England duo Nat Sciver-Brunt and Sophie Ecclestone land big-money WPL deals

England all-rounder Nat Sciver-Brunt and spinner Sophie Ecclestone both secured six-figure deals at the inaugural Women’s Premier League auction.

Sciver-Brunt was sold to Mumbai Indians for 3.2 crore (around GBP 320,000) while Ecclestone will play under England head coach Jon Lewis at UP Warriors after landing a deal worth 1.8 crore (around GBP 180,000).

India’s Smriti Mandhana attracted the top price in the early stages of the auction, with Royal Challengers Bangalore paying 3.4 crore (around GBP 340,000) for the services of the hard-hitting batter.

The first ever WPL will take place between March 4-26, with a total of 22 matches.