Date: March 5, 2023
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals will go head-to-head to kick off the first double header of the Women’s Premier League 2023. Both teams have some quality players and hence fans would want to see an entertaining encounter at the Brabourne Stadium. RCB has managed to put together an all-star squad with the likes of Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine and Ellyse Perry etc. Whereas the Capitals have built a squad ticking all boxes with seasoned veterans and exciting young players.
The Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai has always had incredible batting-friendly wickets. The average 1st innings score is 165 in women’s T20 games.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Women
As mentioned earlier, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have based the WPL side on their men’s team which possesses world-beaters, who play dominating cricket. Bangalore has brought together global stars like Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry and Heather Knight, who can and have been top performers with both bat and ball. Similarly, they also have some serious Indian talent in the likes of Smriti Mandhana, Richa Ghosh and Renuka Thakur, who have consistently performed on the international stage.
SportsTiger Playing XI of 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
Delhi Capitals Women
On the other hand, the Delhi Capitals, similar to the Men’s team, have heavily invested in young Indian talent which is supported by the presence of multiple veteran stars. Their biggest buys in the auction were Shafali Verma and Jemimah Rodrigues, which will be the team’s core for many years moving forward. This young talent will blossom alongside experienced players like Meg Lanning and Marizanne Kapp, who have performed at the highest level for multiple years in the running.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Delhi Capitals Women
Shafali Verma, Jasia Akhtar, Jemimah Rodrigues, Meg Lanning, Marizanne Kapp, Alice Capsey, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Jess Jonassen, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav
Royal Challengers Bangalore Women will beat the Delhi Capitals Women to win their first game of the Women’s Premier League.
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