Gujarat Giants Women vs. Mumbai Indians Women, Match 1 of the TATA WPL 2023: Preview
The Women’s Premier League’s inaugural game pits Mumbai Indians versus Gujarat Giants Women at the DY Patil Stadium on Saturday.
The Women’s Premier League has been touted as a game-changer in women’s cricket.
The league consists of five clubs, and during the group stage, they will play two games against each other in a round-robin format.
Beth Mooney, an Australian batsman and wicketkeeper, has been chosen captain of the Gujarat Giants. The Mumbai Indians’ head coach will be Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of India.
A difficult encounter is to be expected as both teams include a blend of outstanding local players and seasoned international players.
A significant player for the Mumbai Indians is Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the Indian National Team who led her squad to the quarterfinals of the just concluded T20 World Cup. She is recognised as one of the most merciless batters in women’s cricket and is capable of winning the match by herself. She had a terrific start to the year with two fifties in eight T20I innings at an average of 37.83, thus her performance will be important for Mumbai.
Natalie Sciver: The Mumbai Indians’ most expensive buy at the auction was the England All-rounder (INR 3.2 crore). She was second in run scoring at the T20 World Cup in South Africa with 216 runs in just 5 games, average 72.00. She is superior.
Gujarat Giants players of note:
Cathy Mooney The captain of the Gujarat Giants has a strong record in Twenty20 internationals, amassing 2350 runs in 83 matches at an average of 40.51 and a strike rate of 124.60. She scored 74 runs off of just 53 balls in the just concluded T20 World Cup final match against South Africa, winning player of the match honours.
As the joint-highest paid foreign athlete, Ashleigh Gardner, an Australian middle-order batsman and offspinner, was purchased for a record-breaking INR 3.2 crore. Because of her bold batting and dependable wicket-taking skills, she is a great addition to any side.
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