The Royal Challengers Bangalore Women are fighting for their lives as they face the Delhi Capitals for the second time in the Women’s Premier League’s inaugural season.
The Capitals thrashed RCB by 60 runs in the previous match and will be looking to replicate that performance this time around. Given the Royal Challengers’ current poor run of form, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Capitals get their way.
The 11th Match between Delhi Capitals Women vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Women will take place on March 13th, 2023 at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Delhi Capitals Women vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Women, 11th Match, Womens Premier League 2023
Date: March 13, 2023 (Monday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
After a humiliating defeat against the Mumbai Indians Women on Thursday, the Delhi Capitals Women bounced back with a 10-wicket victory over the Gujarat Giants. With three wins in four games, the Capitals are second on the points table and on track to advance to the next round.
The Delhi Capitals have one of the league’s best batting lineups, with both openers Meg Lanning and Shafali Verma in top form. Lanning and Verma are currently ranked first and second in the list of top run scorers this season. Jemimah Rodrigues is also in good form, but she has yet to turn her starts into big scores.
However, the team’s all-rounders, such as Marizanne Kapp, Jess Jonassen, and Alice Capsey, have struggled to score runs. The Capitals’ strategy of acquiring Tara Norris, an Associate Nation player, has worked well because they are the only team in the league that can field 5 overseas players in a match. Tara Norris, Marizanne Kapp, and Shikha Pandey have all bowled exceptionally well on Mumbai wickets, which are known to favour slower bowlers over seamers.
Marizanne Kapp hit a brilliant fifer against the Gujarat Giants, laying the groundwork for a big win. The spinners, on the other hand, have struggled to pick up wickets and will be hoping to improve their performances as the tournament progresses.
Meg Lanning (c), Alice Capsey, Shikha Pandey, Jess Jonassen, Laura Harris, Radha Yadav, Minnu Mani, Taniya Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Sneha Deepthi, Arundhati Reddy, Titas Sadhu, Jasia Akhter, Tara Norris, Aparna Mondal, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Marizanne Kapp
Players to watch out for:
The Australian captain had her lowest score of the competition on Saturday, with 21 not out at the top of the order. She is one of the most consistent female cricketers.
The 19-year-old opener produced one of the tournament’s best innings on Saturday. She hit 76 not out from only 28 balls and is confident going into this match.
The South African all-rounder was unplayable against Gujarat Giants in her first overs. She took the first four wickets in the batting order before returning later in the innings to take one more.
Possible Playing XI:
Meg Lanning (c), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Laura Harris, Marizanne Kapp, Jess Jonassen, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Shikha Pandey, Minnu Mani, Radha Yadav, Tara Norris
The Royal Challengers are the only team in the league without a win after the first round of the double round-robin tournament, and as a result, they are firmly placed at the bottom of the points table. With only three teams advancing to the next round, RCB will now have to treat each of its upcoming matches as a virtual knockout.
Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry have done well so far, but neither has converted their starts into match-winning innings. The Royal Challengers’ main concern is the inability of their middle-order batters to get going.
They have tried players like Disha Kasat, Kanika Ahuja, and Richa Ghosh for the number four spot, but none of them have performed well. Heather Knight, who has a reputation for being a strong finisher, has fallen short of expectations. Sophie Devine hit a brilliant half-century against the Gujarat Giants, and the team will be hoping for a repeat performance here.
The Royal Challengers dropped Preeti Bose and Poonam Khemnar from their bowling lineup in the previous match. However, leaving out Megan Schutt, the squad’s most potent seamer, backfired, as the likes of Komal Zanzad, Sahana Pawar, and Renuka Singh were unable to defend a subpar target.
If the Royal Challengers are to survive, they must improve in all aspects of the game.
Smriti Mandhana (c), Sophie Devine, Heather Knight, Megan Schutt, Kanika Ahuja, Erin Burns, Dane van Niekerk, Preeti Bose, Komal Zanzad, Disha Kasat, Indrani Roy, Shreyanka Patil, Asha Shobana, Poonam Khemnar, Sahana Pawar, Richa Ghosh, Ellyse Perry, Renuka Singh
Players to watch out for:
The seasoned New Zealand opener has scored over 100 runs in her last two tournament innings. She scored 14 points in the first game against the Delhi Capitals and will look to maintain her form in this game.
The Australian all-rounder started each of her four innings, but it was only in the final game that she went on to score a half-century.
The off-spinner all-rounder took 2-32 against Gujarat Giants and will relish her first bowl at Brabourne Stadium.
Possible Playing XI:
Smriti Mandhana (c), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Kanika Ahuja, Heather Knight, Shreyanka Patil, Erin Burns, Richa Ghosh (wk), Komal Zanzad, Renuka Singh, Sahana Pawar
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Delhi Capitals Women vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Women Toss Prediction
Three of the last three DY Patil Sports Academy matches have been won while chasing. As a result, the toss winner will almost certainly choose to bowl first.
Delhi Capitals Women vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Women Pitch Report
This pitch has turn, and spinners will enjoy bowling on it. However, it is an excellent batting surface, and a par score of 185+ is expected.
Throughout the game, there will be some cloud cover, and humidity levels will reach 50%. The temperature will not fall below 29 degrees.
Delhi Capitals Women vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Women Prediction
Royal Challengers Bangalore are struggling in the WPL, and a lack of wickets with the ball is adding to the pressure on their batters. Having said that, their batting lineup is carried by only a few players. The Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, have been playing excellent cricket so far in the tournament, with only one defeat. We believe the Delhi Capitals will be too strong and will win again on Monday. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Delhi Capitals Women is the favourite to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore Women at the odds of 1.62.
Delhi Capitals Women vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Women Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Marizanne Kapp took 5-15 against Gujarat Giants on Saturday and is our pick to be the top wicket taker for Delhi Capitals against Royal Challengers Bangalore.