The Mumbai Franchise has been the most successful team in the history of the Indian T20 league tournament. Having won the title five times, the franchise will now hope to add this winning formula to the inaugural Women’s T20 league. Mumbai will be competing with other four teams in the first-ever women’s T20 championships, a prospect that has been in pipes for a long time will now finally see daylight.
Who is the owner of the Mumbai Indians Women’s Team?
IndiaWin Sports Private Limited won the bid to acquire and run the Mumbai-based team for a sum of Rs. 912.99 crore. The company is 100 percent a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, owned by Indian billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani. Nita Ambani who is the co-owner of the Mumbai Indians took charge of the bidding process at the WT20 2023 auctions. At present, the Mumbai Indians are the richest T20 team all thanks to their achievements on the field.
Which players were the prominent picks for Mumbai Indian Women’s team at Auction?
At the auction, Mumbai Indians had the task of forming their first-ever women’s team and they did take time and effort to get the best possible picks. They got their marquee player in H. Kaur, the Indian national team captain cost them INR 1.8 crore. P. Vastrakar for INR 1.9 crore and Y. Bhatia for INR 1.5 crore further solidified the team’s core. A. Kerr for INR 1 crore and a record bid of INR 3.2 crore for N. Sciver saw Mumbai pick instrumental overseas players for their team.
Coaching Staff for the Mumbai Indians
Former England captain C. Edwards will be leading the charge as the head coach. While India’s veteran J. Goswami takes the dual role of mentor and bowling coach.
D. Palshikaar, an all-rounder, who represented India at the international stage, will be the batting coach while T. C. Bhattacharya has been appointed the role of the team manager.
Mumbai Indians home stadium for WT20 2023
Mumbai Indians play their home matches at the Iconic Wankhede Stadium. However, the inaugural edition of the WT20 League 2023 will be played across two venues in Mumbai. The DY Patil Stadium and the Brabourne Stadium will be hosting all 23 WPL matches. Although being in Mumbai, the Blues will have an advantage of the home crowd and conditions.
What to expect from Mumbai Indians
Hailing from a camp where trophies and titles are in abundance, the women would want to kickstart their own inaugural season with nothing less than a trophy win. They’ve got the backing of the best possible owners of a franchise team and a brilliant talent pool at their disposal, strong leadership, and the best possible players. Surely Mumbai has got the makings of a champion team.
Mumbai Indians Women’s Squad for WT20 2023: H. Kaur, N. Sciver, A. Kerr, P. Vastrakar Y. Bhatia, H. Graham, I. Wong A. Kaur, D. Gujar, S. Ishaque, H. Matthews, C. Tryon, H. Khazi, P Bala, S. Yadav, J. Kalita, N. Bisht
Mumbai Indians Women’s team will kick start their WT20 campaign in the opening match against Gujarat Giants on March 4, at the DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai.