WPL 2024: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz Match Preview, Team News, Head-to-head, Possible XI and Dream11 Team Prediction

Royal Challengers Bangalore will host UP Warriorz in the second match of the WPL 2024 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

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WPL 2024: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz Match Preview, Team News, Head-to-head, Possible XI and Dream11 Team Prediction

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Women's Premier League (WPL) 2024 started with a rematch from last season's final. Now it's time, we head into the second match of this season in which Royal Challengers Bangalore are set to welcome UP Warriorz at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday, 24th February 2024. From possible playing XIs to Dream11 predictions, here is everything you need to know about Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz Match in WPL 2024 as both teams look to start their season on a high.

Also Read: WPL 2024 full Schedule: Mumbai-Delhi clash to start from 23rd February

Match Details

  • Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz - WPL 2024

  • Date: 24/2/2024

  • Time: 7:30 pm

  • Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

WPL 2024: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz Match Venue - M. Chinnaswamy Stadium  Image - Wikipedia
WPL 2024: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz Match Venue - M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Image - Wikipedia

How to watch the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz WPL 2024 Match?

The Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz WPL 2024 match will be televised on Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels in India. All the WPL 2024 matches will be streamed free on the Jio Cinema app and website.

Ground Stats:

Till now there have been 9 WT20I games played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The team which batted first won in 4 of them, and the team which fielded first won in the rest of the five games. However, with the due in mind at this time of the year, teams might look to chase. 

The highest total (171/5) was recorded by the Delhi Capitals which they scored in the WPL 2024 opener yesterday against Mumbai Indians (173/6) but then the defending champions chased the target on the very last ball, thanks to debutant Sajeevan Sajana, who struck a six off the last delivery.

Also Read: WPL 2024: Every WPL squad after the auction

Team News

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB won only two out of eight matches last season and finished in the fourth position. Smriti Mandhana will lead RCB again this season. Smriti was only able to accumulate 149 runs in 8 matches last season. This time around, She would like to capitalize on her good form.

The Kiwi batter, Sophie Devine opened with Mandhana and scored 266 runs in 8 matches in the last season. She ended as the top run-getter for the side. Devine will look to dominate with the bat this season as well.

Perry scored 253 runs and picked up 8 wickets and was the best player from the team in the inaugural edition of the WPL. She would like to replicate her form this season too but with more consistency than before.

RCB retained a total of 11 players from last season and picked seven players in the auction. They released Dané Van Niekerk and Megan Schutt. In the mini-auction, Ekta Bisht was the most expensive player for RCB who was picked for INR 60 lakh. Georgia Wareham, Kate Cross, and Sophie Molineux are the three foreign players that RCB signed in the mini-auction.

Heather Knight will not be available for the tournament and South African all-rounder Nadine de Klerk has replaced him. Kanika Ahuja is also unavailable as she sustained an injury and left-arm pacer Shraddha Pokharkar has replaced the pacer in RCB's squad.

UP Warriorz

The Warriorz finished third with four wins and losses each in eight matches last season. UP Warriorz played the eliminator game against Mumbai Indians but unfortunately lost the match and got eliminated from the competition by 72 runs.

UP retained a total of 13 players from last season and picked five players in the mini-auction. Vrinda Dinesh was the most expensive buy for the Warriorz and was brought into the team for INR 1.3 crore. The English all-rounder Dani Wyatt was the only foreign player that Warriorz picked in the mini-auction.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz: head-to-head in WPL

Matches Played: 2

RCB Won: 1

UPW Won: 1

Possible XIs:

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Smriti Mandhana (C), Sabbhineni Meghana, Richa Ghosh (wk), Nadine de Klerk, Simran Bahadur, Shreyanka Patil, Kate Cross, Sobhana Asha, Renuka Singh

  • UP Warriorz: Tahlia McGrath, Chamari Athapaththu, Alyssa Healy (C) (wk), Kiran Navgire, Shweta Sehrawat, Vrinda Dinesh, Saima Thakor, Sophie Ecclestone, Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Anjali Sarvani

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz: Dream XI Team Prediction

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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs UP Warriorz: Dream XI Team Prediction Image | SportzPoint

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