WPL 2023: Gujarat Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Preview, Possible Lineups, and Fantasy Team Prediction

Gujarat Giants will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 6th match of WPL 2023. Read the full match preview, possible lineups, and fantasy team prediction in our fantasy sports segment.

Abishek Goswami
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Gujarat Giants & Royal challengers Bangalore will face each other in the 6th match of the WPL 2023 at Brabourne Stadium. Gujarat and Bangalore both have lost their first two matches so it will be interesting to see which team will get past the other one. Two matches into the inaugural edition, Royal Challengers are already being compared by fans with their men's side in the IPL: strong on paper but have not fired collectively as a unit. Smriti Mandhana will be keen to change that perception and collect those two crucial points.

Giants are still without their captain Beth Mooney who sustained a knee injury in their opener against Mumbai Indians. There is no official update if she will play against RCB on Wednesday. BCCI announced that will be a free match for every fan because of the occasion of Women's Day. Now, let's go through the preview of the match between Gujarat & Bangalore.

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WPL 2023:

Gujarat Giants vs Royal challengers Bangalore | Match Details

Match: 6

Date: 08/03/2023

Time: 7.30 pm IST

Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Where to Watch: Sports 18, Jio Cinema

Venue Details

The GG vs RCB WPL 2023 match will start at 7:30 pm IST at the Brabourne stadium. The venue has hosted 11 T20I matches in the past. Six matches have been won by the team chasing and five batting first. The average first innings score at this ground is between 165-170. There were IPL 2022 matches played at this venue last year. The pitch is good for batting. The ball comes nicely onto the bat and the batters love batting at this venue. Bowlers often go for runs here and defending a total is a hard task. So choosing the ball first at Brabourne could help in chasing.

Clear skies will greet both sides on Wednesday, with the temperature expected to be between 26 and 35 degrees Celsius. Captain who wins the toss might prefer chasing at this venue.

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WPL 2023:

Gujarat Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore | Team News

Gujarat Giants

Pacer Kim Garth, who has taken over Deandra Dottin's place in the squad, has dominated the bowling. She came in with a five-for against UP Warriorz, with three of those coming in the powerplay. The Australian could once again be a top performer for the Giants. The Youngstar Harleen Deol also played a crucial knock against UP Warriorz. She would like to continue the performance to the next match. D Hemalatha has also played two crucial knocks in two matches, lower down the order, she will be determined to carry that form into this match as well. Five of the Giants' six bowlers in the XI are capped internationals. They will rely heavily on their bowling to move out of the last spot on the table.

"I enjoy being the leader. The responsibility comes on your shoulders. You have the time to show your leadership. The girls fought very hard. Whenever the team needs me, I will do my best." Giants' stand-in captain Sneh Rana after their second game

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Shreyanka Patil showed a teaser of her potential in the 15-ball 23 against Mumbai. Though the spin-bowling allrounder went for runs with the ball, she could play a key role against the Giants. Wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh hasn't started the fireworks yet and expects her to light up the stage after two dull innings.

"As batters, we need to put up a good total on board. It's a pretty short tournament, we can't dwell on it. In franchise cricket, even after two losses, we can turn it around quickly." Smriti Mandhana after the team's loss against Mumbai

WPL 2023:

Gujarat Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore | Possible Lineups

Gujarat Giants Women:

  • Sophia Dunkley
  • S Meghana
  • Harleen Deol
  • Ashleigh Gardner
  • Sushma Verma (wk)
  • Dayalan Hemalatha
  • Georgia Wareham
  • Sneh Rana (capt)
  • Tanuja Kanwar
  • Kim Garth
  • Mansi Joshi

GG Full Squad: Ash Gardner, Beth Mooney, Sophia Dunkley, Anabel Sutherland, Deandra Dottin, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana, Sabbineni Meghana, Georgia Wareham, Tanuja Kanwer, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Monica Patel, Sushma Verma, Hurley Gala, Ashwani Kumari, Parunika Sisodia, Shabnam Shakil.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Women:

  • Smriti Mandhana (capt)
  • Dane van Niekerk
  • Disha Kasat
  • Ellyse Perry
  • Heather Knight
  • Richa Ghosh (wk)
  • Kanika Ahuja
  • Shreyanka Patil
  • Megan Schutt
  • Renuka Singh
  • Preeti Bose

RCB Full Squad: Smriti Mandhana, Richa Ghosh, Ellyse Perry, Renuka Singh, Heather Knight, Sophie Devine, Erin Burns, Kanika Ahuja, Asha Shobana, Disha Kasat, Indrani Roy, Shreyanka Patil, Dané Van Niekerk, Preeti Bose, Poonam Khemnar, Komal Zanzad, Megan Schutt, Sahana Power.

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