UPWW vs DCW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 21, 2023
With the group stage in the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League nearing its end, the UP Warriorz will face off against the Delhi Capitals for the last match before the Eliminator.
A superb batting performance by the top and middle order powered the Delhi Capitals Women to a 4-wicket win in their previous encounter and they will be hoping to get a similar outcome from this match too.
UPWW vs DCW Team Previews
UP Warriorz Women
With the Royal Challengers Bangalore mounting a late comeback, things were looking a bit dicey for the UP Warriorz about qualifying for the next round. However, they managed to hold on to their nerves and defeated the Gujarat Giants in their latest outing. The Warriorz now have an unassailable lead over RCB and have become the 3rd team to qualify for the playoffs.
While the Warriorz lacked well-known Indian faces and many had written them off at the start of the season, the overseas players have done a phenomenal job for the team. Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, and Alyssa Healy have batted brilliantly and the team will be looking up to them to keep batting similarly in the upcoming matches too. Local talents Devika Vaidya and Kiran Navgire have also chipped in on a couple of occasions to rescue the team. While the team lacks variety in the pace department, it has a big arsenal of spinners who have done an excellent job for the team.
Sophie Ecclestone has picked up 13 wickets so far and is the Purple Cap holder. She has received good support from Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma, who have picked up 16 wickets between them. Young Parshavi Chopra too has been impressive in the couple of Putin’s she has had so far and will play an important role going forward.
Given the form and balance of their players, the Warriorz have emerged as serious contenders for the title.
UP Warriorz Women Playing 11
Alyssa Healy, Kiran Navgire, Tahlia McGrath, Deepti Sharma, Soppadhandi Yashasri, Shweta Sehrawat, Simran Shaikh, Parshavi Chopra, Sophie Ecclestone, Anjali Sarwani, Shabnim Ismail.
Delhi Capitals Women
The Delhi Capitals have been one of the most consistent performers in this tournament and as a result, are at the top of the points table, thanks to a better NRR compared to that of the Mumbai Indians Women. A win here will give them a good chance of ending the group stage on a high and also a shot at directly making it to the finals.
Meg Lanning and Shafali Verma have performed consistently well for the team at the top of the order and have given the team some good starts throughout this season and the team will expect yet another good inning from them here. Alice Capsey and Jemimah Rodrigues have performed well in the middle order but the batting form of Jess Jonassen and Taniya Bhatia remains a bit of a concern.
Marizanne Kapp had a sedate start to the season but has gradually picked up form with the bat as well as the ball. Her bowling performance was instrumental in handing the Capitals a win against the Mumbai Indians during the last outing and helping them clinch the top spot. In addition to Kapp, the other seamers in the team.
Shikha Pandey and Tara Norris have bowled well too, while from the slower bowlers, only Jess Jonassen has been able to trouble the opposition batters.
Delhi Capitals Women Playing 11
Meg Lanning, Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Taniya Bhatia, Jess Jonassen, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav.
UPWW vs DCW Toss Prediction
4 of the last 6 matches played at the Brabourne Stadium have been won while chasing. We, therefore, think that the team winning the toss will 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 in Mumbai is good to bat on with an average first-inning score of around 160-170. The quicker bowlers are likely to struggle here, but the spinners will be able to extract some turn. With plenty of matches being played here during the last few weeks, the surface has slowed down a bit and there are plenty of rough spots to exploit.
The sky will remain clear with a temperature of around 28 degrees Celsius.
UPWW vs DCW Betting Tips
The Delhi Capitals have a lot of talent in their team and we expect them to prevail here. The fact that they defeated the Mumbai Indians in their previous encounter should give them plenty of confidence ahead of this match and they also have the added incentive of getting a direct path to the finals.
Bet on the Delhi Capitals Women to win here.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Meg Lanning is in excellent form this season and is also the Orange Cap holder with 271 runs. She has scored 271 runs at an average of 54.20 and was the top batter for the Capitals when they last faced the Warriorz. Seeing her current form, we are backing her to repeat that feat here.
Sophie Ecclestone is the top-ranked bowler in the latest ICC rankings in both, WODI as well as WT20. She has picked up 13 wickets this season, which makes her the highest wicket-taker in the tournament at this stage. She has been the top bowler for the Warriorz in 4 of the 7 matches they have played so far and we think she will be able to emulate that performance here too.
The opening pair of Meg Lanning and Shafali Verma is in excellent form this season and have given the team some good starts so far. They have put up over 49.5 runs in 4 of the 7 matches played so far, including the one against the Warriorz earlier this season and we are backing them to do so again here.