Date: 20 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) is into its business end with only a handful of games left in the league stage. In the 18th match of WPL 2023, Mumbai Indians Women and Delhi Capitals Women will lock horns. Both teams won’t be stressed much as they have already ensured qualification for the second round of the tournament. However, MI and DC will look to not lose momentum before the crucial second round starts.
Delhi Capitals Women suffered an 11-run loss to Gujarat Giants in their sixth game of the season on Thursday which was also their second defeat of the season. Meanwhile, Harmanpreet Kaur-led MI Women also lost their last game to UP Warriorz suffering their first defeat of the season. Now, it will be interesting to see who regains their momentum when the two teams meet on Sunday.
The pitch at DY Patil stadium is known for its batting-friendly nature. With even bounce and pace on offer, batters can hit through the line while bowlers have little margin for error.
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Mumbai Indians Women: Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Dhara Gujjar, Amelia Kerr, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque
Delhi Capitals Women: Meg Lanning (c), Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Jess Jonassen, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav
Mumbai Indians Women are in impeccable form and look unstoppable at the moment. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side has hardly set a foot wrong while DC Women have faltered on a couple of occasions. Also, MI Women defeated DC Women when the two teams met last time. Hence, they are the favourites to win the match on Saturday.
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