Mumbai and Delhi have registered two wins in two so far in the tournament
- Mumbai’s batting might could be tested
- Delhi will need the bowlers to step up
Mumbai Indians are armed with one of the strongest teams in the competition and could pose a huge challenge to Delhi when the two teams meet in the WPL. Mumbai’s batting depth could once again be in the spotlight against a slightly weaker, albeit pretty good, Delhi bowling lineup. Mumbai have odds of 1.80 to beat Gujarat Giants.
Delhi, on the other hand, have been benefitted by quality batting from their top-order, but have chinks in their armour, particularly when it comes to their bowling attack. Against a strong Mumbai batting line-up, Delhi will need their spinners, especially, to produce the goods. They have odds of 1.98 to win the match.
The clash of two batting teams
While Delhi have troubles in the bowling attack, Mumbai are no different too with their bowling group not too fully rounded. These are two batting-heavy teams going up against each other on a flat wicket and it could simply come down to who bats better.
Mumbai have had solid knocks from Hayley Matthews, Amelia Kerr, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur and glimpses of brilliance from Yastika Bhatia. Delhi, on the other hand, have been a touch reliant on Meg Lanning with the likes of Marizanne Kapp and Alice Capsey yet to come to the party. Jemimah Rodrigues has looked in good touch and could possibly be promoted to No.3.
Our pick: MI have the strongest batting unit and are up against a weak bowling line-up. Back MI at 1.80 to win this one!
Keep an eye out for how Delhi use Marizanne Kapp too, with the all-rounder showing her power game in the first match. She could well be used in the finisher role with Jemimah moving up the order.
Keep an eye on…
Hayley Matthews has been in outstanding form and contributed with bat and ball in both matches. Expect her to have another good game.
Jemimah Rodrigues has been fearless with her batting and should she get a promotion, could really test Mumbai’s bowling depth on a flat track.