Cricket in India is considered holy, and the sport is now soaring to new heights with the Women’s Premier League 2023. Although the season is only set for 22 days, it has already taken the cricket world by storm.
The competition witnessed an expense of 580 million dollars only to acquire five franchises. Its broadcasting rights were acquired for a cost of 117 million dollars by Viacom18. For a better assessment, the amount is the second highest per-game expense in women’s sports after US basketball.
Cricket gurus across the world have praised the initiative, as it is helping both veterans and young players gain optimal exposure. Even the top betting sites for Cricket are keenly following the action due to their huge fan following and to keep a constant update of the different matches in WPL 2023.
The competition is set to conduct 22 matches, out of which 20 have already been played. As many expected, Mumbai Indians have dominated the competition with 4 consecutive wins. With 8 points each, both Delhi Capital and Mumbai Indians are considered equal.
However, Delhi Capitals has encountered a loss previously, making MI the only undefeated team in the competition. After the playoffs are done, the top two teams will compete against each other at the finals. Scheduled for 26th March, the game is expected to involve both DC and MI.
As for the rest, take a look at the current standings of the teams.
Similar to their male counterpart, the RCB franchise has disappointed its fan base. The team is yet to win a game, with 5 back-to-back losses on the chart. The team is closely followed by Gujarat Giants, who have won only one game against RCB.
UPW comfortably sits in the second position with 2 wins and 2 losses. However, it is almost certain that Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians will make it past the playoffs.
Among the two, most fans expect MI to win the entire thing. The team looks to be in great shape, with three of their players outshining the competition. Saika Ishaque is leading the bowling department with the most wickets (12) in the competition.
Similarly, Hayley Matthews has shown an all-round performance with 7 wickets and 168 runs in the event. The duo is a major reason why the team has dominated the league till now. Thus, the fans will be cheering for their fitness and form during the finals. If the stars continue their performance, Mumbai Indians’ win is confirmed at the inaugural Women’s Premier League 2023.