Abhinav Mukund rates UP’s purchase of Healy in the WPL auction

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The UP Warriorz bought Alyssa Healy for ₹70 lahks at the Women’s Premier League Auction 2023. Abhinav Mukund thinks that it was the best deal in the auction. The Warriorz spent their entire purse of ₹12 crores to assemble a full-strength 18-member squad, including six overseas players. The auction took place in Mumbai on Monday, February 13.


Discussing UP Warriorz’s performance in the auction, Mukund said:

“They have got a fantastic side. I would think getting Alyssa Healy at 70 lakhs is the steal of this auction. Considering the amount of money that a lot of the Indian players went for, getting Tahlia McGrath at 1.4 crores and Alyssa Healy at 70 lakhs, I think they have done a really, really good job with their overseas.”

Abhinav Mukund pointed out that the UP Warriorz not only got a backup seam-bowling option for Shabnim Ismail, but they also acquired a powerful middle-order batter, Grace Harris.

“They have got a good backup for Shabnim Ismail as well. Their Indian players look solid. Grace Harris is a great addition lower down in the auction, which they again got for 75 lakhs.”

Mukund further said that he believes UP did well than Gujarat in the auction.

“I felt apart from the first three picks (Ecclestone, Deepti Sharma and McGrath), they didn’t overspend too much. I thought, for a new franchise, they had a better auction than the Gujarat Giants. Their Indian base is impressive as well. – Deepti Sharma, they have got Anjali Sarvani – the left-arm seamer, Rajeshwari Gayakwad comes in, and late in the day they got Kiran Navgire and Shweta Sehrawat. I like the look of this team and a successful head coach in Jon Lewis. I will go 8 out of 10 again for the UP Warriorz.”

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