Women’s Premier League 2023 auction ‘weird’ for England on World Cup match day

Heather Knight, the captain of England, acknowledged on Monday that it was “strange” that an Indian Women’s Premier League auction was taking place the day before a Women’s T20 World Cup match. Nonetheless, she said that her team was able to concentrate on their game against Ireland at Boland Park in Paarl, where they triumphed by four wickets with 5.4 overs remaining and took charge of Group Two with their second straight victory.

Women’s Premier League ‘weird’ for England

Women's Premier League auction 'weird' for England on World Cup match day-1

Whatever occurs in the IPL has no bearing on the worth of the players on our squad, according to Knight. When she caused Ireland to collapse to 105 all out, left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone demonstrated why the Uttar Pradesh Warriorz franchise paid the equivalent of almost $220,000 for her services. Ecclestone hit three of 13 attempts. As England responded, another Women’s Premier League target, Alice Capsey, who Delhi Capitals paid $91,000 for, set up an early finish by hitting 51 off 22 balls.

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Before victory was gained, five wickets fell for a total of 33 runs, starting with Capsey’s departure. But, England was able to increase its net run rate after defeating the West Indies on Saturday because of their dedication to an aggressive strategy. Nat Sciver-Brunt, who received the equal highest pay for an international player, had a quiet day, bowling two overs that cost 10 runs and was out for five.

Mumbai Indians paid $390,000 for her. Knight predicted that she would dislike all the attention. “She is really modest. She just excels at cricket.” Early bids failed to sell Knight herself, but Royal Challengers Bangalore subsequently purchased her for $49,000. She didn’t learn until after the contest. She stated, “I’m looking forward to that, but for now, my concentration is on captaining England in the World Cup.

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After Capsey was out after 6.1 overs, England was 70 for one. Nevertheless, they still needed 8.1 overs to win. Leg-spinner Cara Murray took three for 15 in three overs. Prendergast remarked, “The manner we brought it back offered us a lot of benefits.

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