MIW vs UPWW Match Preview
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.
kipper 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 weather is expected to remain clear with temperatures in the evening below the 30-degree mark.
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.
Harmanpreet Kaur’s Consistent Batting
Harmanpreet Kaur has been a reliable performer for the Mumbai Indians in the middle order. She has scored a total of 230 runs at an average of 149.35 and has also scored 3 half-centuries.
There are no reports of injuries from either side.
MIW vs UPWW Probable 11
MIW Playing 11
- Hayley Matthews
- Yastika Bhatia (Wk)
- Nat Sciver-Brunt
- Amelia Kerr
- Harmanpreet Kaur (C)
- Jintimani Kalita
- Humaira Kazi
- Issy Wong
- Amanjot Kaur
- Pooja Vastrakar
- Saika Ishaque
UPWW Playing 11
- Shweta Sehrawat
- Alyssa Healy (C)
- Tahlia McGrath
- Kiran Navgire
- Deepti Sharma
- Simran Shaikh
- Sophie Ecclestone
- Parshavi Chopra
- Shabnim Ismail
- Anjali Sarvani
- S Yashasri
We are backing the Mumbai Indians to win this match. They have been more consistent of the two sides and have some quality all-rounders who are in good form. The team also has a better balance in their bowling line-up, which can be a key differentiator here.
Nat Sciver-Brunt: Nat Sciver-Brunt has put up an excellent show with the bat as well as the ball this season. She has scored 200 runs at an average of 40.00 and has also picked up 9 wickets.
Amelia Kerr: Amelia Kerr has picked up 13 wickets so far and has a miserly economy rate of 6.54 runs per over. She is also quite handy with the bat and has scored 106 runs in 5 innings.
Alyssa Healy: Healy has led her team from the front and has scored 242 runs at an average of 34.57. She is also quite sharp behind the stumps and has affected 5 dismissals so far.
MIW vs UPWW Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: A Healy, Y Bhatia
Batters: H Kaur, T McGrath
All-rounders: H Matthews (C), N Sciver (VC), A Kerr, D Sharma
Bowlers: S Ecclestone, S Ishaque, I Wong