WPL 2023 | UP-W vs MI-W: Preview, Pitch Report, Live Score, Fantasy Tips
WPL 2023: Mumbai have won four out of their four matches (iplt20.com)
Mumbai Indians will take on UP Warriorz in the upcoming clash of the Women's Premier League (WPL 2023) at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. Both teams are coming off thumping wins in their last games, and they are looked at as two of the hardest teams in the tournament.
Team Preview: Mumbai
WPL 2023: Nat Sciver & Amelia Kerr have been two strong pillars for MI (Twitter/mipaltan)
Harmanpreet Kaur is continuing Mumbai Indians' legacy in the inaugural edition of the WPL, after winning three matches off as many played. The openers - Hayley Matthews and Yastika Bhatia - and bowlers - especially Saika Ishaque, Amelia Kerr and Issy Wong - are doing wonders.
Team Preview: UP
Healy & Vadiya shared unbeaten opening stand vs RCB (Twitter/wpl)
Except for a loss to Delhi Capitals, Alyssa Healy's Warriorz have been an unstoppable force. They literally snatched a win out from Gujarat's mouth before chasing a total of 139 runs against RCB without losing any wickets.
Spin has been the key to win for the UP team, while batting has also started to come good as the competition is heading forward.
Date and Time: March 12, 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Live Streaming: Sports18 and Jio Cinema
Expect a batting paradise on offer. If you are a batter, just play at this venue and you'll score truckloads of runs. It's flat and ideal for stroke-making. Bowlers will need to change their lengths and use different variations to fox the batters. That's the only way to take wickets here.
UP Warriorz: Alyssa Healy (c & wk), Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navgire, Tahlia McGrath, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Simran Shaikh, Sophie Ecclestone, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shabnim Ismail
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, Saika Ishaque
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Wicketkeeper: Alyssa Healy
Batters: Harmanpreet Kaur, Grace Harris, Kiran Prabhu Navgire
All-rounders: Hayley Matthews, Deepti Sharma, Amelia Kerr, Nat Sciver-Brunt
Bowlers: Saika Ishaque, Sophie Ecclestone, Issy Wong
Captain: Hayley Matthews
Vice-captain: Sophie Ecclestone
Mumbai Indians have been dominating the tournament on their own will. Although Up Warriorz have good match winners in their rank, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led unit seems slightly better on paper and have the momentum with them.