GGW vs UPWW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 20, 2023
The Gujarat Giants will be playing for pride as they take on the UP Warriorz for their last match in the group stages in this inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League. The match will be played on Monday at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
In their previous head-to-head encounter, the Gujarat Giants lost to the UP Warriorz by 3 wickets. However, they will be looking to turn things around in this match.
GGW vs UPWW Team Previews
Gujarat Giants Women
The Gujarat Giants have a strong team, at least on paper but they have failed to convert that talent into on-field performance. As a result, the Giants have managed to win just 2 of the 7 matches they have played so far and are languishing at the bottom of the table. They have the worst NRR (-2.511) among all the teams and even if they win here, it is highly unlikely that they will make it to the top 3.
The team will depend on Laura Wolvaardt and Sophia Dunkley to give them a good start here. Wolvaardt, who was brought in as a replacement for an injured Beth Mooney, has been very impressive, scoring 2 half-centuries in the 3 matches she has played so far. Harleen Deol has been quite reliable in the middle order but has received little support from the other batters around her.
S Meghana, D Hemalatha, and Sushma Verma have all been underwhelming, to say the least. All-rounder Ashleigh Gardner has batted well in patches and has bowled well, picking up 9 wickets so far. However, the specialist spinners in the team, Sneh Rana and Tanuja Kanwar haven’t bowled to their full potential. Kim Garth will once again lead the pace attack but she has lacked support from the other end.
Gujarat Giants Women Playing 11
Sophia Dunkley, Laura Wolvaardt, Ashleigh Gardner, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harleen Deol, Ashwani Kumari, Sushma Verma, Kim Garth, Sneh Rana, Tanuja Kanwar, Monica Patel.
UP Warriorz Women
The UP Warriorz haven’t been in the best of forms but have done enough to hold on to the 3rd spot in the points table. They lead the Royal Challengers and the Gujarat Giants by 2 points and a win here will guarantee them a spot in the next stage.
The Warriorz will enter this contest with a lot of confidence as they became the first team to stop the Mumbai Indians juggernaut, defeating them by 5 wickets. The Warriorz had splurged on quality overseas players during the auction and they have delivered the goods.
Alyssa Healy and Tahlia McGrath are the top 2 run-getters for the team and the Warriorz will be counting on them to put up another good performance here. Grace Harris has played well lower down the order and along with Deepti Sharma, adds depth to the batting. While the Warriorz lacks the bite in their pace attack, they have a solid line-up of slower bowlers.
Sophie Ecclestone, who is the top bowler in Women’s white-ball cricket, has picked up 12 wickets and is the joint-highest wicket-taker of the tournament. Deepti Sharma has bowled well, taking 9 wickets. Overall, the Warriorz have a well-balanced squad that is quite capable of taking on the Giants.
UP Warriorz Women Playing 11
Alyssa Healy, Devika Vaidya, Tahlia McGrath, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris, Simran Shaikh, Kiran Navgire, Parshavi Chopra, Sophie Ecclestone, Anjali Sarwani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad.
GGW vs UPWW Toss Prediction
The winner of the toss is likely to bowl first here.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The Brabourne Stadium offers a good surface to bat on, thanks to the good bounce it offers. The average first-inning score here is around 160, which is a par score. The quicker bowlers are likely to struggle here but the spinners will get some turn. The weather is expected to remain cloudy with temperatures of below 30 degrees Celsius.
GGW vs UPWW Betting Tips
We think the UP Warriorz have a very good chance of coming out the winners in this WPL 2023 contest. They have a strong batting lineup with more players in form. The Gujarat Giants have a lot of things to consider while taking on the Gujarat Giants as well.
Bet on the UP Warriorz to win.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Sophie Ecclestone is in excellent form this season and is the joint-highest wicket-taker of the tournament. She has been the top bowler for the Warriorz in 4 of their 6 matches so far, including the reverse fixture against the Giants. Seeing her form, we are backing her to be the top bowler here.
Harleen Deol is the most consistent performer with the bat for Gujarat Giants this season. She has scored a total of 198 runs and has scored over 16.5 runs in 5 of her last 6 innings. Therefore, the only way to bet here is Over.
Laura Wolvaardt has scored half-centuries in both her last outings for the Gujarat Giants and was the top batter for the team in both those games. With the rest of the batters in the team not playing up to their full potential, we think it’s very likely that Wolvaardt will once again become the top batter in this game.