In their second Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 game, the Gujarat Giants elected to bat first, which the former India opener Aakash Chopra questioned. On Sunday, March 5, at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, the Giants scored 169/6 against the UP Warriorz. They fell to Warriorz by three wickets after failing to defend the target.
Chopra attacked the Gujarat Giants for choosing to bat first after winning the toss in a video posted on his YouTube account.
The choice to bat first after winning the toss caught my attention. When there is a lot of dew, the ball resembles a bar of wet soap. Why, in particular, would you want to bowl with a wet ball when the other team features four spinners?You want them to use the wet ball when bowling, not you, but they weren’t considering that “Chopra said.
According to Aakash Chopra, Gujarat Giants should bat second.
Chopra also believes Mumbai Indians (MI), led by Harmanpreet Kaur, destroyed Gujarat Giants in the WPL opener.
They said that they took a beating while bowling first in the last game—Mumbai reached 200—so this time, we’ll bat first instead of second, even though it’s the ideal position to be in.
The 45-year-old noted Kim Garth’s (5/36) early ball hits and added: “They got off to an absolutely great (bowling) start, with Kim Garth coming in and taking wickets one after the other. As soon as Tahlia McGrathgotten out, it appeared that (for UP Warriorz) it would be impossible to win from there.”
With the bat, Kiran Navgire was incredibly skilled; he regularly smacked fours and sixes. After then, wickets started to fall once more, until Grace Harris came on, and what a player! With one ball left, we scored the winning goal while the wide shots were being assessed.”
The former opener continued regarding the match and said that if the UP Warriorz’s batting keeps improving, it will be impossible to stop them. He also referred to their bowling setup’s talent.
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