The Mumbai Indians Women and the UP Warriorz Women will face off in the WPL Eliminator this Friday at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy. Both teams have played each other twice in league play, with one win each. The Mumbai Indians are coming off a solid win in their final league game and are on a roll. They will start as the favourites in this match.
The Eliminator between Mumbai Indians Women vs UP Warriorz will take place on March 24th, 2023 at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Mumbai Indians Women vs UP Warriorz, Eliminator, Womens Premier League 2023
Date: March 24, 2023 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
Mumbai Indians Women finished the league stage with a record of 6 wins and 2 losses. This season, they have appeared to be the team to beat, with all bases covered.
They have an in-form captain in Harmanpreet Kaur, who has scored 230 runs in 8 matches at a strike rate of nearly 150. Despite missing the last few matches, we anticipate a strong performance from Kaur during the playoffs.
Hayley Matthews (232 runs in 8 matches at a strike rate of 131) and Nat Sciver-Brunt (middle order batter) are two other batters who can make an impact (200 runs in 8 matches at a strike rate of 139).
Mumbai bats deep, and even Pooja Vastrakar and Issy Wong have made appearances down the order.
Amelia Kerr, who scored a solid 31 off 27 balls against Bangalore the other night, has been among the wickets. The leg-spinner has taken 9 wickets in the last four games, including a 3-for in the previous game.
Hayley Matthews has also contributed with the ball, taking 12 wickets at an economy rate of 6.51. Issy Wong enjoyed bowling at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, where she frequently moved the ball around and caused trouble for the batters. Even in the previous game against Bangalore here, she finished with 2-26.
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Yastika Bhatia, Heather Graham, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishaque, Hayley Matthews, Chloe Tryon, Humaira Kazi, Priyanka Bala, Sonam Yadav, Neelam Bisht, Jintimani Kalita
Players to watch out for:
The West Indian top order batter has a best WPL 2023 score of 77 not out and has been a consistent contributor throughout the tournament.
The captain has been in fantastic form over the last month. In this competition, she has hit 230 runs at an average of 46.00.
The leg-spinner all-rounder had a good time playing against the UP Warriorz in the group stage. In her fights with the Warriorz, she had figures of 2-33 and 2-22.
Possible Playing XI:
Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Amelia Kerr, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque
The UP Warriorz would be pleased with their IPL performance thus far. They finished third in the league with four wins and four losses. They are coming off a loss to the table-toppers Delhi Capitals, but they will be optimistic about their chances in the Eliminator. After all, they were the first team this season to defeat the Mumbai Indians.
Tahlia McGrath has been a standout batter for the Warriorz this season. This season, the batting all-rounder has 295 runs at a strike rate of 159.54 and four fifties. McGrath top-scored with an unbeaten 58 off 32 balls in the previous game against Delhi Capitals, which UP lost.
Alyssa Healy, captain, has been consistent, scoring 242 runs in 8 matches at a strike rate of 139.88. Grace Harris, who smashed a stunning 72 off 41 balls in her last match, is another batter we expect to perform well in this crucial match.
On the bowling front, UP Warriorz will rely on Sophie Ecclestone to deliver once more. The left-arm spinner from England is by far their leading wicket-taker this season, with 14 wickets at an economy rate of 6.22. She and Deepti Sharma (9 wickets, 8.75 economy) will pose a challenge to the Mumbai batters.
Sophie Ecclestone, Deepti Sharma, Tahlia McGrath, Shabnim Ismail, Anjali Sarvani, Alyssa Healy (c), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Parshavi Chopra, Shweta Sehrawat, Soppadhandi Yashasri, Kiran Navgire, Grace Harris, Devika Vaidya, Lauren Bell, Laxmi Yadav, Simran Shaikh, Shivali Shinde
Players to watch out for:
The keeper-batter hit a six and four fours in the previous game and appears to be in good form ahead of this knockout match.
Despite appearing in only five of the eight group stage matches, the all-rounder has the highest average and the second highest strike rate among the top ten run scorers in the tournament.
The English spinner finished the group stage as the WPL’s top wicket taker. In the previous game, she defeated fellow England international Alice Capsey.
Possible Playing XI:
Devika Vaidya, Alyssa Healy (c & wk), Kiran Navgire, Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, Deepti Sharma, Sophie Ecclestone, Simran Shaikh, Parshavi Chopra, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Mumbai Indians Women vs UP Warriorz Top Team Batsmen
Our batting picks for the Mumbai Indians are Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Matthews, and Nat Sciver-Brunt. Sciver-Brunt leads the tournament with a top score of 55 not out and has contributed 200 runs. Over the last few years, Matthews has been a very consistent run scorer across all formats.
Alyssa Healy, Grace Harris, and Tahlia McGrath are our batting picks for the UP Warriorz. No other player in the WPL can match McGrath’s four half-centuries, including her 58 not out on Tuesday. Harris leads the tournament with a score of 72.
Mumbai Indians Women vs UP Warriorz Top Team Bowlers
For the Mumbai Indians, we recommend Amelia Kerr, Hayley Matthews, and Issy Wong with the ball. Wong took 2-26 against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday. Matthews has 12 wickets this tournament and has been a consistent wicket taker for the team.
Our bowling picks for UP Warriorz are Sophie Ecclestone, Deepti Sharma, and Rajeshwari Gayakwad. Gayakwad has seven wickets so far in the competition. Sharma took 2-35 against the Mumbai Indians less than a week before this Eliminator match at the DY Patil Stadium.
Mumbai Indians Women vs UP Warriorz Head to Head
This will be the third meeting between the Mumbai Indians and the UP Warriorz. Despite becoming the first team to defeat Mumbai Indians in Match 15, Mumbai Indians won the first match by five wickets.
Mumbai Indians Women vs UP Warriorz Head to Head Stats in T20s
Mumbai Indians Women vs UP Warriorz Toss Prediction
The team chasing has won the last seven WPL matches played at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy. It goes without saying that the team that wins the toss will bat first in this game.
Mumbai Indians Women vs UP Warriorz Pitch Report
In the WPL, the average first innings score at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy is 144. The Delhi Capitals Women defeated the UP Warriorz with a score of 211-4 at the venue. The pitch has slowed significantly since the start of the season, and scoring big runs will be difficult. The team batting first should aim for a total of 150-160 runs.
The pitch at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai is a true surface with something for both bowlers and batters. Seamers will appreciate the early movement on offer, as batting will be difficult. Spinners will benefit greatly from the wicket as well. However, it does tend to ease out as the game progresses, making batting easier. During the game, the weather in Mumbai will be clear but humid.
Mumbai Indians Women vs UP Warriorz Prediction
Both the Mumbai Indians Women and the UP Warriorz Women have a balanced lineup. However, Mumbai’s batting strength gives them the advantage. They bat deep and have a lot of batters in shape. They also have a lot of solid bowling options for this wicket. The Warriorz have at least three powerful, in-form batters who can shut down the opposition. However, we believe their bowling will let them down in this must-win game. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Mumbai Indians Women is the favourite to beat UP Warriorz at the odds of 1.55.
Mumbai Indians Women vs UP Warriorz Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Hayley Matthews is the Mumbai Indians’ leading run scorer, with 24 runs in their final group stage match. The opener is our pick to be the Mumbai Indians’ leading run scorer against the UP Warriorz.