Looking at the net worth of the most expensive Indian women cricketers, it’s clear that the Women’s Premier League has generated a lot of interest and investment. Over ten players received bids in excess of Rs 1 crore, including some of the biggest names in Indian women’s cricket.
Smriti Mandhana was the most expensive acquisition at the first-ever Women’s Premier League auction, with the Royal Challengers Bangalore securing her services for a whopping Rs 3.4 crore. With this enormous amount earned through the WPL auction, Mandhana is set to earn twice the salary of the highest-paid players in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Her net worth is valued at Rs 32 crore, thanks in part to her national duties, participation in foreign T20 leagues, and various brand endorsements.
Deepti Sharma, a prominent all-rounder in the international cricket arena, was picked by UP Warriorz for Rs 2.6 crore. As a Grade A contracted player with the BCCI, Deepti receives an annual payment of Rs 50 lakh, and earns up to Rs 20,000 per match for her domestic appearances. Her net worth is estimated to be around Rs 8 crore.
Jemimah Rodrigues’ net worth is Rs 2 crore, which results from her earnings from various sources, including domestic competitions, BCCI, advertisements, and endorsements. As a Grade B contracted player with the BCCI, Jemimah earns a salary of Rs 30 lakh, which includes Rs 10 lakh per annum as part of her contract. Delhi Capitals secured the services of Rodrigues for Rs 2.2 crore.
Shafali Verma’s estimated net worth is around Rs 8 crore. She began representing India in cricket at the young age of 15 and quickly earned a spot in the BCCI Annual Contract. Over the years, she has continued to improve her position on the team as well as her contract. Additionally, she endorses various brands on her social media accounts, including Nike, Bank of Baroda, Hyundai, Boost, Amazon Prime, Sony, and others. Most of Shafali Verma’s income, which exceeds Rs 50 lakh, comes from playing cricket. Verma was picked by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2 crore.
Finally, Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, has a net worth of approximately Rs 23 crore, according to Sportskeeda. In the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League 2023, Kaur is leading the Mumbai Indians Women’s team, which spent Rs 1.8 crore for her services.