Series: Womens Premier League 2023
Mumbai Indians Women vs Delhi Capitals Women, 18th Match 20th march evening seven thirty Pm
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians look to fine-tune plans ahead of playoffs
Mumbai assured of a top place with a win; Delhi with a chance to draw level on points with Mumbai
Both Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals head into their penultimate group-stage fixture with a particular focus on their batting despite being two of the best sides in the Women’s Premier League (WPL).
Capitals’ batting floundered in their previous game against Gujarat Giants in a 148-run chase. Their batting mantra has been to go hard and that has come off whenever either of Shafali Verma or Meg Lanning
has stayed in the middle for long. Capitals have used allrounder Arundhati Reddy’s bowling services in only two out of the four games she has played and she batted only in their last game.
A case perhaps then for getting in an extra batter?
Mumbai, on the other hand, have two batters among the top five run-getters in the tournament so far, and both of them – Hayley Matthews and Harmanpreet Kaur – bat in the top order.
They were hampered by a lack of firepower down the order on a slowish DY Patil track against UP Warriorz. Not a bad time for South Africa allrounder Chloe Tryon, who bowls left-arm spin, to get a game.
The surface at Navi Mumbai is an absolute belter and we can expect a high-scoring contest on Monday. The team batting first will be looking to set a target of over 180 runs here to give their bowlers a good chance to defend.
The pitch gets easier to bat on as the match progresses.
key players Mumbai : Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia , 3 Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur
key players Delhi : Meg Lanning , Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav
Prediction: Mumbai indians will the match comfortabely
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