MI-W and UP-W lock horns with each other in the 15th match of TATA WPL 2023 tournament at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai. MI-W proved to be the strongest team of the tournament, winning 5 matches in a row and becoming the first team to qualify for the tournament. In their last match, they beat GUJ-W by 55 runs.
Their core all-rounders, Hayley Matthews, Natalie Sciver, and Amelia Kerr, are in good form, and captain Harmanpreet Kaur also scored back-to-back half-centuries.
On the other hand, UP-W faced a 5-wicket defeat against RCB-W in their previous match and are currently in 3rd place with 4 points in 5 matches. Alyssa Healy, Tahlia McGrath, and Sophie Ecclestone are key contributors to the UP-W team. In their last head-to-head match, MI-W beat UP-W by 8 wickets, and in this match, MI-W will try to continue their dominance.
MI-W Team Review
In their last match against GUJ-W, MI-W scored 162 runs while batting first and restricted the opponent to a total of 107 runs. Harmanpreet Kaur was the highest run-scorer for them, scoring 51 runs in 30 balls, and Yastika Bhatia and Natalie Sciver also contributed with the bat.
In the bowling department, Natalie Sciver and Hayley Matthews took 3-3 wickets each, and Amelia Kerr took 2 wickets. In this match, MI-W will try to replicate their performance.
Top Run Scorer for MI-W
- Natalie Sciver = 182 runs
Top Wicket Taker for MI-W
- Saika Ishaque = 12 Wickets
MI-W Probable playing 11
- Hayley Matthews
- Yastika Bhatia(wk)
- Natalie Sciver-Brunt
- Harmanpreet Kaur(c)
- Amelia Kerr
- Amanjot Kaur
- Dhara Gujjar
- Issy Wong
- Humairaa Kaazi
- Jintimani Kalita
- Saika Ishaque
UP-W Team Review
The UP-W team had a roller coaster ride in the tournament, winning 2 matches out of 5. In their last match against RCB-W, UP-W was all out at a score of 136 runs, and RCB-W easily chased down the target in 18 overs.
Grace Harris was the top run-scorer, scoring 46 runs in 32 balls and also took 1 wicket. Deepti Sharma took 2 wickets in the last match. In this match, UP-W will need to learn from their previous mistakes and make some adjustments in order to qualify for the tournament.
Top Run Scorer for UP-W
- Alyssa Healy = 186 runs
Top Wicket Taker for UP-W
- Sophie Ecclestone = 9 Wickets
UP-W Probable playing 11
- Alyssa Healy(c&wk)
- Devika Vaidya
- Kiran Navgire
- Tahlia McGrath
- Simran Shaikh
- Grace Harris
- Deepti Sharma
- Sophie Ecclestone
- Shweta Sehrawat
- Anjali Sarvani
- Rajeshwari Gayakwad
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Pitch Report for MI W vs UP W Match
The pitch at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai is known to be a batsman-friendly pitch, although there is some initial assistance for fast bowlers in the early overs. Overall, the pitch favors the batsmen. Winning the toss and choosing to bat first is a good decision on this pitch because it appears to be easier to bat in the 1st innings.
- 1st Batting Average Score – 177
- Highest Score Chased – 181
MI-W vs UP-W Head-to-Head Stats
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MI-W vs UP-W Fantasy Team Predictions
Captain: H Matthews, N Sciver, A Kerr
Vice-Captain: S Ecclestone, H Kaur, A Healy
Wicket-keeper: A Healy, Y Bhatia
Batsmen: H Kaur, G Haris
All-Rounders: H Matthews(C), N Sciver(VC), A Kerr, T McGrath, D Sharma
Bowlers; S Ecclestone, S Ishaque-I
MI-W vs UP-W Expert Advice
A Kerr, T McGrath are also good options for C and VC in Grand League.