GGW vs UPWW Match Preview

The Gujarat Giants 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.

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.

Weather Report

The weather is expected to remain cloudy with temperatures of below 30 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

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.

Notable stats

Deepti Sharma’s All-Round Performance

Deepti Sharma made her white-ball debut for the Indian team at quite a young age and over the years she has emerged to be a reliable all-rounder. She has scored 941 runs at an average of 25.43 and has also picked up 102 wickets.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


GGW vs UPWW Probable 11

GGW Playing 11

  • Sophia Dunkley
  • Laura Wolvaardt
  • Harleen Deol
  • Sneh Rana (C)
  • Ashleigh Gardner
  • D Hemalatha
  • S Meghana
  • Sushma Verma (Wk)
  • Kim Garth
  • Tanuja Kanwar
  • Ashwani Kumari

UPWW Playing 11

  • Alyssa Healy (C)
  • Devika Vaidya
  • Tahlia McGrath
  • Kiran Navgire
  • Grace Harris
  • Sophie Ecclestone
  • Deepti Sharma
  • Simran Shaikh
  • Anjali Sarvani
  • Parshavi Chopra
  • Rajeshwari Gayakwad
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the UP Warriorz to win this match. They have a stronger batting line-up compared to the Gujarat Giants and their top-order batters, including Tahlia McGrath and Alyssa Healy, are in good form. The Warriorz also have some quality spinners, something which the Giants are sorely lacking. 


Top Picks

Ashleigh Gardner: Ashleigh Gardner has been quite effective with her off-breaks and is the leading wicket-taker for the Giants with 9 wickets. She has also done a decent job with the bat, scoring 144 runs at a strike rate of 137.14.

Alyssa Healy: Alyssa Healy has batted well this season and has scored 194 runs at an impressive strike rate of 148.09. She has scored 2 half-centuries this season and she is likely to play another big inning here, against a mediocre bowling unit.

Sophie Ecclestone: Sophie Ecclestone has picked up 12 wickets in 6 matches and is the joint-highest wicket-taker this season. She also has a miserly economy rate of 6.12 and a bowling strike rate of 11.7, which makes her selection a no-brainer. 

GGW vs UPWW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: A Healy

Batters: L Wolvaardt, G Harris, H Deol

All-rounders: A Gardner (C), T McGrath, D Sharma, K Garth, S Rana

Bowlers: S Ecclestone (VC), R Gayakwad

GGW vs UPWW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction