The second version of the Ladies’s Premier League (WPL) is on the heels of its graduation and there are already a couple of modifications from its inaugural version. The groups and their captains are the identical however not the personnel. Put up the public sale, there have been some very apparent modifications within the squads of all of the 5 franchises however the tweaks weren’t restricted to simply the gamers. The venues have modified, a few franchises have named new coaches and even the gamers too, three of them.
As WPL 2024 kicks off on February 23 at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium with the defending champions Mumbai Indians taking up the Delhi Capitals in a repeat of final yr’s closing, here is a have a look at all of the modifications earlier than the brand new season-
Chamari Athapaththu instead of Lauren Bell (UP Warriorz) – The WBBL Participant of the Event and among the best ladies cricketers in fashionable period, Sri Lanka’s Chamari Athapaththu lastly bought her maiden WPL call-up with the Warriorz.
Nadine de Klerk instead of Heather Knight (RCB) – England captain Heather Knight like Bell determined to skip WPL to be accessible for the New Zealand T20 collection from the beginning. This has supplied the South African all-rounder de Klerk a golden alternative to play within the WPL.
Lea Tahuhu instead of Lauren Cheatle (GG) – New Zealand pacer Lea Tahuhu like Athapaththu bought a well-deserved call-up within the WPL with Australian seamer Cheatle set to be out of motion for a couple of months with pores and skin most cancers removing.
The inaugural version of the Ladies’s Premier League happened fully within the metropolis of Mumbai at two venues – Braborne Stadium (CCI) and DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. The match, nevertheless, now has moved out of India’s monetary capital to the house venues of the remaining two groups with IPL franchises, Delhi (Arun Jaitley Stadium) and Bengaluru (M Chinnaswamy Stadium).
The match will start in Bengaluru with the primary 11 video games at RCB’s house floor, adopted by the remaining 11 video games at Delhi Capitals’ fortress together with the eliminator and the ultimate.
Luke Williams (RCB) – Luke Williams, who has been on an amazing run in franchise cricket having led the Adelaide Strikers to the title twice in a row within the WBBL, changed Ben Sawyer, the White Ferns’ head coach. Beneath Sawyer, RCB completed fourth in a five-team competitors and can be hoping for higher outcomes underneath Williams.
Michael Klinger (GG) – Michael Klinger, the previous Melbourne Renegades males’s head coach and the present assistant coach of Sydney Thunder ladies, has stuffed in for Rachael Haynes at Gujarat Giants with the previous Australian cricketer taking on the place of the Sydney Sixers membership head final yr. Klinger has had an illustrious profession as a participant and now within the backroom workers and final yr’s picket spoon holders will hope for higher leads to 2024 underneath him.