DCW vs MIW Match Preview
Meg Lanning, who recently led the Australian national team to the Women’s T20 World Cup win, has once again done an excellent job here as a captain. She has led her team from the front and is the leading run-getter in this tournament so far.
She has been supported well by Shafali Verma at the top of the order and together, the duo has given the team some solid starts. Jemimah Rodrigues has played well in patches but the team will need a special effort from her here. Marizanne Kapp and Alice Capsey are two all-rounders in the team, who have performed well with the bat as well as the ball. However, the Capitals have a long tail, which can be a bit of a problem, especially if the top order fails.
They have a strong pace attack in the form of Marizanne Kapp, Shikha Pandey, and Capsey, and will depend on them to take on the strong batting line-up of Mumbai Indians.
The Mumbai Indians brought out their A-game in the Eliminator as they decimated the UP Warriorz by 72 runs. Nat Sciver-Brunt scored an unbeaten half-century to help her team put up a mammoth target of 183 runs, while Issy Wong claimed the first hattrick in WPL to derail the Warriorz’s chase. Just like the Delhi Capitals, the Mumbai Indians have a strong batting line-up.
Hayley Matthews and Yastika Bhatia have been excellent as an opening pair, while Nat Sciver-Brunt and Harmanpreet Kaur have hardly had an off day in the field. However, unlike the Capitals, the Indians have a lot of depth in their batting as Pooja Vastrakar, Amelia Kerr, and Issy Wong can all use the willow to good effect.
The bowling department has performed equally well for the team, as 4 of the top-5 bowlers in the tournament belong to the Mumbai Indians.
The weather will remain clear with temperatures below 30 degrees Celsius.
The Brabourne Stadium has a flat pitch which is good to bat on. The bounce is good and the wicket remains consistent throughout the match. The average first-inning score here is around 160, but the strategy will be to get close to 200 runs while batting first and putting the opposition under pressure. While the quicker bowlers hardly get any movement, the spinners will have some assistance.
Marizanne Kapp’s Excellent Bowling
Marizanne Kapp has been very consistent with the ball this season. She has picked up 9 wickets in 8 matches so far and has been very economical too, giving away just 5.75 runs per over.
There are no updates regarding injuries from either side.
DCW vs MIW Probable 11
DCW Playing 11
- Meg Lanning (C)
- Shafali Verma
- Taniya Bhatia (Wk)
- Alice Capsey
- Jemimah Rodrigues
- Marizanne Kapp
- Jess Jonassen
- Radha Yadav
- Shikha Pandey
- Arundhati Reddy
- Poonam Yadav
MIW Playing 11
- Hayley Matthews
- Yastika Bhatia (Wk)
- Nat Sciver-Brunt
- Harmanpreet Kaur (C)
- Pooja Vastrakar
- Amelia Kerr
- Issy Wong
- Saika Ishaque
- Jintimani Kalita
- Humaira Kazi
- Amanjot Kaur
We are backing the Mumbai Indians Women to win this match. They will be battle-ready after scoring a huge win over the UP Warriorz in the Eliminator and will be eager to build on the momentum. In the meanwhile, the Delhi Capitals have had a break of 4 days which might make them a bit rusty. Also, the Mumbai Indians appear to be a bit stronger in player-to-player comparison.
Hayley Matthews: Hayley Matthews has been excellent with the bat as well as the ball this season. She has scored 258 runs at a strike rate of 127.09 and has also picked up 13 wickets.
Nat Sciver-Brunt: Nat Sciver-Brunt is in sublime form this season and is the top run-getter for the Mumbai Indians with 272 runs and has also picked up 10 wickets.
Shafali Verma: Shafali Verma is an explosive batter at the top of the order. She has scored 241 runs in 8 innings at a blistering strike rate of 182.57.
DCW vs MIW Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: Y Bhatia
Batters: M Lanning, H Kaur, S Verma
All-rounders: H Matthews, N Sciver (C), M Kapp (VC), A Kerr, A Capsey
Bowlers: I Wong, S Ishaque