Smriti Mandhana becomes first and most expensive buy of inaugural IPL Women’s League auction

Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Team India’s star batter 26-year-old Smriti Mandhana for Rs.3.4 crore at first-ever Women’s Premier League auction. She was the most expensive and the first buy of the auction and had a base price of Rs.50 lakh.   

With a purse of Rs 12 crore for every team, 3 teams got into a stiff bidding war and eventually it was Royal Challengers Bangalore who had the last laugh, buying at record price of Rs 3.40 crore.   

Mumbai Indians also bid for Mandhana.  

Smriti has scored 2,651 runs in 112 T20I matches. 

RCB have built a strong squad. Mandhana has been joined by Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry and Renuka Thakur.   

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