RCB women look to end a disappointing campaign on a high
- RCB women lost the opening five matches before winning two in a row but their playoff challenge has ended.
- Mumbai Indians have had a contrasting season and need to win this fixture by good margin to reach the final.
The 19th match of the WPL 2023 will witness Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore go head to head at Dr DY Patil Stadium on Tuesday, March 21. Harmanpreet Kaur’s MI remain favourites with the odds of 1.61
RCB’s campaign has come to an end with no possibility of making it to the playoffs. They have lost five out of seven matches. Although they’re coming off back to back wins, RCB have greater odds of winning this match at 2.12
The Final berth scenario
Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals are vying for the direct entry into the final. Both teams have 10 points with DC’s net run-rate reading 1.978 compared to MI’s 1.725. Mumbai not only need to win this match but also keep an eye on the evening fixture. They can reach the final even if they lose if Delhi loses by a much bigger margin.
Our Pick: MI have an in-form and significantly stronger bowling unit. We predict Mumbai Indians to win the match at 1.61 odds.
RCB chased down 189 versus Gujarat Giants in the previous game with 27 balls to spare. Sophie Devine put on an absolute exhibition of batting, smashing 99 off just 36 balls. They’d be hoping for another explosive batting performance.
Mumbai Indians tested their own medicine in the previous game as Delhi Capitals pummelled them by nine wickets and 11 overs to spare. Their batting unit has failed miserably in the last few games and will need a better performance from their seniors.
Keep an eye on…
Sophie Devine was sensational in the previous game, blasting 99 runs in just 36 balls. Devine has scored 266 runs in the tournament at an average of 38 while striking at 175.
Hayley Matthews had an outstanding first half of the season but has had a couple of bad games. She has scored 208 runs at 35 average and 130 strike rate while picking 12 wickets.