After exciting 21 games and more than three weeks of constant action, the first season of the WPL has confirmed its finalists, who will square off for the prestigious trophy. The Harmanpeet Kaur-led team suffered a minor slowdown in their final two league games, which is why, despite winning their first five consecutive games, they lost the direct qualification to the WPL final on the grounds of net run rate.
With six victories and two losses from their eight league-season matches, MI acquired the second spot in the group stage of the WPL 2023 points table. Nat Sciver-Brunt leads the Mumbai Indians’ top scorer chart with 272 runs at a strike rate of 149. Moreover, Harmanpreet Kaur has also scored 244 runs at a strike rate of 144.
The best bowler for MI has been Saika Ishaque, who has taken 15 wickets at an economy rate of 7.00 and an average of 14.
DC, on the other side, finished first in the points table with six victories and two defeats. As a result, they advanced directly to the final match and are now only parted from the trophy by the Mumbai-based team.
Meg Lanning is the leading run-scorer for Delhi Capitals with 310 runs at a strike rate of 141. Moreover, Shafali Verma also scored 241 runs at a strike rate of 182. Shikha Pandey has been the best bowler for the Delhi-based team, taking 10 wickets at an average of 18 and a 6.71 economy rate.
Both sides have won a game against each other in their two face-offs in the league stage. In their most recent match, DC defeated MI by nine wickets.
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