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Women's T20 League 2023, Match 18 MUM-W vs DEL-W Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Women's T20 League

Match 18: MUM-W vs DEL-W

 

Preview

The 18th Match of the thrilling Women’s T20 League will be played between MUM-W and DEL-W on Monday, 20th March 2023, at 07:30 PM IST at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. It's the battle between the table toppers Mumbai and the runner-up Delhi in the league. Both sides will be heading for this after losing their last league match.

However, both sides have already qualified for the next round but MUM-W will be eyeing to win this encounter and secure its berth for the final.

In the earlier game, Harmanpreet Kaur-led MUM-W suffered their first loss of the season against UP-W in a low-scoring game by 5 wickets while setting the target of 128 runs for the opposition. Batting first, Mumbai only managed to put 127 runs on board. English gun bowler Issy Wong’s 32 off 19 after a top-order failure brought MUM-W back into the game.

Standing on the top MUM-W bowlers brought their top performance to restrict UP-W to 27 for losing 3 wickets in the first powerplay. But calculated innings from McGrath & Grace Harris, followed by Sophie Ecclestone’s 16, kept UP-W's hopes of the eliminator alive and registered their 3 wins of the tournament. 

On the other hand, the second-placed DEL-W also has qualified for the next round of the league after winning 4 matches out of 6 matches. Meg Lanning-led DEL-W couldn’t manage to get past GUJ-W in their last game. South African star batter Laura Wolvaardt and Australia's Amy Gardner’s half-centuries set a target of 148 for DEL-W.

Alice Capsey and Lanning made it look like an easy chase in the early stages for DEL-W. But Delhi lost a series of wickets at regular intervals. DEL-W lost the game by 11 runs. This was their second defeat of the season. 

The match will be important for both teams to skip the eliminator stage. MI has 10 points in 6 games and needs one win to get into the First final of the Women's T20 League. MUM-W's final game is against BLR-W. And after the galvanizing inning from Sophie Devine (99 off 36) in the BLR-W game to chase 189 in the 16th over, MUM-W skipper Harmanpreet would be looking not to keep things hanging for the last game.

 

Match Details

Match: MUM-W vs DEL-W, Match 18, Women's T20 League

Date: Monday, 20th March

Time: 07:30 PM

Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai

 

Pitch & Weather Report

The team batting second in the 8 T20s of the Women's T20 League has chased the target on 6 occasions. DEL-W has won 3 out of the four games played at this Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy. The last five games have shown chasing targets will be an ideal choice. The team winning the toss should bowl first.

Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy holds a capacity of 60000 spectators and has hosted 2 T20WIs and 8 Women's T20 League games so far. The Aussies women have registered the highest total (187) at this venue. The wicket has produced some high-scoring games in recent times. The green top gives some bounce to pacers in the early stages. Overall it’s a batting pitch.

The maximum temperature will remain at 31°C, with a low of 24°C with 45% humidity, and a wind speed of 21 Km/hr for the 18th Match, the Women's IND T20 on Mar 20 b/w MUM-W vs DEL-W. The weather in Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai during the match day will be clear and no rain is predicted in this evening encounter. The weather in Mumbai for this game will be hot and humid.

 

MUM-W vs DEL-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

DEL-W: Jemimah Rodrigues, Shefali Verma, Marizanne Kapp, Meg Lanning, Alice Capsey, Shikha Pandey, Jess Jonassen, Laura Harris, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Minnu Mani, Poonam Yadav, Sneha Deepthi, Taniyaa Bhatia, Titas Sadhu, Jasia Akhter, Aparna Mondal and Tara Norris

 

MUM-W vs DEL-W: Probable XIs

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

DEL-W: Meg Lanning (c), Shafali Verma, Marizanne Kapp, Jemimah Rodrigues, Alice Capsey, Jess Jonassen, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Minnu Mani, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Tara Norris

 

Match Prediction

Mumbai and Delhi are coming off a loss. Yet, Mumbai has a better advantage over Delhi. First of all, MUM-W has 5 wins in 6 games. Second, they have a perfectly balanced batting and bowling unit. Three of the top four leading wicket-takers from the season are from MUM-W. In DEL-W’s case, though seven of their players have a strike rate over 130, only two of them have managed to play big innings. We say MUM-W will be having the upper hand in this match and the side is likely to win this match as well.

 

 

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