Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals have met before in TATA Women’s Premier League. It was a pretty picture for Harmanpreet Kaur-led Mumbai Indian, with the team clinching the 8-wicket victory in 15 overs, having chased the target of 106 square & fair. Delhi Capitals had to leave their inning with 2 overs remaining after MI bowlers displayed the perfect length and spin on the pitch of DY Patil Stadium.
The venue is going to be the same, and so will the teams. Meg Lanning has a chance to complete her half-century, considering she finds a way to fool Saika Ishaque instead of giving her a wicket for the second time. Lanning is second on the list of orange cap contenders with 6 innings and a total of 239 runs at an average of 47.8.
DC skipper has what it takes to get set on the deteriorated pitch. The second leg is crucial for DC if they truly want to cement their position in the playoff. MI has already done that by winning 5 consecutive matches and accumulating 10 points on the leaderboard. The only match MI has lost so far is against UPW on March 18, 2023.
Kaur has led the team with all her capabilities, including the wonderful batting performance to put up 205 runs in 5 innings at an average of 68.33. Her strike rate of 166.67 is worth chasing by the competitors. Sophie Devine has done that to be in the top position for the orange cap. Now, RCB has a very long shot in the WPL to make it to the playoffs. More on that later.
After Meg Lanning, it is Harmanpreet Kaur all the way to be one of the best batters in today’s WPL fixture.
Hayley Matthews was acquired for a base price of ₹40 lakhs. Return on the acquisition has been strategically important for MI. Kaur knows the value of her contribution as well. Fans adore Hayley for hitting power shots in the previous match. Even though those efforts could not be capitalized, MI was able to set up a target of 128 with the courtesy of their second-best scorer that day.
She is 2 runs away from surpassing the MI skipper. A total of 203 runs have been accumulated by the MI opener in 6 innings at an average of 40.6.MI vs. DC was an interest even the last time both teams met. Don’t expect things to be any less than that this time because there are a lot of rides on it for both teams. Some of the best betting sites for cricket are leaning heavily on MI, and for the right reasons, one can assume. DC has lost two matches, while MI has lost just a single match.
Call it a bad day, but MI looks to go strong, according to the community of sports enthusiasts. It could be another bad day for MI, but that is something that only time will. The team to bat later will know the target, and hence, they are likely to chase better on Dr. DY Patil Stadium’s pitch.