After stunning UP Warriorz in the Eliminator of the ongoing Women’s Premier League, Mumbai Indians have qualified for the finale, which is slated to take place on March 26 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. When it comes to their opponent, Delhi Capitals have had a brilliant season thus far, and with that, the franchise would now expect to win the all-important trophy, especially with Meg Lanning being at the helm of things.
Notably, the Aussie international is the most successful leader in cricketing history. Thus, she has a lot of experience in playing these big games and, thus, will be confident of her team’s chances to win the prestigious cup. They recently defeated the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side in the league stage of the competition, and most importantly, the team is in tremendous form.
When it comes to Lanning, she has led by example so far, scoring 310 runs in eight matches, while players like Marizanne Kapp and Shafali Verma have been tremendous as well.
Despite so, Delhi cannot take Mumbai lightly. Nat Sciver-Brunt decimated the UP Warriorz in their last game, scoring 72* off just 38 deliveries, while, with the ball, youngster Issy Wong wreaked havoc, picking up four wickets, including a sensational hat-trick.
Thus, without a doubt, it will be a cracking contest when the two most successful teams in the competition meet each other in the high-voltage final.
DEL-W vs MI-W Match Details:
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: March 26, 07:30 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Sports18 & JioCinema App & Website
DEL-W vs MI-W Pitch Report:
The pitch at Brabourne Stadium has been batting-friendly so far in the competition. Bowling first will be ideal, and anything above 175 will be a good score on this surface.
DEL-W vs MI-W Probable Playing XIs
Delhi Capitals (DEL-W):
Meg Lanning (c), Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Jess Jonassen, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav
Mumbai Indians (MI-W):
Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque
DEL-W vs MI-W Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
Skipper Meg Lanning is currently the leading run-scorer of the Women’s Premier League. She has been tremendous throughout the season, and given her experience, the Aussie international can prove to be dangerous in the middle.
Probable best bowler
All-rounder Hayley Matthews has picked up 13 wickets from nine matches and currently is the third-joint highest wicket-taker at the moment. Now, given the conditions at Brabourne, the 25-year-old can prove to be really dangerous as she has done very well on this ground.