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After a very long wait, the Women’s Premier League is finally here. There are a total of five teams, with players from all around the globe participating in the showpiece tournament. A total of 22 matches will be played including the playoffs. Gujarat Giants will lock horns with the Mumbai Indians women in the historic first game.

Gujarat Giants have the likes of Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Harleen Deol, Sophia Dunkley, Kim Garth, Annabel Sutherland and Sneh Rana as their big names. They have some good batters and quality all-rounders but they look a little light in the pace bowling department and lack experienced domestic pacers. Deandra Dottin is ruled out of the tournament and it is a huge loss for Gujarat, but they have an excellent core of overseas players who need to perform consistently for them to do well.

Mumbai Indians, meanwhile, have a strong line-up. The likes of Harmanpreet Kaur, Natalie Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Matthews and Heather Graham form a very strong core. However, they also lack a bit in the pace bowling department as both Pooka Vastrakar and Natalie Sciver-Brunt are in not the best of form with the ball. Heather Graham will be their lead pacer. They have an explosive batting unit with good depth. Mumbai will be eyeing a win to start off their journey in the WPL.

Match Details

  • Location: D Y Patil Sports Stadium, Mumbai.
  • Time: 7:30pm (IST).
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WPL 2023 Match 1: GUJ-W vs MI-W Possible Playing XIs

Beth Mooney will lead the Gujarat Giants.

Gujarat Giants: Beth Mooney (c & wk), Harleen Deol, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland/Sophia Dunkley, Sabbhineni Meghana, Sneh Rana, Dayalab Hemlatha, Ashwani Kumari, Mansi Joshi, Monica Patel

Harmanpreet Kaur will lead Mumbai Indians women.

Mumbai Indians Women: Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Amelia Kerr, Natalie Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Amanjot Kaur, Heather Graham, Pooka Vastrakar, Humaira Kazi, Sainika Ishaque, Jintimani Kalita

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Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Gujarat Giants

  • Gujarat’s skipper Beth Mooney is one of the most consistent performers in women’s cricket. She was the third-highest run-scorer of the recently concluded Women’s T20 World Cup with 206 runs in six matches at an average of 51.50 including three half-centuries.
  • Ashleigh Gardner is in excellent form and she’ll be a very important player for Gujarat. She won player of the tournament in the recent World Cup. She scored 110 runs in five innings at an average of 36.66 and had 10 wickets to her name.
  • Annabel Sutherland will be a key player for Gujarat after Deandra Dottin was ruled out of the tournament. She is a capable all-rounder and can win games with both bat and ball. Sutherland scored 304 runs at an average of 33.77 and picked up 21 wickets in WBBL 2022.
  • Sneh Rana will be an important bowler for Gujarat. She bowls very economically and is handy with the bat as well. Rana has 24 wickets in 25 WT20Is at an economy of 6.21. Rana can bowl in any phase of the innings.

Mumbai Indians Women

  • Natalie Sciver-Brunt is one of best all-rounders in women’s cricket. She was the 2nd highest run-scorer of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 with 216 runs at an average of 72 in five innings. Brunt can bowl 2-3 overs as well.
  • Amelia Kerr is the best all-rounder in Mumbai’s squad. She will bat at number three and will bowl four overs of her leg spin. Kerr is a match-winner with both bat and ball. She has been a consistent performer for the White Ferns and will look to repeat the same in the WPL.
  • West Indian Hayley Matthews is another excellent all-rounder in the Mumbai squad. She bats very aggressively at the top and bowls handy off-spin. Matthews scored 130 runs in the recently concluded Women’s T20 World Cup at an average of 43.33 and she picked up four wickets as well.
  • Harmanpreet Kaur hasn’t been in the best of form lately but she is a champion player and we all know how capable she is. She struck an excellent 34-ball 52 in the recent semi-final against Australia. Kaur can also roll her arm over if required.

Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai Pitch Report and Weather

The pitch at the DY Patil Sports Academy will be an excellent one for batting. The ball will come onto the bat nicely and there will be plenty of runs on offer for the batters. Pacers will get some movement with the new ball in the powerplay while the spinners will come into play as the game progresses.

The average first innings score here in women’s cricket is 180 runs and chasing sides have won both the games. A warm and clear evening is forecast.

WPL 2023 Match 1: GUJ-W vs MI-W Dream11 Prediction Today 4 March 2023

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

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WPL 2023 Match 1: GUJ-W vs MI-W Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

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Base team:

  • Wicket-keepers: Beth Mooney
  • Batters: Harmanpreet Kaur
  • All-rounders: Amelia Kerr, Ash Gardner
  • Bowlers: Heather Graham

WPL 2023 Match 1: GUJ-W vs MI-W Match Prediction – Who will win?

Mumbai Indians have a very strong side with excellent depth in both batting and bowling. They are expecting to win this game.

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