By Puneet Chaudhary - March 9, 2023
Mumbai10 minutes ago
Delhi Capitals will face Mumbai Indians today in the Women’s Premier League (WPL). Both the teams have not lost a single match in the tournament so far. Where Mumbai beat Bengaluru and Gujarat. At the same time, Delhi won over UP and Bengaluru. Delhi will be captained by Australia’s Meg Lanning, while Mumbai’s command is in the hands of Harmanpreet Kaur.
In the semi-finals of the recently concluded Women’s T20 World Cup, these two captains faced each other face to face. India was defeated then under the captaincy of Kaur, in such a situation it will be important to see how this match will be between the two top teams of WPL.
In this news, we will know about the journey of both the teams, weather condition, pitch report and possible playing XI.
Plenty of all-rounders near Mumbai
Mumbai Indians have prepared their team with all-rounders and all the WPL players have been playing brilliantly. Mumbai defeated Gujarat by 143 runs in their first match. In the second match, Mandhana defeated RCB by 9 wickets in a one-sided match. RCB had given Mumbai a target of 156 runs at the Brabon Stadium, which Mumbai achieved in 14.2 overs by losing one wicket. Mumbai won both the matches unilaterally.
Delhi’s opening pair explosive
Like Mumbai, the Delhi team also looked very strong in the tournament. Delhi also won their opening two matches. Delhi got a great leader under the leadership of Lanning. The Australian captain himself opens. He scored fifty in both the matches, along with Shefali also does explosive batting from the first over. On his own, Delhi scored 200+ while batting first in both the matches.
In the lower order, the team has power hitters like Jemima, Marion Kapp, Alice Capsey and Jess Jonassen. The team also has bowlers like Tara Norris, Radha Yadav, Jonassen, Capsy and Shikha Pandey, who are continuously getting wickets for the team.
Will keep an eye on these players
From Mumbai, watch out for Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Mathews, Natalie Sciver Brunt, Amelia Kerr and Saika Ishaq. On the other hand, captain Meg Lanning, Shefali Verma, Marian Kapp, Jemima Rodriguez, Alice Capsey, Jess Jonassen and Tara Norris can do wonders from Bangalore.
It is summer season in India at this time, in Mumbai also it remains hot during this time. Wednesday’s weather is also looking clear. it will not rain. The night temperature will be between 31 to 32 degree Celsius.
Like the Brabourne Stadium, the DY Patil Stadium pitch is also high scoring. Both Mumbai and Delhi teams have scored 200+ scores batting first here. In such a situation, the team winning the toss would like to bat first and focus on getting a big score on the board.
Possible playing 11 of both the teams…
Delhi Capitals: Meg Lanning (c), Shafali Verma, Marion Kapp, Jemimah Rodrigues, Ellyse Capsey, Jess Jonassen, Tania Bhatia (wk), Arundhati Reddy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Tara Norris.
Mumbai Indians: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Hayley Mathews, Natalie Sever Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Humaira Kazi, Pooja Vastrakar, Isabel Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Jintimani Kalita and Saika Ishaq.