Many prominent players were put up for auction during the Women’s Premier League (WPLfirst-ever )’s auction, which was held in Mumbai. Smriti Mandhana, Ellyse Perry, Harmanpreet Kaur, Nat Sciver, and others attracted attention and were lavishly acquired by the newly established five franchises.
A brief about Ellyse Perry sold to RCB in the WPL 2023 Auction for INR 1.7 lakh
Regarding the Australian all-rounder Perry, who is perhaps the best women’s cricket player ever, she started off with a base price of INR 50 lakhs and received a massive contract in exchange. Perry has won as many as four T20 World Cups and two ODI World Cups for the Women in Yellow. She has scored 752, 3,386, and 1,515 runs and taken 37, 161, and 120 wickets in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is, respectively. Bengaluru will undoubtedly start as one of the favourites in the inaugural WPL thanks to her inclusion to the star-studded RCB team, which also features Smriti. Prior to captivating fans with her all-around abilities in the WPL,
According to reports, as of 2023, Perry’s net worth will be approximately $10 million (80 crores of Indian rupees). Her total annual revenue for the current fiscal year is estimated to be $1 million (more than INR 7 crores). Her astonishing yearly pay from Cricket Australia is $200,000, and her Sydney Sixers WBBL deal pays her an additional $100,000. She also earned a staggering £31,000 from The Hundred in 2022. Perry also receives 50 lakh to 1 crore in Indian rupees for brand endorsements.
Perry enjoys a tremendous following on social media. She has 81.6K followers on Twitter and 1 million followers on Instagram, which have helped her land lucrative brand endorsement deals. The 32-year-old has supported a number of well-known companies over the years, including Adidas, CommonWealth Bank, Weet-Bix, and Priceline.
With a net worth of over INR 80 crores ($10 million) and an estimated salary of above INR 8 crores ($1 million), Perry is a well-known figure in the world of cricket.
Mike Hesson, director of cricket for RCB, made a hint on who would be the franchise’s captain after securing the services of both Perry and Smriti (for INR 3.8 crores). “Mandhana and Perry are well-known to everyone; we were really adamant about getting them. We are overjoyed to have such excellent players. The fact that we got Mandhana, Perry, and Devine is a great outcome for us. Smriti has extensive experience as a skipper and is familiar with the circumstances in India, making it quite possible, “The director of cricket for RCB remarked in a news conference.