RCB’s women’s squad is not doing well in the TATA Women’s Premier League. The side has lost all its three matches consecutively, and they are now on a losing streak of 3 for 3, which could extend to 4 on 4. UPW, on the other hand, has a chance to bounce back from the previous defeat that was against Delhi Capitals.
RCB is ranked the lowest of all the five teams, having lost all their matches right from the beginning. First, DC restricted their opponent to 163, then MI chased down the target of 155 with a lot of ease, and finally, Giants retained the dominance with an 11-run win. Sophie Devine looked to bring home the victory with 66 off 45 balls with an SR 146.67. Gardner set a milestone with her three wickets and a catch of Devine that ultimately put RCB in the back seat.
Mandhana has a lot to catch up with, considering she is one of the best batters along with Harmanpreet Kaur. WPL has been going the way she, or the fans never dreamt about.
The last loss was against the Giants, where a total of 201 was set on the scoreboard for RCB to chase in 120 balls. Mandhana fell short by 18 runs; however, Devine put up a brave show with 66 off 45 balls. Ellyse Perry has surely played some football, but she is widely famous for her cricketing skills. Her athletic attitude brought RCB closer to the target, but an SR of 128.0 ended up landing the team on the other side.
Bowling is something that fans would not appreciate, let alone the captain themselves. Shreyanka Patil and Heather Knight took two important wickets each. More contribution needs to come from other bowlers.
UPW-W is on the 3rd spot of the list, having lost their previous match and won only the first match. They would be playing their third match of the tournament following the one where they were unable to reach the target of 211 set by DC after losing four wickets. UPW lost five wickets for a total of 169 in the innings. Tahlina McGrath ran out of time; otherwise, a display of 180 strike rate could have surely brought home the win. Ten short for a century, fans are hoping that she completes that incomplete task against RCB.
RCB last played at Brabourne Stadium against Giants and lost the match. The Giants had challenged them to chase 201 runs.
Pitch can act differently this time. RCB is looking to break the losing streak, while UPW is looking to bounce back from the previous loss. It seems that betting on cricket for this match will be tough for betting enthusiasts.
Still, if one has to choose a team, then the inclination will be toward UPW. Renuka Singh is yet to shine, probably keeping the side on the double-edged sword.