WPL 2023 Eliminator, MI-W vs UP-W: Preview, Pitch Report, Probable XIs, Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips
Both sides have won a game each against each other during the league stage
In a thrilling showdown, the Mumbai Indians Women will battle it out with UP Warriorz Women in the Women's Premier League eliminator on Friday, March 24, at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. The victor of this high-stakes match will earn the chance to face off against Delhi Capitals Women in the final of the competition.
Mumbai Indians Women
Mumbai Indians Women began the tournament with a bang, securing five consecutive wins and appearing poised to clinch the top spot. However, their next two games ended in defeats, which served as a sobering reminder of the fickle nature of the game.
Undeterred, they rallied back in their final league match, vanquishing Royal Challengers Bangalore Women by a slim four-wicket margin. But despite their best efforts, the team's net-run rate was lower than that of Delhi, necessitating a longer route to the final.
UP Warriorz Women
As for the UP Warriorz, their journey has been a mixed bag, with four victories and an equal number of losses in the group stage. Their last match against Delhi Capitals Women resulted in a disappointing five-wicket loss.
To emerge triumphant against a formidable Mumbai side, the team's senior players must step up and deliver a sterling performance.
The stakes are high, the tension is palpable, and both teams are primed to leave it all on the field in pursuit of glory. Only time will tell if Mumbai Indians triumph or the UP Warriorz pull off a stunning upset and book their ticket to the final.
Date and time: March 24, 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
Live Streaming: Sports18, Jio Cinema
The tracks at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy have shifted from being high-scoring ones at the beginning of the tournament to slower surfaces now. As a result, spin bowlers are expected to have an upper hand, with occasional balls sticking to the pitch. However, batters can still accumulate runs if they play with discipline, resulting in an evenly contested match between the bat and ball. The captain winnings the toss is set to field first in all likelihood as chasing here has become easy with the game’s progression.
Mumbai Indians: Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, and Saika Ishaque
UP Warriorz: Alyssa Healy (c & wk), Devika Vaidya, Kiran Navgire, Grace Harris, Tahlia McGrath, Simran Shaikh, Sophie Ecclestone, Deepti Sharma, Shweta Sehrawat, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
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Wicketkeeper: Alyssa Healy, Yastika Bhatia
Batters: Harmanpreet Kaur, Grace Harris, Kiran Navgire
All-rounders: Nat Sciver-Brunt, Tahila McGrath, Hayley Matthews
Bowlers: Issy Wong, Saiqa Ishaque, Sophie Ecclestone
Captain: Alyssa Healy
Vice-captain: Hayley Matthews
Mumbai Indians women are the favourites to win this contest based on their form and their formidable team on paper.