MIW vs DCW Match Preview
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.
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.
The skies are expected to remain cloudy but there is no threat of rain and the temperature is likely to remain around 28 degrees.
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.
Alice Capsey’s Explosive Batting
It has been less than a year since Alice Capsey made her international T20 debut and has already made her mark in the team. She has scored 305 runs at an average of 25.58 and an explosive strike rate of 132.90.
There are no updates regarding injuries from either side.
MIW vs DCW Probable 11
MIW Playing 11
- Hayley Matthews
- Yastika Bhatia (Wk)
- Nat Sciver-Brunt
- Harmanpreet Kaur (C)
- Amelia Kerr
- Issy Wong
- Humaira Kazi
- Dhara Gujjar
- Jintimani Kalita
- Amanjot Kaur
- Saika Ishaque
DCW Playing 11
- Meg Lanning (C)
- Shafali Verma
- Jemimah Rodrigues
- Alice Capsey
- Taniya Bhatia (Wk)
- Jess Jonassen
- Marizanne Kapp
- Arundhati Reddy
- Radha Yadav
- Shikha Pandey
- Poonam Yadav
We are backing the Mumbai Indians to win this one. They have been the standout performers this season and have dominated the opposition in most matches. The team is well-balanced and the skipper has plenty of variations in the bowling as well as batting department.
Hayley Matthews: She has been in excellent all-round form, scoring 203 runs and picking up 11 wickets in the 6 matches so far. Seeing her numbers picking her up for any team is a no-brainer.
Nat Sciver-Brunt: Another all-round performer, Nat Sciver-Brunt is quite reliable to bat at the number-3 or number-4 position and can also chip in with the ball.
Shafali Verma: Shafali Verma has been a consistent opener for the Delhi Capital and has scored 187 runs at an average of 37.40. She can also hit the ball quite hard during the Powerplays and has a strike rate of 185.14.
MIW vs DCW Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: Y Bhatia
Batters: M Lanning, J Rodrigues, S Verma, H Kaur
All-rounders: M Kapp, H Matthews (C), N Sciver (VC), A Kerr
Bowlers: S Ishaque, I Wong