MIW vs DCW WPL Prediction 20 Mar 2023
Women's Premier League 2023
Mumbai Indians Womens
Delhi Capitals Womens
- Date: 2023-03-20
- Start Time: 19:30
- Location: DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
- Tournament: Women's Premier League 2023
- Format: Womens Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
The early pace-setters of the Women’s Premier League, the Mumbai Indians Women and the Delhi Capitals Women will meet in a top-of-the-table clash in Match 18.
- The Mumbai Indians’ weaknesses were exposed in their previous game against UP Warrioz where they lost by 5 wickets.
- Delhi Capitals also suffered a defeat in their last game, losing by 11 runs against the Gujarat Giants.
- The previous match between the two teas ended in a defeat for the capitals as Mumbai won by 5 wickets.
MIW vs DCW – WPL – Venue Details
Venue: DY Patil STadium, Mumbai
Date: March 20 2023
Time: 19:30 (local)
MIW vs DCW – WPL – Team Previews
Mumbai Indians Women
Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals have secured their place in the knockout stages already. MI will rely heavily on their in-form spinner Amelia Kerr, who put in an impressive performance in their recent loss to UP Warriorz.
However, their strength lies primarily in their top order, led by Hayley Matthews and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, who have been in excellent form with the bat. Against UP Warriorz, they struggled with a lack of firepower towards the end of their innings on a slow DY Patil pitch.
To bolster their slow bowling, they may consider bringing in South African left-arm spinner Chloe Tryon. With spinning tracks expected to play a significant role in the tournament, Amelia Kerr’s skills will be critical. She has a history of performing well against Lanning in international matches and could prove to be a tough challenge for the Capitals captain once again.
Delhi Capitals Women
In their previous encounter, Harmanpreet Kaur’s Mumbai Indians had emerged victorious with a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Delhi Capitals. The Delhi-based franchise’s batting line-up, which had been touted as one of the strongest in the league, faltered against Mumbai’s well-rounded bowling attack.
Despite having scored two 200+ totals at that point in the tournament, Delhi Capitals could only manage a meagre 105 runs before being bowled out. As they gear up for their rematch, it is clear that Meg Lanning’s side needs to address some inconsistencies in their batting order, particularly with regard to the opening pair.
Although Shafali Verma and Lanning had put on some impressive partnerships earlier in the tournament, the team has struggled to replicate those performances recently. In their last game, a failed chase against the Gujarat Giants, the Capitals’ batting unit failed to deliver.
With all-rounder Arundhati Reddy’s services underutilized, Delhi might consider exploring other options from their bench. As they seek to avenge their previous loss to Mumbai, the Capitals will need to iron out the kinks in their armour and put up a more consistent performance.
MIW vs DCW – WPL – Probable Playing XI’s
Mumbai Indians Women: Hayley Mathews, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Nat Sciver, Harmanpreet Kaur (Cap), Amelia Kerr, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Dhara Gujjar, Jintamani Kalita, Saika Ishaque
Delhi Capitals Women: Meg Lanning (Cap), Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Jess Jonassen, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Arundhati Reddy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav
MIW vs DCW – WPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The upcoming game at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy will provide an equal amount of support to both batters and bowlers. Based on the average first innings score of 126 runs in the last five T20 matches played here, the pitch is likely to be balanced. Spinners may have a slight advantage over pacers, indicating that they could play a more dominant role in the game.
MIW vs DCW – WPL – Match Prediction
Mumbai Indians Women were exposed for the first time in their last game but they still have a very strong side in all departments. They have beaten Delhi already this season and we expect them to do it again on Monday.