New Delhi: Ahead of the WPL, Gujarat Giants have suffered a major setback. West Indies star all-rounder Deandra Dottin has been ruled out of the tournament. Dottin is still recovering from the injury. The Giants named Australian all-rounder Kim Garth as the replacement. Means Garth won the lottery while sitting. Giants bought Dottin in the auction for Rs 60 lakhs after bidding for a base price of Rs 50 lakhs.
Garth was unsold last month
The special thing is that Garth was unsold in the auction last month. She was with the Australia team that won the T20 World Cup in South Africa at the time of the auction. Garth played only two warm-up matches before the World Cup, including one against his former team Ireland. She had recently moved to Australia.
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He has also signed a three-year deal with the Melbourne Stars in the WBBL. She has joined the Giants team. The Giants will play their first WPL match against Mumbai Indians on Saturday night at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Australia’s Beth Mooney will lead this team. Mooney was the player of the match in the World Cup final after scoring an unbeaten 74 off 53 balls.
will be a bang
The inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) begins in Mumbai from March 4. BCCI has left no stone unturned to make it a grand event. Bollywood superstars Kiara Advani and Kriti Sanon will attend the opening ceremony at DY Patil Stadium. Along with this, well-known singer AP Dhillon will perform WPL anthem.