Finally, the wait is over! Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Giants open the Women’s Premier League (WPL) on Saturday, March 4 at Dr DY Patil Stadium.
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Here is the predicted playing XI for both teams before the action begins in Mumbai:
Mumbai Indians Women Predicted Playing XI
Yastika Bhatia (wk), Hayley Matthews, Amelia Kerr, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Chloe Tryon, Amanjot Kaur, Issy Wong, Sonam Yadav, Saika Ishaque, Pooja Vastrakar
Strength: The Mumbai Indians will rely on Harmanpreet Kaur’s experience and leadership, as she recently became the first player to appear in 150 T20Is. Their chances of success will undoubtedly be boosted by her presence.
Weakness: Due to the fact that all the matches will be played in Mumbai, the team’s bowling unit faces a major challenge. In addition to Issy Wong, Pooja Vastrakar is the only other option for the team. In addition to these two, the team lacks any strong pacers.
Gujarat Giants Women Predicted Playing XI
Beth Mooney(C), Sabbhineni Meghana, SIR Dunkley, Harleen Deol, Ashwani Kumari, Ashleigh Gardner, DJS Dottin, Hurley Gala, Sneh Rana, Mansi Joshi, Parunika Sisodia
Strength: An important factor that makes Gujarat a strong team in the tournament is the presence of high-quality international stars, especially all-rounders. Ashleigh Gardners, an all-rounder from Australia, will be one of the key players to watch.
Weakness: Gujarat Giants’ weakness is the lack of experience among Indian players. The team’s focus on foreign stars during auction has left them short on Indian players, which could backfire.