WPL 2023, Match 3: UP-W vs GUJ-W | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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The first match of the inaugural edition of WPL has set the tone for the entirety. Harmanpreet Kaur set the stage ablaze with a beautiful innings and after that her bowlers followed it up with a brilliant performance. The viewers will hope that more such batting performances are witnessed throughout the tournament. Ahead of the match we will take a look at all the important stats, the prime player picks and the best-predicted fantasy XIs for the match. 

Moving onto the third match of the tournament, it will be UP Warriorz Women taking on the Gujarat Giants Women. The match will take place on Sunday 5th March, 2023 at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy. It is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST. 

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The Australian wicketkeeper, Alyssa Healy will be leading the UP Warriorz team. The team boasts of some top quality international players like Sophie Ecclestone, Shabnim Ismail, Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, and Lauren Bell. There are also some top quality Indian stars like Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, and Anjali Sarvani. Besides these players , the presence of young Indian stars like Shweta Sehrawat, and Parshavi Chopra gives a great balance to the team. 

Gujarat Giants will be getting very less time to recover from the humiliating defeat against Mumbai Indians in the opener. The wounds of the  loss by 143 runs will still be fresh as they will have to take the field for their second match. But they will have to put the poor performance behind them as one off-day in the office and try and bounce back as strong as possible. 

RCB-W vs DEL-W, Match 3: Pitch Report- Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai

The pitch at the DY Patil Sports Academy looked a good track to bat on. It looked a hard surface which had a pretty decent bounce on it. While the bounce was true for the batters to trust, the bowlers were also quite effective on the strip. The bowlers of the Mumbai Indians team showed great discipline and bundled out the opposition for just 64 runs after scoring 207 runs in their 20 overs while batting first. 

Numbers at the ground (This Tournament)

Total Matches: 1
Matches won batting first: 1
Matches won batting second: 0

Average score batting first: 207
Average score batting second: 64

Average runs per over: 7.72
Average runs per wicket: 18

UP-W vs GUJ-W, Match 3: Head-to-Head

UP Warriorz and Gujarat Giants will be playing against each other for the first time ever in the history of the tournament. Both teams will have a chance to take an early lead in this face-off. 

UP-W vs GUJ-W, Match 3: Probable Playing XIs

UP Warriorz Team News

No major updates.

UP Warriorz Probable Playing XI

Alyssa Healy (c and wk), Shweta Sehrawat, Simran Shaikh, Tahlia McGrath, Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Sophie Ecclestone, Shabnim Ismail, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Parshavi Chopra, and Anjali Sarvani.

Gujarat Giants Team News

Skipper Beth Mooney walked off with a cramp in the first over of the match against Mumbai Indians. News about whether she is available or nor for this encounter has not been received yet. If she is unavailable for the match, then Sneh Rana will be leading the team and Sophia Dunkley will be replacing Mooney. 

Gujarat Giants Probable Playing XI

Beth Mooney/Sophia Dunkley, S Meghana, Harleen Deol, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Dayalan Hemlatha, Georgia Wareham, Sneh Rana, Tanuja Kanwar, M Joshi, and M Patel.

UP-W vs GUJ-W, Match 3: Top Five Picks

  1. Shweta Sehrawat (UP-W): The young Indian opener will be a great asset for the team in the tournament. Shweta Sehrawat looked a complete batter in the U-19 T20 World Cup 2023. If she can maintain the same composure and calmness, Sehrawat will be match winner for the UP Warriorz. 
  2. Dayalan Hemlatha (GUJ-W): The Indian lower middle-order batter looked like the most accomplished of all in the Gujarat batting line-up. Hemlatha played a gutsy knock and that makes her one of the best picks for this encounter.
  3. Alyssa Healy (UP-W): The Australian keeper looked in great touch during the Women's T20 World Cup 2023. Alyssa Healy looked in form throughout the tournament and the UP team management will hope that she continues the momentum into the inaugural edition of the WPL. Healy will be a prime pick for the match. 
  4. Tanuja Kanwar (GUJ-W): The young Indian spinner looked good in the opening match. Tanuja Kanwar picked up a wicket and conceded just 12 runs from her two overs. But even after that her spell was not extended. She will hope that she gets more chance to showcase her talent in this match and deliver upto the expectations. 
  5. Sophie Ecclestone (UP-W): The English spinner is currently the number one ranked bowler in Women's T20I cricket. When Sophie Ecclestone is available for selection, there is no way you can ignore her in the fantasy contests. Ecclestone will be a hot pick for this match. 

UP-W vs GUJ-W, Match 3: Must Picks

UP Warriorz

  1. Shweta Sehrawat
  2. Alyssa Healy
  3. Sophie Ecclestone

Gujarat Giants 

  1. Dayalan Hemlatha - 29 runs in 1 match
  2. Tanuja Kanwar - 1 wicket in 1 match
  3. Sneh Rana - 2 wickets in 1 match

UP-W vs GUJ-W, Match 3: Risky Picks

UP Warriorz - Tahlia McGrath, Shabnim Ismail

Gujarat Giants - Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland

UP-W vs GUJ-W, Match 3: Best Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Shweta Sehrawat (UP-W)
  2. Sneh Rana (GUJ-W)
  3. Sophie Ecclestone (UP-W)

UP-W vs GUJ-W, Match 3: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

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Wicketkeeper: Alyssa Healy
Batters: Dayalan Hemlatha, Shweta Sehrawat, Tahlia McGrath
All-rounders: Ashleigh Gardner, Sneh Rana, Deepti Sharma, Sophie Ecclestone
Bowlers: Tanuja Kanwar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shabnil Ismail

Captain: Shweta Sehrawat
Vice-captain: Sophie Ecclestone

UP-W: 7 Players; GUJ-W: 4 Players

UP-W vs GUJ-W, Match 3: Team for Winner Takes All Contests

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Wicketkeeper: Alyssa Healy
Batters: Dayalan Hemlatha, Sophia Dunkley, Shweta Sehrawat, Tahlia McGrath
All-rounders: Ashleigh Gardner, Deepti Sharma, Sophie Ecclestone
Bowlers: Georgia Wareham, Tanjua Kanwar, Shabnim Ismail

Captain: Ashleigh Gardner
Vice-captain: Deepti Sharma

UP-W: 6 Players; GUJ-W: 5 Players