023: Delhi Capitals (DC) Announce Australian Skipper Meg Lanning As Captain. The first-ever edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 is set to begin on March 4. The much-awaited T20 tournament will start in Match 4 with an encounter between Beth Mooney-led Gujarat Giants and Harmanpreet Kaur-led Mumbai Indians at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium in Mumbai.
Out of five franchises, Only Delhi Capitals were yet to announce their captain for the first edition of WPL. However now Delhi Capitals announce women’s T20 World Cup 2023 winner Meg Lanning as their captain. Lanning led Australia to their sixth T20 World Cup title before a few days. The Aussie legend has captained Australia to five ICC trophies including four T20 World Cups and an ODI World Cup.
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Jemimah Rodrigues appointed as vice-captain
The 30-year-old Mag Lanning has represented Australia in 132 T20Is and amassed 3, 405 runs. In the WPL Auction, Delhi Capitals signed Lanning for Rs.1.1 crores. Also, the Capitals have announced that Jemimah Rodrigues will be their vice-captain. Delhi bought Jemimah at WPL Auction for Rs. 2.2 crores.
Lanning became the third Australian player in the five-team tournament to lead their franchises. Gujarat Giants have already announced Beth Mooney as their skipper; whereas UP Worriorz named Aussie opener Alyssa Healy as their captain.
Delhi Capitals will play their first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Match 5. There will be a total of 22 games in this season of the WPL. WPL 2023 final will be played at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on March 26.
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WPL 2023 franchises, their captains & head coach:
Here’s a list of five WPL franchises, their captain and head coach:
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Smriti Mandhana||Ben Sawyer|
|Mumbai Indians||Harmanpreet Kaur||Charlotte Edwards|
|Delhi Capitals||Meg Lanning||Jonathan Batty|
|Gujarat Giants||Beth Mooney||Rachael Haynes|
|UP Worriorz||Alyssa Healy||Jon Lewis|