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Vrinda Dinesh Becomes The First Uncapped Player To Command A 1 Crore+ Bid In WPL Auction
By CricShots - Dec 9, 2023 5:54 pm
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In a groundbreaking moment, 22-year-old batter Vrinda Dinesh etched her name in history by becoming the first uncapped player to command a bid of Rs 1.3 crore or more in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) auction. The UP Warriorz secured her services with this record bid, highlighting the rising star’s significance in the cricketing arena.

Vrinda Dinesh
Vrinda Dinesh

Vrinda Dinesh’s journey in top-flight cricket began with the India Under-23 squad in the ACC Emerging Teams Cup in Hong Kong. Despite not initially making the cut, her outstanding performances in warm-up matches led to a well-deserved call-up due to an injury to fast bowler S Yashasri.

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In the final, Vrinda showcased her talent with a notable 29-ball 36, contributing significantly to India Emerging’s triumph as they defended a total of 127 for 7 against Bangladesh. Interestingly, Vrinda’s opportunity in the game arose due to a delay in Muskan Malik’s kit arrival, emphasizing the unpredictable nature of cricket.

With Meg Lanning as her cricketing idol, Vrinda actively participated in trials conducted by all five WPL franchises during the off-season, ultimately landing a record bid from UP Warriorz.

 

Earlier in the year, Vrinda played a pivotal role in Karnataka’s journey to the final of the Senior Women’s one-day competition. Her impressive performance, finishing as the third-highest run-scorer with 477 runs in 11 innings at an average of 47.70, showcased her batting prowess.

Notably, her impactful innings of 81 against Rajasthan in the semi-final contributed significantly to Karnataka’s success.

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Vrinda Dinesh’s consistent contributions underscore her growing influence and skill in the women’s cricket scene, establishing her as a standout player in Karnataka’s lineup. The record bid in the WPL auction reflects the recognition of her talent and potential, making her a player to watch in the upcoming season.