Cricket: White Ferns captain Sophie Devine in top price bracket as Indian Women's Premier League auction list revealed

Nineteen Kiwis will go under the hammer, as part of the first player auction for the women's edition of the Indian Premier League.

As the Women's Premier League (WPL) prepares for its first season, more than 1500 players have put themselves forward to be bought by the five franchises.

Several White Ferns and other players from the domestic Super Smash will vie for spots in arguably the most significant women's franchise tournament.

NZ captain Sophie Devine is the only White Fern among 24 players in the auction's top echelon, listed for the highest available base price of 50 lakh (NZ$96,000).

Teammate Amelia Kerr is in the next bracket down, with a base price of 40 lakh, ($77,000), while the rest of the NZ contingent are listed at 30 lakh, including veteran internationals Suzie Bates, Lea Tahuhu and Maddy Green.

All players can be sold for higher than their given base prices, should more than one side bid for them.

The White Ferns are currently in South Africa, with their Twenty20 World Cup opener against Australia on Sunday morning (NZ time).

Of the 15-strong squad, 11 have placed themselves in the auction.

The five franchises have six spots each for overseas players, with 163 available to select from in the auction. 

The WPL auction will be held on Monday night (NZ time), before the White Ferns face hosts South Africa on Tuesday morning.

NZ players in WPL auction: Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr, Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Lea Tahuhu, Fran Jonas, Leigh Kasperek, Samantha Barriball, Rebecca Burns, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Felicity Laydon-Davis, Thamsyn Newton, Kate Ebrahim, Nensi Patel, Jessica Watkin, Hayley Jensen, Jess Kerr, Molly Penfold