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

Smriti Mandhana will lead Bangalore to their first match of the inaugural WPL 2023 season against Meg Lanning's Delhi at the Brabourne Stadium. Read the full match preview, possible playing XIs, and dream XI team predictions of RCB vs DC.

Abishek Goswami
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Sunday will witness the first double header of the inaugural Women's Premier League. Royal Challengers will face Delhi Capitals at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. Smriti Mandhana's reds will face Meg Lanning's blues in their first match of WPL 2023. Both the teams didn't hesitate to spend money to recruit players from the Auction. It will be so much more interesting when the greats will face each other in the clash.

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WPL 2023:

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals | Match Details

Match: 2

Date: 5/03/2023

Time: 3:30 pm IST

Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Where to Watch: Sports 18, Jio Cinema

Venue Details

The RCB vs DC WPL 2023 match will start at 3.30 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. 

As this will be a day game, the temperature is expected to be around 37 degrees with hot and humid conditions, No rain is expected and a day game also means that dew will not play a part. Captain who wins the toss might prefer chasing at this venue.

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WPL 2023:

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals | Team News

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Bangalore had an exciting auction as they recruited the most expensive player of WPL 2023, Smriti Mandhana. They also acquired young Indian explosive batter, Richa Ghosh, with the likes of overseas stars such as Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, and Dane van Niekerk. 

Bangalore's bowling unit also looks destructive with Indian Cricket Team's lead pacer Renuka Singh Thakur along with Australia's Megan Schutt. Australia's off-break bowler Erin Burns is also present in the squad along with Indian bowlers Shreyanka Patil, Preeti Bose, Komal Zanzad, and Sahana Pawar. 

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals also have an amazing batting lineup with the likes of Indian opener Shafali Verma at the top followed by skipper Meg Lanning, Marizanne Kapp, Alice Capsey, and Jemimah Rodrigues. One of Alice Capsey and Jemimah Rodrigues will open the innings with Shafali Verma, while the other would drop to no 4 as skipper Meg Lanning will surely come at no 3.

Along with all-rounders Shikha Pandey and Marizanne Kapp, Delhi Capitals have acquired Indian bowlers Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, and Titas Sadhu along with overseas stars Jess Jonassen and Taniya Bhatia. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals | Possible Lineups

Royal Challengers Bangalore Women:

  • S Mandhana(C)
  • DD Kasat
  • HC Knight
  • SS Pawar
  • SFM Devine
  • EA Perry
  • Kanika Ahuja
  • Richa Ghosh
  • Shreyanka Patil
  • Renuka Singh
  • ML Schutt

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.

Delhi Capitals Women:

  • JI Rodrigues
  • MM Lanning(C)
  • Jasia Akhtar
  • Shafali Verma
  • Alice Capsey
  • Titas Sadhu
  • M Mani
  • M Kapp
  • T Bhatia
  • JL Jonassen
  • Poonam Yadav

DC Full Squad: Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Meg Lanning, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Marizanne Kapp, Titas Sadhu, Alice Capsey, Laura Harris, Minnu Mani, Jasia Akhtar, Tara Noris, Jess Jonassen, Arundhati Reddy, Sneha Deepthi, Taniyaa Bhatia, Aparna Mondal, Poonam Yadav.

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