The sixth match will be played between Gujarat Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai in Mumbai on March 8.
The sixth match will be played between Gujarat Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai in Mumbai on March 8. However, the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) started on March 4, with five teams taking on each other for the title as well. Following the successful auction window, the drama will now unfold on the field, where the Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Giants and UP Warriorz strive for glory.
The competition which will consist of 22 games over a three-week period features some of the biggest names in women’s cricket as well. Three players – Smriti Mandhana, Ash Gardner and Nat Sciver-Brunt – will earn fees in excess of $400,000 for their participation in the tournament as well. And, it will be interesting to know how they will perform.
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Both teams are searching for their first win in the tournament. However, after their last defeat, Smriti Mandhana said: “Smriti Mandhana | Losing captain – “We could have learnt to put down a better score. We have to accept this defeat and come back better. 2-3 batters got into 20s but could not make it count including myself. We do have a good bowling side, we have 6-7 bowling options and we can’t say much to the bowlers when the batters are not putting up the runs. It is a pretty short tournament and we can’t dwell on it, even in franchise cricket if you start winning then you can go on a run. Lots of positives in the form of Kanika and Shriyanka’s batting after the top order collapse, really happy with the way they batted.”
After their second defeat, Gujarat Giants captain Sneh Rana said: “Disappointed with the loss, but proud of the girls, especially after last night’s loss. Kim gave away a lot of boundaries in the last over, we lost there. Girls have played well, we were ready for the challenge, proud of them. I enjoyed my leadership, I enjoy being the leader. When you have responsibility you got to enjoy it. The girls fought really hard today. The dew plays a major role when you field second, it’s difficult to grip the ball, but that is how it is.”
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|Ends||Pavilion End, Church Gate End|
|Time Zone||UTC +05:30|
|Matches won batting first||5|
|Matches won bowling first||6|
|Average 1st Inns scores||165|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||150|
|Highest total recorded||209/4 (20 Ov) by AUSW vs ENGW|
|Lowest total recorded||96/10 (17.4 Ov) by ENGW vs AUSW|
|Highest score chased||199/3 (18.4 Ov) by ENGW vs INDW|
|Lowest score defended||172/8 (20 Ov) by AUSW vs INDW|
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