Capitals looking to catch up with Mumbai Indians for the top spot
- Delhi Capitals have won four out of five games but have a hard task catching up with the net run-rate of Mumbai Indians
- Gujarat Giants have won only one match out of five and need to win to stay in the playoffs race
Gujarat Giants take on Delhi Capitals in the match no. 14 of the WPL 2023 at Brabourne Stadium on Thursday, March 16. Delhi Capitals are in top form, winning four of their five games so far. They head into the match as heavy favourites with the odds of 1.40
Gujarat Giants suffered their fourth defeat of the season on Tuesday as the table-toppers Mumbai Indians hammered them by 55 runs. They have much greater odds of 2.62 to win this clash.
Spinners to have great time at Brabourne
The pitches at Brabourne Stadium have started to grip more and more as the tournament has progressed. The last few matches here have witnessed significant turn for the spinners, with run-scoring not as easy as it was in the early stage.
Our pick: Delhi Capitals have a batting unit that is in form and has been tested. They also have a good bowling attack. Back DC at 1.40 to win this one!
Delhi boasts of a batting line-up comprising Meg Lanning, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Alice Capsey and Jess Jonassen. The latter three also form a solid bowling unit alongside Shikha Pandey, Tara Norris and Radha Yadav.
The Giants have chopped and changed the playing XI throughout the competition but are yet to find the best combination. Ashleigh Gardner’s form with the bat has been a concern for them. Given the frequent batting collapses, they would be better served with both Sophia Dunkley and Laura Wolvaardt in the side.
Keep an eye on…
Alice Capsey has picked three wickets in the WPL and smashed 38 off 24 in the previous game against RCB. Capsey’s all-round value has increased as the pitches have become tricky.
Ash Gardner is coming off 3 for 34 in the last game versus Mumbai. She hasn’t fired with the bat yet but her all-round skill set means she’s always in the mix to impact the match.