Gujarat Giants (GUJ-W) will lock horns with UP Warriorz (UP-W) in the 17th match of the Women’s Premier League 2023 on Monday, March 20, at the Brabourne Stadium. Giants have had a dismal tournament thus far and are currently languishing at the bottom of the table with two wins in seven games. They need to register a win in the upcoming clash to give themselves a chance to qualify for the knockout stages. So, the Sneh Rana-led side would look to bring their A-game into play against Warriorz.
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UP Warriorz, on the other hand, are heading into the contest high in spirits, having trumped the table toppers Mumbai Indians by five wickets. Courtesy of the victory, they stand in the third position with three wins in six matches. They would need to win one of the remaining two games to book a ticket for the playoffs. Alyssa Healy & Co. would look to put their best foot forward on Monday and trump Gujarat.
GUJ-W vs UP-W Match Details
Gujarat Giants vs UP Warriorz, Match 17, Women’s Premier League 2023
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: March 20, 3:30 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Sports 18 & Jio Cinema
GUJ-W vs UP-W Pitch Report
Brabourne Stadium has offered a batting-friendly surface. However, it has not been completely doom and gloom for the bowlers, as spinners have also had their say. The chasing side has won thrice in the last five matches played at the venue. Therefore, the team winning the toss in the coming game might look to the field first.
GUJ-W vs UP-W Probable Playing XIs
Gujarat Giants Women (GUJ-W):
Sophia Dunkley, Laura Wolvaardt, Harleen Deol, Ashleigh Gardner, Dayalan Hemalatha, Sabbhineni Meghana, Sushma Verma (wk), Kim Garth, Sneh Rana (c), Tanuja Kanwar, Ashwani Kumari
UP Warriorz Women (UP-W):
Alyssa Healy (c & wk), Devika Vaidya, Kiran Navgire, Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, Deepti Sharma, Simran Shaikh, Sophie Ecclestone, Parshavi Chopra, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
GUJ-W vs UP-W Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter: Tahlia McGrath
Tahlia McGrath has been quite magnificent in the 2023 season of the WPL. She has dismantled bowling attacks with her glorious stroke play and plundered 180 runs in five matches at a strike rate of 156.52. The Australian batter would be itching to put up a show with the bat in the coming encounter.
Probable best bowler: Sophie Ecclestone
Sophie Ecclestone has been UP Warriorz’s wrecker-in-chief in the ongoing T20 extravaganza. She has featured in six matches and bagged 12 wickets at an economy of 6.12. The ace spinner has been at the top of her game of late and could again put up a bowling masterclass on Monday.