UP Warriorz will face Gujarat Giants in the 3rd match of the inaugural Women’s Premier League on 5th March at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai. Gujarat Giants lost their first match of the campaign to Mumbai Indians with a huge margin of 143 runs. They would like to come back stronger while UP Warriorz will try to start their campaign with a good victory. Alyssa Healy will lead the side against Beth Mooney’s Gujarat. Although, Mooney sustained an injury in the last match so Sneh Rana or Ashleigh Gardner possibly lead for some time. Read the full match preview, possible lineups, and fantasy team prediction of the Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians match of WPL 2023 in our fantasy sports segment.
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UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants | Match Details
Time: 7.30 pm IST
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
Where to Watch: Sports 18, Jio Cinema
Only two Women’s T20I matches have been played at the DY Patil Stadium before the first WPL 2023 match between Mumbai & Gujarat. Generally, it has been a high-scoring ground. Australia had put up 187 and India were able to tie that match last year. Meanwhile, in the other match, Australia were able to chase India’s 172 easily just by losing 1 wicket. Mumbai Indians also put up a big total of 207 runs while batting first.
So, the team winning the toss will surely look to chase here with due coming into play in the latter part of the match. Moreover, you can expect a high-scoring match as well. Although Mumbai Indians restricted Gujarat to a score of just 64 runs when they came down to chase the total of 208. The Pitch is quite interesting and the weather condition will matter. At this point, batting first can be an advantage on this pitch.
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UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants | Team News
Warriorz, led by Alyssa Healy, will look to get off to a strong start. They have plenty of firepower in their line-up, such as the big-hitting Grace Harris and Kiran Navgire, while their bowling attack features Shabnim Ismail and Deepti Sharma.
Gujarat Giants have suffered a huge blow. Their captain Beth Mooney is doubtful for WPL 2023. Sneh Rana is on standby to lead Gujarat. Australia’s World Cup Hero Beth Mooney and captain of the Gujarat Giants had to leave the debut Women’s Premier League game due to an injury. Dendra Dottin, the West Indian all-rounder has opted out from the WPL due to an injury.
Aussie allrounder Kim Garth joined them to replace Dottin. Sneh Rana, Harleen Deol, and Ashleigh Gardner will hold the key in the middle overs as the prime all-rounders. Meanwhile, Mansi Joshi, Monica Patel, Hurley Gala, and Parunika Sisodia will be their options in the pace bowling department.
Possible Lineups | UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants
UP Warriorz Women:
- Alyssa Healy (Cap & Wk)
- Kiran Navgire
- Shabnim Ismail
- Sophie Ecclestone
- Rajeshwari Gayakwad
- Grace Harris
- Parshavi Chopra
- Deepti Sharma
- Tahlia McGrath
- Simran Shaikh
- Devika Vaidya
UP Warriorz Full Squad: Deepti Sharma, Sophie Ecclestone, Tahlia Mcgrath, Shabnim Ismail, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navgire, Parshavi Chopra, S.Yashasri, Kiran Navgire, Lauren Bell, Laxmi Yadav, Devika Baidya, Simran Sheikh.
Gujarat Giants Women:
- Sophia Dunkley
- S Meghana
- Harleen Deol
- Ashleigh Gardner
- Sushma Verma
- Annabel Sutherland
- Dayalan Hemalatha
- Georgia Wareham
- Sneh Rana
- Tanuja Kanwar
- Mansi Joshi
Gujarat Giants 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.
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