Women's T20 League 2023, Match 15 MUM-W vs UP-W Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Women's T20 League

Match 15: MUM-W vs UP-W



The 15th Match of the thrilling Women’s T20 League will be played between MUM-W and UP-W on Saturday, 18th March 2023, at 03:30 PM IST at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.

MUM-W never seems to make a mistake. They have won each of their five games and want to keep winning.

The team's most reliable hitters have been Nat Sciver-Brunt (182 runs in 5 matches with a strike rate of 142) and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (180 runs in 5 matches at a strike rate of 178.21). In the last game, Kaur struck a match-winning knock of 51 off 30 balls against the Gujarat Giants. However, she is reaching her best slowly.

The squad consistently gets off to solid starts because of the opening pair of Hayley Matthews (168 runs in 5 matches at a strike rate of 140) and Yastika Bhatia (150 runs in 5 games with a strike rate of 122.76).

Saika Ishaque has been Mumbai's standout bowler this season, taking 12 wickets at a 5.66 economy rate. Star West Indian All-rounder Hayley Matthews has also had success with the ball, taking ten wickets with her off-spin at a 6.17 economy rate. Amelia Kerr, who has eight wickets at an average of 7.32, is a trustworthy spin option.

The UP-W recently lost against BLR-W by five wickets. They need to restart their campaign after losing two straight games. While it won't be complex against this Mumbai team, UP-W must find a way to afford to get complacent. With four points and three games remaining, they are still in a very comfortable position, but if Bangalore scores one more victory, another pair of defeats might complicate matters.

Skipper Alyssa Healy will be relied upon to maintain their strong performance. The seasoned Australian wicket-keeper batsman has played in five games this season and amassed 186 runs at a strike rate of almost 154. She has the potential to be the game-changer with a strong performance in this contest.

Grace Harris had a fantastic strike rate of 181, scoring 105 runs in only two innings. The middle-order hitter has the power to change the game, and UP is hoping she can be their team's ace. Tahlia McGrath is another batter to watch for (142 runs in 5 matches at a strike rate of 157.77).

Left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone (9 wickets in 5 games at an economy of 6.61) and off-spinner Deepti Sharma have been the core of UP's bowling line (7 wickets in 5 matches at an economy of 7.84). The two spinners have consistently taken out opponents' batters and applied pressure.


Match Details

Match: MUM-W vs UP-W, Match 15, Women's T20 League

Date: Saturday, 18th March

Time: 03:30 PM

Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai


Pitch & Weather Report

In this season, this ground has consistently benefitted the chasing team. The team chasing has triumphed in 5 of the 7 games played at this ground. Therefore, the toss winner will almost certainly choose to field first.

The average first-inning score here in this league is 155. The highest score recorded here is the DC-W's 211-4 score versus the UP-W. In this game, the side batting first should aim to set a goal of around 180 runs.

The pitch is well-balanced and constant. There will again be a lot of fours and sixes since the ball comes onto the bat beautifully and has short boundaries. Spinners won't much effective and will provide the hitters with plenty of opportunities to score runs. The match will occur in clear, hot, and muggy conditions in Mumbai. The temperature will be around 28 with a wind speed of 10 km/h in the west direction.


MUM-W vs UP-W Squads

MUM-W: Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Amanjot Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Humaira Kazi, Issy Wong, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque, Heather Graham, Priyanka Bala, Neelam Bisht, Dhara Gujjar, Sonam Yadav, Chloe Tryon

UP-W: Alyssa Healy (c & wk), Shweta Sehrawat, Tahlia McGrath, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris, Simran Shaikh, Kiran Navgire, Devika Vaidya, Sophie Ecclestone, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Parshavi Chopra, Soppadhandi Yashasri, Shabnim Ismail, Lauren Bell, Laxmi Yadav


MUM-W vs UP-W: Probable XIs

MUM-W: Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Dhara Gujjar, Amelia Kerr, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque

UP-W: Alyssa Healy (c & wk), Devika Vaidya, Kiran Navgire, Grace Harris, Tahlia McGrath, Simran Shaikh, Sophie Ecclestone, Deepti Sharma, Shweta Sehrawat, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad


Match Prediction

Just a week ago, MUM-W trounced the UP-W by 8 wickets. They are in incredible form, so the UP-W must devise something exceptional to defeat them. Their bowling, which has let runs slip through, is UP's greatest concern. Their bowling may be their undoing on this flat deck. MUM-W should not fear since they are well prepared. They will start this game as favorites since they are operating like a well-oiled machine. MUM-W to win this game with their current form and combination.


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