Date: 13 March 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
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Royal Challengers Bangalore Women have been shambolic, to say the least in the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League. The Smriti Mandhana-led team has lost all four games played so far and they have no one but themselves to blame for that loss. While there have been batting collapses in a couple of games, there have been poor bowling performances throughout the tournament so far. Smriti Mandhana has not cracked the code yet and thus RCB continue to suffer. They will have an uphill task when they face an upbeat Delhi Capitals who have been brilliant so far.
DC Women, under Meg Lanning look like a force to reckon with as they have won three out of four matches played. They crushed Gujarat Giants by ten wickets in their last game. The opening pair of Shafali Verma and Meg Lanning has been an instant hit while DC continue to ride on the brilliance of their international stars in bowling. It is going to be an interesting contest with RCB desperate for a win with DC on a merry run.
The pitch at DY Patil Stadium is one of the best batting surfaces and it is expected to be the same for the RCB vs DC game. Batters will continue to enjoy the even bounce on the pitch while bowlers will have to be extra careful with their lengths.
SportsTiger Playing XI of RCB Women
Smriti Mandhana (c), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Richa Ghosh (wk), Erin Burns, Shreyanka Patil, Kanika Ahuja, Sahana Pawar, Komal Zanzad, Renuka Thakur Singh
SportsTiger Playing XI of DC Women
Meg Lanning (c), Shafali Verma, Laura Harris, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Jess Jonassen, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Minnu Mani, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Tara Norris
Delhi Capitals are in some serious form and the Meg Lanning-led side looks all set to crush their opponent in the next fixture.
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