Date: 24 March 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
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The inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) has reached its second round where the top three teams will battle it out for the elusive trophy. While Delhi Capitals qualified directly for the summit clash after beating UP Warriorz on Tuesday, Mumbai Indians Women booked themselves a spot in the Eliminator by toppling Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side will take on Alyssa Healy’s UP Warriorz in the Eliminator on Friday. The two teams will eye that empty spot in the Final. It will be an interesting game. Mumbai Indians might be the favourites considering their performance in the league stage. However, nothing can be said till the last ball is bowled.
The league stage of the WPL 2023 saw quite a few memorable performances. From Grace Harris’ heroics against Gujarat Giants to Sophie Devine’s magical 99 against Giants, the fans saw it all. But, now it all comes down to holding the nerves in the two most important games. Both Mumbai and UP have got some great players. While MI have got the likes of Hayley Matthews, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Amelia Kerr, UP boast of a strong batting lineup with Alyssa Healy and Tahlia McGrath headlining it.
Sophie Ecclestone, Deepti Sharma, and Parshavi Chopra are the bowlers to keep an eye on from the UP camp. From MI Women, Saika Ishauqe, Issy Wong, Hayley Mattews, and Nat Sciver-Brunt were among the wickets in their last match.
Mumbai Indians Women: Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque
UP Warriorz: Alyssa Healy (c & wk), Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navgire, Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, Deepti Sharma, Simran Shaikh, Sophie Ecclestone, Parshavi Chopra, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
People’s Pick for Fantasy
Grand League team
Wicketkeepers: Yastika Bhatia, Alyssa Healy
Batters: Harmanpreet Kaur, Grace Harris, Shweta Sehrawat,
All-rounders: Deepti Sharma, Nat Sciver Brunt, Hayley Mattews, Tahlia McGrath, Amelia Kerr
Bowlers: Sophie Ecclestone, Issy Wong, Saika Ishaque, Pooja Vastrakar
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