MIW vs UPWW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 24, 2023
We are now done and dusted with the group stages of the Women’s Premier League and onto the Eliminator, as the UP Warriorz face off against the Mumbai Indians Women for a spot in Sunday’s Final against the Delhi Capitals Women.
A look at the odds being offered by some of the reputed cricket betting sites suggests that the Mumbai Indians have an edge over their opponents. However, the Warriorz will not let them have an easy time in the middle.
MIW vs UPWW Team Previews
Mumbai Indians Women
The Mumbai Indians Women were cruising along right from the start of the season as they won each of their first 5 games and seemed right on track to finish at the top of the points table. However, back-to-back losses in matches against the Warriorz and the Delhi Capitals threw a spanner in the works and the team had to settle for a second-place finish.
The top order has done an excellent job for the Mumbai Indians as Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia, and Nat Sciver-Brunt are all in good form and the team will bank on them to give another good start here. Harmanpreet Kaur has been very consistent in the middle order as she has scored 3 half-centuries in 7 innings so far.
One of the biggest strengths of the Mumbai Indians is that they have a lot of depth in their batting. Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, and Amanjot Kaur can all use the willow to good effect and will play an important role here if the top order fails. The Mumbai Indians Women have 3 of the top-4 highest wicket-takers of the tournament, which talks volumes about the discipline shown by their bowling line-up.
Hayley Matthews, Amelia Kerr, and Saika Ishaque make up a formidable spin attack and have picked up a whopping 38 wickets between them. The pace attack is pretty well-balanced too, with Issy Wong and Nat Sciver-Brunt leading the charge with the new ball. The Mumbai Indians undoubtedly have one of the most balanced sides in the tournament.
Mumbai Indians Women Playing 11
Yastika Bhatia, Hayley Matthews, Natalie Sciver, Harmanpreet Kaur, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Nakul Kalita, Saiqa Ishaque.
UP Warriorz Women
The Warriorz haven’t been consistent with their performances during the group stages, but they have done enough to claim the 3rd spot on the points table.Skipper Alyssa Healy has been brilliant at the top of the order but has struggled to find a good opening partner to support her. The team has shuffled with Devika Vaidya and Shweta Sehrawat in the opening role but none have managed to put up a good show.
Tahlia McGrath, who is the top-ranked batter in Women’s T20 cricket, has put up a stellar show so far, scoring 4 half-centuries in 7 innings and is 2nd on the list of top run-getters for the season. Kiran Navgire was sent in at number 5 during the last match, but in our view, the team needs to send her a bit earlier so that she gets time to settle in.
Grace Harris has been a consistent performer with the bat and also provides another bowling option to the team, but for some reason, she has been in and out of the team. The Warriorz will once again rely on their spinners to put up a good show here. Sophie Ecclestone is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 14 wickets and has been well supported by Deepti Sharma and Rajeshwari Gayakwad.
The young Parshavi Chopra bowled well in her debut match and has a promising career ahead of her. Anjali Sarvani has struggled a bit and the team will likely add Shabmim Ismail to add extra bite to their pace attack.
UP Warriorz Women Playing 11
Alyssa Healy, Kiran Navgire, Tahlia McGrath, Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shweta Sehrawat, Simran Shaikh, Grace Harris, Sophie Ecclestone, Anjali Sarwani, Parshavi Chopra.
MIW vs UPWW Toss Prediction
Each of the last 7 matches played at the DY Patil Sports Academy has been won by the chasing team. We, therefore, think that the winner of the toss will likely 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 pitch has slowed down since the start of the season and isn’t the easiest to bat on. The batters will need to settle in before they can start playing their shots. Anything over 160 can be tricky to chase here. As the pitch has slowed down, the ball tends to grip the surface and will help the spinners extract some turn.
The weather is expected to remain clear with temperatures in the evening below the 30-degree mark.
MIW vs UPWW Betting Tips
While Mumbai has faltered a bit during the last few matches, they have the quality and the temperament to overcome this low phase. The team’s biggest strength lies in the form of its quality players in all departments who can contribute at any stage of the game to turn things around.
On the other hand, the success of the Warriorz is dependent on the brilliance of a few individual performers.
Bet on the Mumbai Indians Women to win.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Tahlia McGrath has been the most consistent performer with the bat for the UP Warriorz this season and has scored 4 half-centuries in 7 innings so far. She has an average of 59.00 and has made a score of 50 and 38 in the two matches against the Mumbai Indians. Looking at her form, we are backing her to score over 23.5 runs in this match.
Sophie Ecclestone is the leading wicket-taker in this tournament with 14 wickets. She has taken 4 wickets in the 2 matches against Mumbai this season and was the top bowler for the Warriorz in their previous head-to-head contest. With the pitch at the DY Patil Stadium quite helpful to the spinners, we are backing her to be the top bowler for the Warriorz in this match.
The opening pair of Yastika Bhatia and Hayley Matthews is in excellent form this season and are both quite aggressive during the Powerplays which is why we are recommending an Over bet here.