A total of 60 players have been retained while 29 players have been released by the five franchises as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released the Women's Premier League (WPL) 2024 player retention list on Thursday (October 19).
Gujarat Giants, who finished bottom of the table in 2023, have released the most number of players, including their overseas players, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Kim Garth, and Sophia Dunkley. The franchise has released 11 players altogether from their squad.
Meanwhile, UP Warriorz have dropped all-rounder Devika Vaidya and pacer Shabnim Ismail. They have retained many of their international players as well as domestic talent including Tahlia McGrath, Deepti Sharma, Kiran Navgire, Grace Harris and Shweta Sehrawat, to name a few.
Delhi Capitals have retained their core from WPL 2023, releasing only 3 players. However, Associate player Tara Norris, who took the first five-wicket haul in the WPL last season, has been released by the Capitals.
Winners of the inaugural edition of the WPL, Mumbai Indians have retained 13 players in their team. Heather Graham is the sole international talent that they’ve released along with 3 domestic players.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have released the likes of South African allrounder Dané Van Niekerk, Australian allrounder Erin Burns and pacer Megan Schutt while retaining most of the core team including captain Smriti Mandhana and Australia's Ellyse Perry.
The complete list of players retained and released by the respective teams:
Overseas players have been marked with an asterisk.
Retained: Alice Capsey*, Arundhati Reddy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Jess Jonassen*, Laura Harris*, Marizanne Kapp*, Meg Lanning*, Minnu Mani, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sneha Deepthi, Taniyaa Bhatia, Titas Sadhu
Released: Aparna Mondal, Jasia Akhter, Tara Norris*
Retained: Ashleigh Gardner*, Beth Mooney*, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harleen Deol, Laura Wolvaardt*, Shabnam Shakil, Sneh Rana, Tanuja Kanwer
Released: Annabel Sutherland*, Ashwani Kumari, Georgia Wareham*, Hurley Gala, Kim Garth*, Mansi Joshi, Monica Patel, Parunika Sisodia, Sabbineni Meghana, Sophia Dunkley*, Sushma Verma
Retained: Amanjot Kaur, Amelia Kerr*, Chloe Tryon*, Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Matthews*, Humairaa Kaazi, Issy Wong*, Jintimani Kalita, Nat Sciver-Brunt*, Pooja Vastrakar, Priyanka Bala, Saika Ishaque, Yastika Bhatia
Released: Dhara Gujjar, Heather Graham*, Neelam Bisht, Sonam Yadav
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Retained: Asha Shobana, Disha Kasat, Ellyse Perry*, Heather Knight*, Indrani Roy, Kanika Ahuja, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Shreyanka Patil, Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine*
Released: Dané Van Niekerk*, Erin Burns*, Komal Zanzad, Megan Schutt*, Poonam Khemnar, Preeti Bose, Sahana Pawar
Retained: Alyssa Healy*, Anjali Sarvani, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris*, Kiran Navgire, Lauren Bell*, Laxmi Yadav, Parshavi Chopra, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, S. Yashasri, Shweta Sehrawat, Sophie Ecclestone*, Tahlia Mcgrath*
Released: Devika Vaidya, Shabnim Ismail*, Shivali Shinde, Simran Shaikh