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RCB-W vs GUJ-W Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report: WPL 2023 Match 16

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It will be a crucial clash of the teams at the bottom of the points table when Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on the Gujarat Giants in the 16th game of WPL 2023.

It is a must-win game for RCB after losing their first five matches. They registered their first win of the season in their last game, defeating UP Warriorz by five wickets in what was a morale-boosting performance. Ellyse Perry has been in exceptional form while Sophie Devine is performing well, and the emergence of 20-year old all-rounder Kanika Ahuja.

Here, Royal Challengers Bangalore women will look to play as a team and win this game to keep their play-offs hopes alive, with Heather Knight and the under-par Smriti Mandhana also crucial to their chances.

Gujarat Giants, meanwhile, are one position above RCB at number four in the points table with two wins in six games. They won their last game by 11 runs against the Delhi Capitals, thanks to a stirring performance with the ball.

They have been very inconsistent as a team but they’ve looked in good form in the last two games. Ashleigh Gardner found her touch with the bat, while Laura Wolvaardt is in good form as well. Harleen Deol and Sneh Rana have been consistent, and they need Sophia Dunkley to score runs consistently at the top. Indeed, Gujarat will be on their toes as they also need to win this game to stay alive in the competition.

Match Details

  • Location: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
  • Time: 7:30pm (IST).
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WPL 2023 Match 16: RCB-W vs GUJ-W Possible Playing XIs

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1. Smriti Mandhana (c), 2. Sophie Devine, 3. Ellyse Perry, 4. Heather Knight, 5. Kanika Ahuja, 6. Richa Ghosh (wk), 7. Shreyanka Patil, 8. Disha Kasat, 9. Megan Schutt, 10. Sobhana Asha, 11. Renuka Singh Thakur

Gujarat Giants: 1. Sophia Dunkley, 2. Laura Wolvaardt, 3. Harleen Deol, 4. Ashleigh Gardner, 5. Dayalan Hemlatha, 6. Ashwani Kumari, 7. Sneh Rana (c), 8. Sushma Verna (wk), 9. Tanuja Kanwar, 10. Mansi Joshi, 11. Ashwani Kumari

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • Ellyse Perry has been the best player for RCB in WPL 2023. She has been in sublime form with the bat and has picked up a few wickets as well.
  • Perry is the second-highest run-scorer of the tournament with 205 runs in six innings at an average of 41 including two 50+ scores.
  • Sophie Devine has improved her value in the team as she started bowling in the last game and picked up two important wickets. She has been in good form with the bat and has given good starts to her side. Devine has scored 167 runs at a strike rate of 143.97.
  • Richa Ghosh scored 31 runs in the last game and 37 in the game before that. She is a hard-hitting batter and can take down any bowling attack on her day. Richa has been in good form with the gloves as well.
  • Sobhana Asha has played two games and she has picked up two wickets each in both matches. She has bowled well and is the lead spinner for her side. Asha has controlled the flow of runs and picked up wickets in the middle overs.

Gujarat Giants

  • Sophia Dunkley smashed 65 (28) against RCB earlier this season.
  • Ashleigh Gardner scored 51* runs in the last game and picked up two wickets as well. She has picked up 5 wickets (2+3) in the last two games and a total of nine wickets in six matches.
  • Harleen Deol is the only consistent player with the bat for the Giants. She has scored 186 runs at an average of 31 in six matches, including 67 (45) vs RCB. She bowled in the last game and picked up one wicket as well.
  • Laura Wolvaardt scored 57 runs in the last game which was her second game of the WPL. She is one of the best batters in women’s cricket and is known for performing consistently. She can hold one end and take the attack to the opposition.
  • Kim Garth picked up two wickets and conceded only 18 runs in her four overs in the last game. She is the lead pacer for Gujarat and has been in good form with the ball. Garth has eight wickets to her name in five matches.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Gujarat Giants (201/7) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (190/6) on this ground earlier in WPL 2023.
  • Heather Knight smashed 30* (11) against Gujarat in their previous meeting.
  • Sophie Devine struck a 45-ball 66 against Gujarat back on March 8th.

Brabourne Stadium Mumbai Pitch Report and Weather

The pitches have started to get tired and two-paced. The spinners have got some assistance off the track, and will look to build on that today. Also, there will be likely be some movement for the pacers with the new ball.

Despite all that, it will still be a good pitch to bat on and the batters can dominate the game once they are settled in. The average first innings score at Brabourne is 170 runs in WPL 2023. It is 156 runs in the last three games. Chasing sides have won four out of the seven games played here. 

WPL 2023 Match 16: RCB-W vs GUJ-W Dream11 Prediction Today 18 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 16: RCB-W vs GUJ-W Dream11 Prediction Today 18 March 2023

Option 2:

RCB-W vs GUJ-W Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report: WPL 2023 Match 16 | RCB-W vs GUJ-W Dream11 Prediction Today | Brabourne Pitch Report
WPL 2023 Match 16: RCB-W vs GUJ-W Dream11 Prediction Today 18 March 2023

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Base team:

  • Wicket-keepers: Richa Ghosh
  • Batters: Sophie Devine, Laura Wolvaardt
  • All-rounders: Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner
  • Bowlers: Megan Schutt

WPL 2023 Match 16: RCB-W vs GUJ-W Match Prediction – Who will win?

Both teams have been struggling but RCB looks more balanced and they have many quality players in their ranks. They are expected to win this game.

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