In the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 Eliminator match, Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on UP Warriorz (UPW) tonight i.e. March 24 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai at 7:30 PM IST.
Mumbai Indians, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, struggled with consistency in the last stages of WPL 2023, and as a result, they dropped out of first place in the standings. It’s important to peak at the correct time, and MI would now be reflecting on their campaign following five straight victories. The batting has looked a little shaky, despite the fact that the Mumbai-based team defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their most recent league match. The middle order has been under a lot of pressure lately since Nat Sciver and Hayley Matthews have had trouble getting going in the last three games.
MI would be banking on Matthews yet again as she is the team’s leading run scorer with 232 runs. Mumbai Indians have always been a team that makes a giant comeback and fans would hope they will give it their all to defeat UP Warriorz.
On the other hand, with eight points, Alyssa Healy‘s UP Warriorz finished their debut league stage with four wins. Tonight, the spin duo of Sophie Ecclestone and Deepti Sharma would be relied upon once again by Warriorz to produce breakthroughs. With the ball in hand, the pair has excelled, taking 14 and nine wickets, respectively. The Warriorz batting, particularly the top order, has had trouble throughout the season.
Nevertheless, after a rocky start in the initial period of the league, Warriorz successfully recovered and gained momentum at the perfect time. The winner of the eliminator match will take on Delhi Capitals (DC) in the finals for the prestigious trophy.
In the two outings they had against each other, both won one game each. The most recent encounter between UP Warriorz and Mumbai Indians ended with a five-wicket victory for UPW.
MI: Lotus Herbals
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