Mumbai Indians are on a run that is destroying the opposition completely. They have already won all 4 matches & most importantly, they have done it so easily. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur is in great form & the other batters are too but the showstopper is Saika Ishaque. She has been the most dangerous player for the rivals. Gujarat Giants have only managed to win only 1 match out of the 4 matches they played. They are sitting in the 4th position and that is not a good sign for them. On paper, they are not the best team, but they also are not a team to sit in the second-last position. Mumbai & Gujarat will face each other for the second time. The last time they met, was the opener of the WPL 2023 at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai. Mumbai dominated & destroyed Gujarat in that fixture so they will be the best to go on for the second time at Brabourne Stadium.
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Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Giants | Match Details
Time: 7.30 pm IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Where to Watch: Sports 18, Jio Cinema
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. It will be the fourth game of the season at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The teams have easily scored 200 runs at this venue. Batters have dominated the tournament so far and might do the same in this game. The average first innings score in the last five T20 games has been 193 runs. Clear skies will greet both sides on Friday, with the temperature expected to be between 26 and 35 degrees Celsius.
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Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Giants | Team News
MI faced a tough test against Warriorz on Sunday but still managed to come as a winning team. It was the first time they picked less than two wickets in the powerplay but managed to pull the game back at the death. Their batting is still largely untested with the top and middle order doing the bulk. Fast bowler Issy Wong has been a quiet contributor for Mumbai in their campaign so far. She’s been their most economical bowler and has rattled oppositions with swing and pace upfront before returning at the death. Saika Ishaque has been the best player
Gujarat recruited Laura Wolvaardt for Sophia Dunkley, whose 18-ball half-century made her one of only two Giants batters to have a fifty-plus score. Their batting has faced hot and cold matches and their death bowling is an area of concern. Giants’ economy of 14.71 in overs 17 to 20 is the worst – UP Warriorz and Delhi Capitals are joint-next with 10. Giants opener Meghana is yet to perform for her team. She has only 34 runs in four innings with a duck in the last outing. Giants’ head coach Rachael Haynes has backed Meghana to deliver soon in what she described as a “high-risk role”. Haynes also said that Meghana struck the ball well in training on Monday.
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Possible Lineups | Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Giants
Mumbai Indians Women:
- Yastika Bhatia (wk)
- Hayley Matthews
- Nat Sciver-Brunt
- Harmanpreet Kaur (capt)
- Amelia Kerr/Chloe Tryon
- Pooja Vastrakar
- Issy Wong
- Amanjot Kaur
- Humaira Kazi
- Jintimani Kalita
- Saika Ishaque
Mumbai Indians Women: Nat Sciver, Pooja Vastrakar, Harmanpreet Kaur, Yastika Bhatia, Amelia Kerr, Heather Graham, Amanjot Kaur, Isabelle Wong, Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishaque, Hayley Matthews, Chloe Tryon, Priyanka Bala, Humairaa Kaazi, Jintimani Kalita, Sonam Yadav, Neelam Bisht.
Gujarat Giants Women:
- S Meghana
- Sophia Dunkley
- Harleen Deol
- Ashleigh Gardner
- Laura Wolvaardt
- D Hemalatha
- Sushma Verma (wk)
- Kim Garth
- 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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