The inaugural edition of the much-awaited Women’s Premier League (WPL) will begin on March 4 and ahead of that, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released its official anthem to create excitement among supporters. The song starts with the holy mantra of goddess Durga, who symbolises power, courage and bravery among women as well. It is followed by the logos of all five franchises taking part in the marquee event being shown on the screen.
The anthem, named ‘Yeh To Bas Shuruat Hai’ was recently shared on the official Twitter handle of WPL. The post was captioned- “Jaagi hui shakti ab mere paas hai, Dekho abhi, yeh toh bas shuruat hai! Sing along to the anthem lyrics video and don’t forget to tune in to the TATAWPL from the 4th of March, live on @Sports18 and @JioCinema,”.
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Jaagi hui shakti ab mere paas hai,
Dekho abhi, yeh toh bas shuruat hai!
Sing along to the anthem lyrics video and don't forget to tune in to the #TATAWPL from the 4th of March, live on @Sports18 and @JioCinema!#YeTohBasShuruatHai #WomensPremierLeague #WPL2023 pic.twitter.com/uwaSdJtkaA
— Women's Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) March 1, 2023
However, WPL is expected to help women’s cricket grow all over India as the biggest stars of international cricket will take on each other across 22 days in two venues, namely DY Patil Stadium and Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. A total of 22 matches will be played as five franchises fight amongst each other for the coveted title as well. Each team will face the other twice, and the top three teams at the end of the league stage will qualify for the playoffs of the competition as well.
WPL 2023 Teams:
Jemimah Rodrigues (VC), Meg Lanning (C), Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Marizanne Kapp, Titas Sadhu, Alice Capsey, Tara Norris, Laura Harris, Jasia Akhter, Minnu Man, Taniya Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Jess Jonassen, Sneha Deepthi, Arundhati Reddy, Aparna Mandal
Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Nat Sciver, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Yastika Bhatia, Heather Graham, Isabelle Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishaque, Hayley Mathews, Chloe Tryon, Humairaa Kaazi, Priyanka Bala, Sonam Yadav, Jintimani Kalita, Neelam Bisht
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Smriti Mandhana (C), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Renuka Singh Thakur, Richa Ghosh, Erin Burns, Disha Kasat, Indrani Roy, Shreyanka Patil, Kanika Ahuja, Asha Shobana, Heather Knight, Dane van Niekerk, Preeti Bose, Poonam Khemnar, Komal Zanzad, Meghan Schutt, Sahana Pawar
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Sophie Ecclestone, Deepti Sharma (VC), Tahlia McGrath, Shabnim Ismail, Alyssa Healy (C), Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Parshavi Chopra, Shweta Sehrawat, S Yashasri, Kiran Navgire, Grace Harris, Devika Vaidya, Lauren Bell, Laxmi Yadav, Simran Shaikh
Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney (C), Sophie Dunkley, Anna Sutherland, Harleen Deol, Deandra Dottin, Sneh Rana (VC), S Meghana, Georgia Wareham, Mansi Joshi, D Hemalatha, Monica Patel, Tanuja Kanwer, Sushma Verma, Hurley Gala, Ashwani Kumari, Parunika Sisodia, Shabnam Shakil