RCB Womens Team 2024

Last Modified Dec 10, 2023 10:22 IST

The WPL Royal Challengers Womens Squad for 2024 has a 18-member team which includes: Georgia Wareham, Kate Cross, Ekta Bisht, Shubha Satheesh, S Meghana, Simran Bahadur, Sophie Molineux, Asha Shobana, Disha Kasat, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Indrani Roy, Kanika Ahuja, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Shreyanka Patil, Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine. Meanwhile, Smriti Mandhana is going to lead Royal Challengers Womens Squad in WPL and Luke Williams will be the head coach of Royal Challengers Womens Squad.

RCB Womens Squad WPL 2024 Full list of players

Player NameCountryRolePrice (in INR)
Ekta BishtIndiaBowler60 lakh
Georgia WarehamAustraliaAll-rounder40 lakh
Kate CrossEnglandBowler30 lakh
Sabbineni MeghanaIndiaAll-rounder30 lakh
Simran BahadurIndiaBowler30 lakh
Sophie MolineuxAustraliaAll-rounder30 lakh
Shubha SatheeshIndiaAll-rounder10 lakh
Smriti MandhanaIndiaBatter3.4 crore
Richa GhoshIndiaWicketkeeper1.9 crore
Asha ShobanaIndiaAll-rounder10 lakh
Disha KasatIndiaAll-rounder10 lakh
Ellyse PerryAustraliaAll-rounder1.7 crore
Heather KnightEnglandAll-rounder40 lakh
Indrani RoyIndiaAll-rounder10 lakh
Kanika AhujaIndiaAll-rounder35 lakh
Shreyanka PatilIndiaAll-rounder10 lakh
Sophie DevineNew ZealandAll-rounder50 lakh
Renuka Thakur SinghIndiaBowler1.5 crore

RCB Players List 2024 Retained before WPL Auction

Royal Challengers Bangalore had retained 11 players before the auction. They used up a majority of their auction purse to retain those 11 players, with quite a few being first-choice names. Here is the complete list of players whom RCB retained before WPL Auction:

Player NameRolePrice (in INR)
Smriti MandhanaBatter3.4 crore
Richa GhoshWicketkeeper1.9 crore
Asha ShobanaAll-rounder10 lakh
Disha KasatAll-rounder10 lakh
Ellyse PerryAll-rounder1.7 crore
Heather KnightAll-rounder40 lakh
Indrani RoyAll-rounder10 lakh
Kanika AhujaAll-rounder35 lakh
Shreyanka PatilAll-rounder10 lakh
Sophie DevineAll-rounder50 lakh
Renuka Thakur SinghBowler1.5 crore

RCB Squad 2024 most expensive players

Royal Challengers Bangalore did not bid aggressively at the auction. The RCB team owners signed only two players for more than INR 30 lakh each. Their most expensive signing was Ekta Bisht, whom they roped in for INR 60 lakh. She is a bowler from India.

The second most expensive signing made by the RCB franchise was that of Georgia Wareham. She is a talented all-rounder from Australia, and to acquire her services, the Bangalore-based franchise spent INR 40 lakh at the auction.

RCB Squad 2024 Captain

The captain of RCB squad 2024 will likely be Smriti Mandhana. The Bangalore-based franchise has not announced it officially, but considering that Mandhana was named the captain last season, the team management will stick with her for one more season.

Smriti Mandhana has also been the vice-captain of the Indian team. It will be interesting to see if the RCB team management name Mandhana as the skipper.

Prior to the Women’s Premier League Auction, the RCB Players List 2024, who were retained for the new season, had come out. At the auction, the Bangalore-based franchise signed seven players, thereby strengthening their squad.

Interestingly, not a single new addition to the RCB squad 2024 was made for more than 1 crore. The costliest purchase made by the Royal Challengers Bangalore was Ekta Bisht. The Indian bowler joined RCB for INR 60 lakh.