MIW vs DCW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 20, 2023
The Delhi Capitals Women will be looking to seal a spot in the next stage as they take on the Mumbai Indians Women on Monday at the DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai.
The Capitals were decimated by the Mumbai Indians in their previous encounter, thanks to a brilliant bowling attack by Hayley Matthews, Issy Wong, and Saika Ishaque. However, with a spot in the playoffs on the line, the Capitals will give their 100% to win this game.
MIW vs DCW Team Previews
Mumbai Indians Women
The Mumbai Indians Women have been the standout performers this season, winning each of their first 5 matches, and are the first to qualify for the next round. However, the team tasted their first defeat during their last outing, where they were overpowered by the UP Warriorz.
Just like their opponents, the Mumbai Indians have a strong batting line-up, with most of their batters in good form. Harmanpreet Kaur has been brilliant this season and has scored 3 half-centuries in her 6 innings. She has been ably aided by Nat Sciver-Brunt and Yastika Bhatia, who have rarely failed to score runs.
It is however Hayley Matthews who has garnered the most appreciation, and rightly so, for her all-round performance. She has scored 203 runs so far and has also picked up 11 wickets. The bowling has been one of the highlights of Mumbai’s performances this season, with 3 of the team’s bowlers featuring on the list of top-4 wicket-takers of the tournament.
The presence of all-rounders including Matthews, Sciver-Brunt, and Amelia Kerr gives the team a lot of versatility and captain Harmanpreet will be banking on them to put up another match-winning performance here. In addition to the spinners, the quicker bowlers have done a good job too, with Issy Wong and Sciver-Brunt picking up 13 wickets between them.
Mumbai Indians Women Playing 11
Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia, Natalie Sciver, Harmanpreet Kaur, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Humaira Kazi, Amanjot Kaur, Saiqa Ishaque, Jintimani Nakul Kalita.
Delhi Capitals Women
Despite suffering a shock loss against the Gujarat Giants in their last outing, the Delhi Capitals Women are currently 2nd on the points table with 8 points, and they lead the Warriorz as well as the Giants by 4 points. A win here for them will ensure that there are no hiccups in their journey to the next stage as they have an excellent NRR of (+1.431).
Meg Lanning has led her team from the front, scoring 2 half-centuries and a total of 239 runs, and is the Purple Cap holder at this stage of the season. Along with an equally consistent Shafali Verma, Lanning has given her team some brilliant starts that have been the key to the Capitals’ success in the tournament.
Alice Capsey and Jemimah Rodrigues have stepped in wherever the need arose and has lent stability to the middle order, while the presence of Marizanne Kapp lends depth to the batting. However, the all-rounder hasn’t been consistent with the bat and has failed to give the late flourish at times.
The seamers have done a good job for the Capitals so far, with Marizanne Kapp, Shikha Pandey, and Tara Norris picking up 22 wickets between them. However, the two specialist spinners, Radha Yadav and Jess Jonassen have lacked consistency.
The Delhi Capitals will need a more disciplined bowling attack if they want to win here.
Delhi Capitals Women Playing 11
Meg Lanning, Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Jess Jonassen, Taniya Bhatia, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav.
MIW vs DCW Toss Prediction
6 of the last 7 matches played on this ground have been won while chasing. We, therefore, think that the winner of the toss is likely to opt 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 surface at the DY Patil Stadium is a balanced one that offers consistent bounce. The batters will be able to play their shots and there is almost no swing in the air. The average first-inning score here is around 150. Since the ground has hosted quite a few matches in the last couple of weeks, the pitch has slowed down a bit and there are some rough spots, that will be helpful to the spinners.
The skies are expected to remain cloudy but there is no threat of rain and the temperature is likely to remain around 28 degrees.
MIW vs DCW Betting Tips
While the Mumbai Indians did falter in their last match, that shouldn’t affect their confidence much. They have a well-balanced side with plenty of match-winners. While the Capitals have a strong batting line-up, they lack a bit in the bowling department and that might be the key differentiator here.
Bet on the Mumbai Indians Women to win.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Harmanpreet Kaur is in excellent form and is third on the list of top run-getters this season. She has scored 3 half-centuries so far and was the top batter for the team in 2 of their last 3 matches. Seeing her excellent form, we are backing her to once again emerge as the top batter of the Indians.
The openers for the Mumbai Indians Women, Yastika Bhatia, and Hayley Matthews have done an excellent job so far. They have put up a partnership of 30 runs or more in 4 of the last 5 matches and we are backing them to put up another big one here.
Meg Lanning is the leading scorer in the tournament so far and has scored 2 half-centuries in her journey to 239 runs. She was the top-scorer for the Capitals in their earlier encounter against the Mumbai Indians with 43 runs, and we think she might play another big inning here.