MIW vs UPW WPL Prediction 20 Mar 2023
Women's Premier League 2023
Mumbai Indians Womens
UP Warriorz Womens
- Date: 2023-03-24
- Start Time: 19:30
- Location: DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
- Tournament: Women's Premier League 2023
- Format: Womens Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
On Friday, the Women’s Premier League will witness an exciting eliminator match between Mumbai Indians and UP Warriorz in Mumbai.
- Mumbai had a successful group stage with six victories out of eight games but missed out on direct qualification for the finals due to an inferior net run rate than that of the Delhi Capitals.
- Meanwhile, the UP Warriorz won four out of their eight matches this season and secured the third spot in the points table.
- Interestingly, both teams won a game each in the two league-stage encounters between them. This sets the stage for a thrilling contest between the two sides in the upcoming elimination game.
MIW vs UPW – WPL Eliminator – Venue Details
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
Date: March 24th 2023
Time: 19:30 (local)
MIW vs UPW – WPL Eliminator – Team Previews
Mumbai Indians Women
The Mumbai Indians franchise, owned by Mukesh Ambani, narrowly missed out on direct qualification for the finals after the Delhi Capitals defeated the UP Warriorz in their last group-stage game. Despite winning six of their eight games, the Mumbai Indians finished with 12 points in the points table.
The Harmanpreet Kaur-led team has been dominant in the tournament and boasts a talented group of all-rounders such as Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr and Harmanpreet Kaur herself who have contributed significantly. Kaur has been in good form, scoring 230 runs in 8 matches at a strike rate of nearly 150, and is expected to deliver a big performance during the playoffs.
The Mumbai Indians also have strong batting depth, with even players like Pooja Vastrakar and Issy Wong contributing with handy cameos down the order. Hayley Matthews has also been a key player for them with the ball, taking 12 wickets with her off-spin.
UP Warriorz Women
The UP Warriorz secured third place in the points table after winning four out of eight matches, with their playoff spot confirmed after a crucial victory over the Giants.
The middle order has been the backbone of their batting lineup, contributing 663 runs out of their total score of 1161, the highest among all teams in the WPL. Tahlia McGrath and Grace Harris have been instrumental in this success, both scoring over 200 runs. In terms of bowling, the team has been well-rounded with contributions from Sarvani and Parshavi Chopra in addition to experienced players like Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti.
Sophie Ecclestone has been particularly impressive, taking wickets in every match she has played and even displaying her batting skills under pressure. The team will look to include Grace Harris, who missed their last league game due to a minor injury, back into the starting XI for the playoffs.
MIW vs UPW – WPL Eliminator – Probable Playing XI’s
Mumbai Indians Women: HY Matthews, Y Bhatia (wk), Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur (Cap), AM Kerr, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, PJ Vastrakar, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, S Ishaque
UP Warriorz Women: Devika Vaidya, A Healy (Cap & wk), Kiran Navgire, Tahlia McGrath, G Harris, Deepti Sharma, S Ecclestone, Simran Shaikh, Parshavi Chopra, Anjali Sarvani, R Gayakwad
MIW vs UPW – WPL Eliminator – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The DY Patil Stadium is known to be favourable for batting as the ball tends to come nicely onto the bat, particularly under lights, allowing batters to hit through the line once they settle in. Although the spinners might find some assistance from the surface during the middle overs.
MIW vs UPW – WPL Eliminator – Match Prediction
Mumbai and UP have had contrasting runs into the knockout stages, with Mumbai coasting through, while UP just scraped through. While the Warriorz have had a good tournament, their campaign might come to an end on Friday.