RCB-W vs UPW-W: Match Preview, Probable XI, Live Score, Fantasy Tips
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RCB Women's team has baffled everyone. A team which looks unbeatable on paper has been struggling to open their account in the Women's Premier League (WPL).
On the other hand, UP Warriorz started the tournament in fine fashion, winning their opening match from jaws of defeat, but couldn't continue the winning momentum as they lost their next game against Delhi Capitals.
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It has been a graveyard for Smriti Mandhana and her side as they have lost three back-to-back matches, and are on the verge of elimination from the tournament. They need to win their remaining five matches to stand a slim chance of qualifying for the knockouts.
The bowling remains a cause of worry for the side. In three matches so far, they have conceded 223, 159, and 201, and look out of sorts at the moment. The seam bowling duo of Megan Schutt and Renuka Thakur haven't taken enough wickets at the top and that has hampered their game-plan.
The batting has done well in bits and pieces, but it needs to fire if RCB are to somehow open their account.
The Warriorz played the match of the tournament, when they defeated Gujarat Giants in a classic T20 game. Grace Harris showed her 'Grace' in the first match and single-handedly won the game for her side.
However, the decision to rest her for the game against Capitals back-fired on Alyssa Healy and co. as the Warriorz faltered, chasing a tricky 212. The top-order woes is a big worry for the team management. So far, skipper Alyssa Healy hasn't fire, and you expect that a big score is just around the corner.
Expect Grace Harris to come back in the playing XI for this crucial game against a stuttering RCB side.
Date and Time: March 10, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium
Live Streaming/Telecast: Sports18, 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.
RCB: Smriti Mandhana (c), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Richa Ghosh (wk), Poonam Khemnar, Kanika Ahuja, Shreyanka Patil, Megan Schutt, Renuka Thakur Singh, Preeti Bose
UPW: Alyssa Healy (c & wk), Shweta Sehrawat, Tahlia McGrath, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris, Simran Shaikh, Kiran Navgire, Devika Vaidya, Sophie Ecclestone, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
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Keepers: Alyssa Healy, Richa Ghosh
Batters: Sophie Devine, Heather Knight, Grace Harris, Kiran Navgire
All-rounders: Tahlia McGrath, Ellyse Perry
Bowlers: Shreyanka Patil, Sophie Ecclestone, Megan Schutt
Captain: Grace Harris
Vice-captain: Sophie Ecclestone
The morale of the RCB side is at an all-time low. They have a star-studded squad, but have failed to win a single game. Expect the trend to continue as the Warriorz, despite losing the last game looked really good in patches. Expect Grace Harris to come back and that'll make them really strong.