The first match of the Women’s Premier League today: Opening ceremony from 6:25 pm; Know the possible playing-11 of Mumbai and Gujarat
The first season of the historic Women’s Premier League (WPL) begins today. The first match will be played between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Giants at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai from 8 pm. Before that, the opening ceremony will also start at DY Patil Stadium at 6:25 pm.
Many Bollywood stars will be seen performing in the opening ceremony. In the next story, we will learn about the opening ceremony. Along with this, we will also see the possible playing-11, top players, pitch report, and weather conditions of Gujarat and Mumbai teams…
Kriti Sanon and Kiara Advani will perform
This is the first season of WPL. Before the first match of the season, there will be an opening ceremony of about one to one and a half hours. The ceremony will start at 5:30 pm at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. In this, Bollywood actresses Kriti Sanon and Kiara Advani will be seen performing. Hip-hop singer AP Dhillon will also perform.
Apart from these, the trailer of WPL’s anthem ‘Yeh To Bas Bharti Hai’ has been released. 6 singers including Shankar Mahadevan, Harshdeep Kaur and Neeti Mohan will release the full anthem during the opening ceremony itself.
Toss will be at 7.30
There will be a match between Gujarat Giants and Mumbai Indians at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. Half an hour after the toss at 7.30 pm, the first ball of the match will be bowled at 8 pm. Mumbai will be captained by Harmanpreet Kaur while Beth Mooney is the captain of Gujarat.
So far 2 Women’s T20 International matches have been played at DY Patil Stadium. The teams batting once first and once second won the matches. Here the biggest score in the first innings is 187 runs in the name of Australia. Australia has also chased the biggest score of 173 runs here. In such a situation, a lot of runs will be seen on the pitch.
The temperature in Mumbai will be between 27 to 35 degree Celsius on Saturday. There will be no rain and the night temperature will be between 29 to 31 degrees. Light dew is expected after 9 pm. In such a situation, later the bowling teams will find it difficult to catch the ball.
Players like Harman, Sewer, and Kerr in Mumbai
Mumbai stars Harmanpreet Kaur besides big names like Chloe Tryon, Amelia Kerr, Natalie Sciver, and Pooja Vastrakar. There are good foreign players in the team, but due to the lack of domestic players, there are problems in making a balanced playing-11.
Ashley Gardner is present in Gujarat
Women’s T20 World Cup player of the tournament Ashley Gardner and player of the final Beth Mooney is in Gujarat. Mooney is the captain of the team and the team also has top-class all-rounders like Georgia Wareheim, Sneh Rana, Annabel Sutherland, Kim Garth, Manasi Joshi and Harleen Deol.
Gujarat team’s senior player Diandra Dottin out
Ahead of their first match against Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Giants have suffered a major setback. West Indies batsman Deandra Dottin has been ruled out of the tournament due to a medical problem. Dottin has scored 2697 runs in 127 T20 Internationals. However, the Gujarat team management has replaced him with Australian all-rounder Kim Garth.
See here the possible playing-11 of both the teams…
Mumbai Indians: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Hayley Mathews/Chloe Tryon, Amelia Kerr, Heather Graham, Natalie Sever Brunt, Pooja Vastrakar, Amanjot Kaur, Saika Ishaka, Neelam Bisht and Sonam Yadav.
Gujarat Giants: Beth Mooney (c), Sophia Dunkley, Kim Garth/Annabel Sutherland, Harleen Deol, Ashley Gardner, Sushma Verma (wk), Tanuja Kanwar, Sneh Rana, Manasi Joshi, Monika Patel, and Dayalan Hemlata.
Mumbai Indians: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Hayley Mathews, Chloe Tryon, Amelia Kerr, Heather Graham, Natalie Sciver Brunt, Pooja Vastrakar, Amanjot Kaur, Saika Ishaka, Neelam Bisht, Sonam Yadav, Priyanka Bala, Dhara Gujjar, Isabel Wong, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, and Neelam Bisht.
Gujarat Giants: Beth Mooney (c), Sophia Dunkley, Kim Garth, Annabel Sutherland, Harleen Deol, Ashley Gardner, Sushma Verma (wk), Tanuja Kanwar, Sneh Rana, Manasi Joshi, Monika Patel, Dayalan Hemlata, Parunika Sisodia, Shabnam Shakeel, Georgia Wareheim, Ashwani Kumari, Sabbineni Meghna, and Hurley Gala.