The Gujarat Giants will face the Mumbai Indians Women in the first game of the inaugural Women’s Premier League 2023. Both teams will be aiming for a strong start to the tournament and will want to get their acts in order. It will be interesting to see Indian and international players on the same team.
The Mumbai Indians Women have a strong Indian contingent. The Indian captain will lead the team, which will give them an advantage against the Gujarat Giants, who lack big Indian names. It is both teams’ first game, and there will be nerves in both camps. We anticipate a close race on the surface with plenty of runs.
The 1st Match between Gujarat Giants Women vs Mumbai Indians Women will take place on March 4th, 2023 at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Gujarat Giants Women vs Mumbai Indians Women, 1st Match, Womens Premier League 2023
Date: March 04, 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Beth Mooney would captain the team in the tournament’s inaugural season. The Australian opener has had a strong personal season and would like to instill that confidence in the team. They will rely on their all-rounders, and it will be interesting to see how the team performs against one of the best teams.
In this game, Beth Mooney must lead from the front, and she will look to set up a big opening wicket stand with Sophia Dunkley. Sabbineni Meghana, Harleen Deol, and Dayalan Hemalatha will bat in the middle order for the side. They bat deep, and in this game, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Sneh Rana, and Hurley Gala will look to add quick runs down the order.
As their opponents have a strong batting line-up, the side will need good spells from Annabel Sutherland and Sneh Rana with the new ball. Annabel Sutherland is an experienced bowler who will look to bowl tight lines with Monica Patel in the middle overs. Mansi Joshi and Gala round out the bowling options for the team.
Sneh Rana, Sushma Verma, Mansi Joshi, D Hemalatha, Monica Patel, S Meghana, Harleen Deol, Hurley Gala, Tanuja Kanwar, Ashwani Kumari, Parunika Sisodia, Shabnam Shakil, Beth Mooney, Georgia Wareham, Sophia Dunkley, Annabel Sutherland, Deandra Dottin, Ash Gardner
Possible Playing XI:
Beth Mooney (c & wk), Sabbineni Meghana, Sophia Dunkley, Harleen Deol, Ashleigh Gardner, Sneh Rana, Mansi Joshi, Dayalan Hemalatha, Annabel Sutherland, Hurley Gala, Monica Patel
Harmanpreet Kaur leads the team, which is considered one of the top contenders for the title by experts. The team has a good balance on both the batting and bowling fronts and will look to win their first game. Kaur enjoys leading from the front, and it will be interesting to see how she leads this side.
In this game, Hayley Matthews and Amanjot Kaur must put up a big opening wicket stand against a strong bowling attack. The middle order is strong, with Harmanpreet Kaur, Dhara Gujjar, and Yastika Bhatia on the team. Pooja Vastrakar, Nat Sciver, and Amelia Kerr will provide quick runs in the lower middle order.
To put the Gujarat Giants on the back foot, Issy Wong and Sonam Yadav must bowl tight spells in the early overs. In the middle overs, Amelia Kerr must keep the scoring rate under control. This bowling attack gains depth thanks to Saika Ishaque, Pooja Vastrakar, and Nat Sciver.
Harmanpreet Kaur, Amanjot Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Yastika Bhatia, Priyanka Bala, Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishaque, Humairaa Kaazi, Sonam Yadav, Jintimani Kalita, Neelam Bisht, Hayley Matthews, Heather Graham, Issy Wong, Chloe Tryon, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr
Possible Playing XI:
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Issy Wong, Pooja Vastrakar, Nat Sciver, Hayley Matthews, Amanjot Kaur, Amelia Kerr, Sonam Yadav, Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishaque
Gujarat Giants Women vs Mumbai Indians Women Toss Prediction
It’s the first game of the tournament, and we expect the wicket to have something for the bowlers. Most teams have won games here by chasing scores, and both captains would be aware of this. In this game, the team that wins the toss will bowl first.
Gujarat Giants Women vs Mumbai Indians Women Pitch Report
Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy is one of India’s best T20 venues. The ball lands nicely on the bat and allows batters to hit through the line. To succeed at this venue, fast bowlers must rely on their abilities. Spinners have done well on this track because the ball turns sharply.
The weather forecast for Mumbai on March 4 is clear skies with hot and humid conditions. We expect the pitch to play well and be good for batting, as we have seen in previous games. The bowlers will have some help, and the team batting first hopes to score 160 or more runs.
Gujarat Giants Women vs Mumbai Indians Women Prediction
The Gujarat Giants will rely on their all-rounders to win this game. The lack of experienced Indian players in the team is a disadvantage for them, which they must overcome. The Mumbai Indians Women have a strong team and a strong batting lineup. We anticipate a close game, but the Mumbai Indians have the advantage. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Mumbai Indians Women is the favourite to beat Gujarat Giants Women at the odds of 1.80.
Gujarat Giants Women vs Mumbai Indians Women Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Harmanpreet Kaur is a top batter for the Mumbai Indians Women’s Team. In the previous match, she scored 52 runs against Australia in the Semifinals. In that inning, she had a strike rate of 152.94 and hit 6 fours and 1 six.