Can UP Warriorz carry momentum from RCB annihilation?
- UP Warriorz obliterated RCB women by 10 wickets on Friday, registering second win in three games
- Mumbai Indians Women have been unbeaten so far, winning all three games in a comprehensive manner
UP Warriorz take on Mumbai Indians in match no. 10 of the WPL 2023 at Brabourne Stadium on Sunday, March 12. Mumbai Indians, who are unbeaten in the tournament so far and have hammered their opponents, head into this clash as favourites with the odds of 1.67
UP Warriorz bounced back quickly from their defeat against Delhi Capitals and smashed RCB by 10 wickets. Despite that dominant win, they will be underdogs in this game with the odds of 2.10
Brabourne Stadium – a graveyard for bowlers
Two of the four matches played at Brabourne Stadium in the WPL have witnessed scores above 200. The other two games saw the team batting second chase down the target with absolute ease. Both MI and UPW have some quality bowlers but can they stem the runflow.
Our pick: Mumbai Indians boasts of a destructive batting unit and a much more rounded bowling attack than the Warriorz. We predict Mumbai Indians to win the match at 1.67
Hayley Matthews, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur and Amelia Kerr form a solid batting line-up for MI. The bowling attack has great variety and their weakest link pre-tournament – left arm spin has turned out to be the biggest plus with Saika Ishaque.
UP Warriorz will rely on their spin trio of Sophie Ecclestone, Deepti Sharma and Rajeshwari Gayakwad to put brakes on Mumbai’s batting. Alyssa Healy, Tahlia McGrath and Grace Harris remain crucial in the batting department.
Keep an eye on…
Hayley Matthews is relishing her time with Mumbai Indians, scoring 156 runs at an average of 78 while striking at a terrific 156. Matthews is also coming off back to back three-wicket hauls with her off-spin bowling.
Alyssa Healy is one of those players if you don’t get early, they will destroy bowling attacks. She did just that against RCB, blasting an unbeaten 96 off 47 balls. She holds the key versus Mumbai’s bowling attack.