who will win wpl

Match Details

Date: February 23, 2024

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

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Match Preview:

The second edition of the Women’s Premier League will kick off with the WPL 2023 finalists, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, locking horns at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. After the inaugural edition and the recent auction, both Delhi and Mumbai have emerged as the most well-rounded teams in the tournament. Hence fans are guaranteed to witness a thrilling clash.

Pitch Report:

Bengaluru’s M.Chinnaswamy Stadium has been one of the most high-scoring grounds in India with an average score of 133. The true bounce offered by the pitch and the shorter boundaries allows batters to score heaps of runs at this venue. But bowlers, especially with the new ball, can generate swing while spinners can also impact the game with accurate lines and lengths. 

Team Analysis:

Mumbai Indians Women 

The defending champions, Mumbai Indians, certainly have the squad to push for another title run this season and have a massive chance to start their campaign on a winning note. The MI batting looks settled with top all-rounders like Hayley Matthews,  Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur and Amelia Kerr, but the captain’s form over the recent past could be a worry. Similarly, the bowling also looks potent with the addition of Shabnim Ismail to a settled and fiery attack.

SportsTiger Playing XI of Mumbai Indians Women 

Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Amelia Kerr, Amanjot Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Shabnim Ismail, Jintimani Kalita, Amandeep Kaur, Saika Ishaque

Delhi Capitals Women

On the other hand, the finalists of the 2023 WPL, Delhi Capitals, also have a well-defined squad with quality players across all departments. But coming into the 2024 season, the Capitals have added Annabel Sutherland, the most in-form player in women’s cricket. Other than the Aussie all-rounder’s addition, Delhi also has a quality squad with the right mix of youth and experience with some world-class players.

SportsTiger Playing XI of Delhi Capitals Women

Shafali Verma, Meg Lanning (C), Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Alice Capsey, Annabel Sutherland, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Titas Sadhu

Match Prediction:

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Conclusion:

Mumbai Indians Women has a better chance to win this fixture and defeat Delhi Capitals Women to kick off Women’s Premier League 2024 with a win.

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