The Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians will square off in the much-awaited Women’s Premier League 2023 Final (WPL 2023 Final) on March 26 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. These two teams have been without a doubt the strongest competitors throughout the season, and their ascent to the final game has been nothing short of remarkable and phenomenal.
For the third time this season, the two teams will square off. Mumbai Indians trounced Delhi in their first encounter, but Meg Lanning‘s team devised the ideal act of retaliation and overcame Harmanpreet Kaur’s Mumbai in their subsequent match. It would be interesting to watch who prevails in the upcoming conflict.
The WPL 2023 has so far seen dominant performances from both the Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians, as both teams concluded the season with 12 points after winning six and losing two games respectively. Seven games have been won thus far by Harmanpreet Kaur and company, including six in the league stage and one eliminator. The final will be even more fascinating because both teams are on a winning streak.
With six wins and two losses, the Delhi Capitals ended first in the points table, while the Mumbai Indians also had an equal number of wins and losses. The Capitals’ better net run rate, though, ensured their place in the finals. The Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, had to compete in the Elimination match against the UP Warriorz, but their perseverance and hard work paid off as they were able to advance to the final match.
Due to the fact that both teams have been equally dominant throughout the tournament, this title game is sure to be a thrilling contest. The Women’s Premier League 2023 will have its ultimate champions determined by the struggle for supremacy in this championship game.
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WPL 2023 Final: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians – Match Details, Live Streaming, When and Where To Watch
Date: March 26, 2023, 7:30 pm IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Live Streaming: The WPL 2023 will be streamed live on the Sports18 Network and Jio Cinema.
WPL 2023 Final: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians – Key Players
First on the list is the name of Delhi Capitals captain Meg Lanning, who scored two half-centuries and scored a total of 310 runs while playing 8 matches in the Women’s Premier League. In such a situation, a big inning is expected from Meg in the final clash against Mumbai.
Mumbai Indians all-rounder Nat Seaver is second on the list, who has scored 272 runs in 9 matches at an average of 54.40, including two half-centuries. With this, she took a total of 13 wickets in her name. In such a situation, a big inning is expected from her in the final match.
At number three on the list is the name of Harmanpreet Kaur of Mumbai Indians, who has proved herself to be a brilliant captain in this tournament. Harmanpreet performed well with the bat as well as showcasing excellent captaincy. In total, she scored 244 runs in 9 matches, including three half-centuries.
Marizanne Kapp has made important contributions all through this league with both bat and ball. She has taken a total of 9 wickets in 8 matches. Apart from this, in the match played against UP on March 21, she helped win her team by playing an unbeaten knock of 34 runs.
Healey Mathews is number five on the list, who played the role of the best all-rounder in this entire league. She is among the top 5 in the list of highest runs and highest wicket-takers, having played 9 matches so far in which she took 13 wickets and also scored 258 runs.
WPL 2023 Final: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians – Pitch Report and Weather Forecast
Both batters and bowlers have received support from the Brabourne Stadium ground thus far in the tournament. Teams batting first have triumphed in four of the 10 WPL games, while teams chasing the total have claimed victory in six. The teams would strive to post a total above 180 because the average first innings total on this field is 169.
The weather is expected to be warm and pleasant with clear skies greeting both sides for the event finals. The temperatures are likely to be around 24-31 degrees Celsius, with a slight drop in the temperature as the sun goes down.
WPL 2023 Final: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians – Probable Playing XIs
Delhi Capitals: Meg Lanning (c), Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Jess Jonassen, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav
Mumbai Indians: Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque
WPL 2023 Final: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians – Squads
Delhi Capitals: Meg Lanning(c), Shafali Verma, Laura Harris, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Jess Jonassen, Taniya Bhatia(w), Minnu Mani, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Tara Norris, Arundhati Reddy, Jasia Akhtar, Alice Capsey, Aparna Mondal, Titas Sadhu, Sneha Deepthi, Poonam Yadav
Mumbai Indians: Yastika Bhatia(w), Hayley Matthews, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque, Chloe Tryon, Heather Graham, Dhara Gujjar, Sonam Yadav, Neelam Bisht, Priyanka Bala
WPL 2023 Final: Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians – Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Yastika Bhatia
Batters: Harmanpreet Kaur, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Meg Lanning
All-rounders: Marizanne Kapp, Alice Capsey, Hayley Matthews
Bowlers: Saika Ishqaue, Issy Wong, Nat Sciver-Brunt
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