Among many Indian stars, Deepti Sharma was picked up for a massive price tag in the inaugural Women's Premier League auction. The Indian all-rounder was picked up by the UP Warriorz for the price of INR 2.6 crore. Sharma will now join the likes of Sophie Ecclestone, Tahlia Mcgrath, and Alyssa Healy, making the UP-based franchise a contender.
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Deepti Sharma was extremely elated as she was watching the auction with her teammates in South Africa. Similarly, her parents also looked extremely happy and joyous with the selection as their reaction has gone viral on the internet.
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The 25-year-old has been one of the best T20I all-rounders in recent years. Deepti is placed second in the all-rounder's category of ICC WT20I player rankings with 406 rating points. Similarly, she is the sixth-best all-rounder in the ODI format in the ICC rankings and has 322 points.
Sharma is the only player to score over 400 runs and 40 wickets in the shortest format since 2021. She is also the second-highest T20I wicket-taker for India and is three wickets away from becoming the first Indian to record 100 scalps in the shortest format.
Talking about Deepti Sharma's team, the UP Warriorz is owned by the Capri Global group and was the fifth most expensive franchise, priced at INR 757 crore. The Warriorz have named Jon Lewis as their head coach, Anju Jain as their bowling coach and Four-time World Cup winner Lisa Sthalekar as the team mentor.
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