MIW vs DCW WPL Prediction 26 Mar 2023
Women's Premier League 2023
Delhi Capitals Womens
Mumbai Indians Womens
- Date: 2023-03-26
- Start Time: 19:30
- Location: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
- Tournament: Women's Premier League 2023
- Format: Womens Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
The Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai is set to host the finals of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) on Sunday, where Delhi Capitals will battle it out against Mumbai Indians.
- While DC secured a direct entry into the finals for finishing at the top spot in the league table, MI had to play the Eliminator against UP Warriorz after securing the second position.
- MI won the Eliminator against UPW by a massive 72 runs to earn a spot in the WPL 2023 final.
- Delhi Capitals come into the match with a two-game winning streak, which helped them secure the top spot in the league table.
MIW vs DCW – WPL Final – Venue Details
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date: March 26th 2023
Time: 19:30 (local)
MIW vs DCW – WPL Final – Team Previews
Mumbai Indians Women
Despite a strong start to the league stages, Mumbai finished second to the Capitals with 12 points after suffering two losses while batting first. As a result, they had to play the Eliminator against UP Warriorz, which they won convincingly to secure a spot in the final.
Nat Sciver-Brunt and Hayley Matthews have been leading Mumbai’s charge with the bat, with Harmanpreet providing consistent performances. Their top-four batters have all scored over 200 runs this season, and all-rounder Amelia Kerr has been a valuable addition to the team’s overseas players.
Mumbai’s bowling attack, spearheaded by Ishaque, Matthews, and Kerr, has been impressive, with four bowlers picking up more than 10 wickets. This gives them an edge over the Delhi Capitals, who are otherwise a comparable side in terms of batting strength.
Delhi Capitals Women
The Capitals have been unbeaten in this competition and have had ample time to rest since gaining a direct entry to the final. Any team featuring the likes of Meg Lanning, Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Marizanne Kapp in their batting line-up will have no shortage of runs.
Captain Meg Lanning has been leading from the front, scoring runs consistently and holding onto the coveted Orange Cap. She will be crucial in the final, as she has prior experience in high-pressure situations.
Interestingly, the Capitals did not use Poonam Yadav in their previous game, despite playing her in their last league match. As they prepare for the final, they may consider replacing her with USA’s Tara Norris.
MIW vs DCW – WPL Final – Probable Playing XI’s
Mumbai Indians Women: Yastika Bhatia (wk), HY Matthews, Sciver-Brunt, HP Kaur (Cap), Amelia Kerr, Issy Wong, Humaira Kazi, Pooja Vastrakar, Amanjot Kaur, Jintimani Kalita
Delhi Capitals Women: Meg Lanning (Cap), Sh Verma, JM Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Alice Capsey, Jess Jonassen, Arundhati Reddy, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Radha Yadav, S Pandey, Tara Norris
MIW vs DCW – WPL Final – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai has been known to produce high-scoring T20 matches, with the average 1st innings total being 165. While the pitch generally favours batsmen, it also offers some assistance to bowlers with slow turn. The presence of dew later in the game could further tilt the balance in favour of the team chasing the target.
MIW vs DCW – WPL Final – Match Prediction
Since the match is played in Mumbai, the Mumbai Indians will obviously have strong support from the crowd and that could be the difference between these two very evenly-matched sides as Harmanpreet could finally get one over Meg Lanning in a big tournament. You can also check out our WPL Tips for the final where we have some player bets.