MI vs RCB WPL Prediction 06 Mar 2023
Women's Premier League 2023
Mumbai Indians Womens
Royal Challengers Bangalore Womens
- Date: 2023-03-06
- Start Time: 19:30
- Location: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
- Tournament: Women's Premier League 2023
- Format: Womens Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore will face off in the Women’s Premier League on Monday. The match will take place at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
- Mumbai Indians made a terrific start to their WPL campaign with a record 43-run victory over the Gujarat Giants in Match 1 of the WPL.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their first game quite convincingly against the Delhi Capitals.
- The Bangalore franchise is led by Smriti Mandhana, while Harmanpreet Kaur will lead MI.
MI vs RCB – WPL – Venue Details
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date: June 6th 2023
Time: 19:30 (local)
MI vs RCB – WPL – Team Previews
The upcoming match between RCB-W and MI-W in the women’s format is a highly anticipated clash between two familiar IPL rivals. The contest will feature a battle between Indian cricket’s two elite superstars, with RCB-W’s Smriti Mandhana and MI-W’s Harmanpreet Kaur leading their respective teams.
Harmanpreet will be a key player for Mumbai’s batting lineup, while the team will rely on spinner Saika Ishaque to maintain their momentum with the ball. Ishaque claimed four wickets in the team’s previous match against the Giants and will look to replicate her performance against RCB’s star-studded team.
Mumbai Indians have already demonstrated their strength in both batting and bowling, while Royal Challengers Bangalore struggled with conceding too many runs in their last match. MI-W’s batting lineup, including Hayley Matthews, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Amelia Kerr, performed superbly in their previous match and will hope to continue their momentum against RCB-W. With a fully fit squad and an elite batting lineup, MI-W could prove to be a force to be reckoned with in the WPL going forward.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore are set to face the in-form Mumbai Indians in their second Women’s Premier League fixture at the Brabourne Stadium on Monday. Despite boasting a star-studded unit led by Smriti Mandhana, RCB suffered a defeat in their opener against Delhi Capitals on Sunday. With very little time for a turnaround, it will be a challenge for them to address their weaknesses.
RCB-W captain Smriti Mandhana will be keen on a better bowling performance against the Mumbai Indians. In the previous match, RCB’s bowlers were completely dismantled by Meg Lanning and Shafali Verma, with five of the seven bowlers used conceding at a rate of more than 9 runs per over. The team will need to rectify these mistakes and deliver a stronger bowling performance against a formidable MI-W batting lineup.
It is possible that RCB may make changes to their team selection, with Dane van Niekerk potentially coming in for Sophie Devine. The South African is a talented player and RCB may look to try her out against the Mumbai Indians.
MI vs RCB – WPL – Probable Playing XI’s
Mumbai Indians: Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harmanpreet Kaur (Cap), Nat Sciver, Amelia Kerr, Amanjot Kaur, P Vastrakar, Humaira Kazi, Issy Wong, J Kalita, Saika Ishaque
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Smriti Mandhana (Cap), S Devine, H Knight, Ellyse Perry, Indrani Roy, Richa Ghosh (wk), P Nanasaheb Khemnar, Kanika Ahuja, M Schutt, Renuka Singh Thakur, Sahana Pawar
MI vs RCB – WPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
It is anticipated that the pitch at the Brabourne Stadium will be conducive to both batting and bowling. Over the last five T20 matches played there, the average first innings score has been around 186 runs. Historically, teams batting first have had more success at this venue, so the team winning the toss might choose to bat first.
MI vs RCB – WPL – Match Prediction
Mumbai Indians have made a winning start to their campaign and are looking like a strong unit. The start-studded RCB line-up hasn’t delivered in the first game. So we expect a second win in a row for MI.