Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers in WPL today: Smriti Mandhana will be in front of Harmanpreet Kaur; Know the possible playing-11 of both the teams
The fourth match of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) will be played today between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The match will take place at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai from 7:30 pm. Under the captaincy of Harmanpreet Kaur, Mumbai Indians won their first match against Gujarat. At the same time, Smriti Mandhana’s team Royal Challengers Bangalore had to start with a defeat against Delhi Capitals.
Mumbai did an all-round performance
Mumbai Indians defeated Gujarat Giants by a huge margin of 143 runs. Left-arm spinner Saika Ishaq and captain Harmanpreet Kaur performed well in this win on Saturday. Ishaq took 4 wickets in 3.1 overs while captain Harmanpreet Kaur registered her first fifty of the league. He played a fiery inning of 65 runs with the help of 14 fours at a strike rate of 216.66.
The Mumbai team is very balanced. All foreign players are world-class. Amelia Kerr, Natalie Sciver, and Heather Graham can change any game. India’s Pooja Vastrakar is the best among all-rounders.
RCB looking for the first win
Royal Challengers Bangalore lost by 60 runs in the first match against Delhi on Sunday. Bangalore’s bowling was disappointing. Delhi scored 223 runs losing only 2 wickets in 20 overs. In response, Bengaluru could only manage 163 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs.
The team neither took wickets on time nor could score enough runs. Chasing a target of 224 runs, none of the batters could do much for Bengaluru except Smriti Mandhana, Heather Knight, Meagan Shutt, and Ellyse Perry. Captain Smriti Mandhana scored the most (35) runs. Although there are many big names on the team, they will also have to perform in big matches.
The pitches at both the venues of WPL 2023 are high scoring. In the first two matches at the Brabourne Stadium, the batsmen have done well in the first innings. In both matches, the first innings score has been 200+. The batsmen have got an advantage in the first innings. The team winning the toss would like to bat first and put a big score on the board.
Possible playing XI of both the teams…
Mumbai Indians: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Natalie Sciver Brunt, Hayley Mathews, Pooja Vastrakar, Isabel Wong, Humaira Kazi, Amelia Kerr, Amanjot Kaur, Jintimani Kalita, and Saika Ishaq.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Smriti Mandhana (Captain), Sophie Devine, Disha Kasat, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Richa Ghosh, Kanika Ahuja, Asha Shobhana, Preeti Bose, Megan Schutt, and Renuka Singh.