March 17, 2023, is a day off for the TATA Women’s Premier League. What comes next will totally take everyone by storm since the tournament enters the last phase of its league matches. Only seven more to go, and the chart will have the names of the teams that have qualified for the playoff.
Mumbai Indians have made their way to the list already, having secured ten points by winning 5 consecutive matches. They have three more events to play, following which their standing will come out cleaner. The maximum number of points they can win is 6 to take the tally to 16. However, winning two matches will suffice as well.
The upcoming fixtures are with UPW, DC, and RCB. A match has been played with all of them in the first leg, with MI emerging victorious. The last win was against GG by a margin of 55 runs.
Meg Lanning is leading the charge for DC in every way possible. She is already at the top of the list for an orange cap, with 239 runs in 6 matches. Shafali Verma has complimented her as an opener. It will be right to say that their brilliance has brought a lot to the side, including a 10-wicket victory over UPW on March 07, 2023.
GG was able to deliver a second loss to DC yesterday by picking up all the wickets before concluding the 18th over. GG had been given the task of chasing 148. DC fell short by 12 runs, having lost their openers early in comparison to previous matches. Jemimah Rodrigues departed with a single run to leave the middle order hanging on the shoulders of Kapp.
RCB has secured its maiden win in the tournament by clinching a victory over UPW. A target of 136 was chased in 18 overs despite Smriti Mandhana failing to take off. The skipper, however, expressed confidence in Ellyse Perry, who went on to pick 3 wickets in four overs by giving away just 16 runs. A lot of cricket enthusiasts had their odds stacked against Mandhana-led RCB, but the team redeemed their previous loss like a boss. Their chances of making it to the playoffs are next to zero, even if they win the remaining two matches against GG and MI.
All the cricket bettors are keeping a sharp and constant watch on betting sites for cricket so that they can get all the needed updates.
UPW is hanging on a thread that can break at any time. Losing a single match starting tomorrow will have Alyssa Healy rely on other teams to qualify for the playoffs. The skipper has been trying to figure out an opening pair since the beginning, landing 3 losses out of 5 matches in the process.
Their defeat against RCB is a wake-up call that the remaining matches are important if they want to smoothly move on in the tournament. An alternative is to give their best and wait for the second edition of the TATA Women’s Premier League.
GG has lost 4 out of 6 matches, and now only 2 more chances are with Sneh Rana-led side to make it to a decent spot in the leaderboard.