Date: March 6, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
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The Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore are set to face each other in one of the biggest games of the WPL 2023. The hometown side registered a massive 143-run win over the Gujarat Giants. Harmanpreet Kaur batted incredibly well as they posted 207 in the first innings. Then MI Paltan bundled out the Giants at the score of 63 and kick-started their season with a bang.
Harmanpreet Kaur’s Mumbai Indians have managed to extract an excellent result in their opening game. The batting lineup of Kaur, Hayley Williams, Amelia Kerr and Nat Sciver-Brunt scored runs at an incredible rate. Whereas bowlers like Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong and Saika Ishaque were extremely efficient with the ball.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore have an all-star squad which performed well in the first game. Their global stars Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry and Heather Knight, showed off their class with both bat and ball. Similarly, their Indian players Smriti Mandhana, Richa Ghosh and Renuka Thakur also had a decent outing in the opening game.
Mumbai Indians Women
Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Amanjot Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Humaira Kazi, Issy Wong, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque
Royal Challengers Bangalore Women
Smriti Mandhana (C), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Disha Kasat, Richa Ghosh (wk), Kanika Ahuja, Megan Schutt, Preeti Bose, Renuka Thakur, Komal Zanzad
Batters: Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine, Harmanpreet Kaur,
Bowlers: Jess Jonassen, Shikha Pandey, Issy Wong, Saika Ishaque
Wicketkeepers: Richa Ghosh, Taniya Bhatia
All-rounders: Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Ellyse Perry, Kanika Ahuja
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