WPL Final, DEL-W vs MUM-W: Preview, Pitch Report, Probable XIs, Fantasy Tips & Prediction
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After a gruelling month of action, it all comes down to the final of the Women's Premier League 2023 as Mumbai Indians lock horns against Delhi Capitals on March 26, Sunday, at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
Team Preview: Mumbai Indians
Following their male counterparts' footsteps, Mumbai Indians have dominated the Women's Premier League with six wins out of eight matches in the league stage and knocked out UP Warriors in the eliminator by a massive margin of 72 runs.
Both their batters and bowlers have been in great form, with Yastika Bhatia and Hayley Matthews setting a strong foundation and Harmanpreet Kaur leading by example.
Natalie Sciver-Brunt has also made valuable contributions in the middle order, and the team's bowling attack has been among the best in the tournament.
Team Preview: Delhi Capitals
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals have been exceptional in the tournament, winning six out of their first eight league-stage matches and finishing at the top of the points table. They will aim to keep up their winnings and claim the coveted championship title.
Delhi Capitals' captain Meg Lanning has been in stellar form throughout the tournament, with an incredible streak of not being dismissed for single digits.
She is currently the tournament's leading run-scorer and will be eager to continue her impressive performance in the final and lead her team to victory.
- Date and Time: March 26, 07:30 PM IST
- Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
- Live Streaming: Sports18, Jio Cinema
This surface at Brabourne Stadium is known for its excellent batting conditions, with an average first-innings score of 168 runs in WPL matches played here. Teams bowling first have won most of the games here; hence, whoever wins the toss will look to bowl first.
Probable Playing XIs
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
Delhi Capitals: Meg Lanning (c), Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Jess Jonassen, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav
Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips
Wicket-Keeper: Yastika Bhatia
Batters: Meg Lanning, Harmanpreet Kaur, Shafali Verma
All-Rounders: Hayley Matthews, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Marizanne Kapp, Alice Capsey
Bowlers: Shikha Pandey, Saika Ishaque, Issy Wong
Captain: Marizanne Kapp
Vice-Captain: Hayley Matthews
Although both teams have performed well in the tournament, Meg Lanning's leadership and the Delhi Capitals' solid performances give them a slight advantage.