GGW vs MIW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 04, 2023

GGW vs MIW Match Prediction - Mar 04, 2023

The much-awaited Women’s Premier League kicks off this weekend, as the Mumbai Indians Women host the Gujarat Giants for the inaugural game this weekend.

The league consists of 5 teams who will face each other twice during the group stage in a round-robin format. The top-ranked team at the end of the group stage will get a direct entry to the Finals, while the 2nd and 3rd ranked teams will face each other in an Eliminator to claim the second spot in the Finals. 

The Mumbai Indians Women are the favorites at all the best cricket betting sites but will they be able to live up to that expectation? Let us see.

GGW vs MIW Team Previews

Gujarat Giants Women

Unlike the Mumbai Indians, whose management has a lot of experience in T20 franchise cricket, the Gujarat Giants aren't related to any existing IPL teams and it will be interesting to see how that affects their gameplay.

The team seems to have bet on overseas players to give them a solid performance and that is not necessarily a bad thing. The Gujarat Giants will be helmed by Beth Mooney, who played a brilliant knock of 74 runs in the finals of the recently concluded ICC Women’s T20 World Cup to help Australia lift the trophy for the 3rd consecutive time.

She will be aided by fellow Australians Ashleigh Gardner and Annabel Sutherland, both of whom are excellent all-rounders, while Sophia Dunkley and Deandra Dottin will add firepower to the batting line-up. The Giants are however a bit short on quality Indian players as Harleen Deol and Sneh Rana are the only two regulars from the National team. While D Hemalatha, Ashwani Kumari, and S Meghana have shown a lot of potential in the domestic circuit, they can crack under pressure and cannot be relied on in close situations.

Sneh Rana is an experienced campaigner and will likely be quite effective on the pitch at the DY Patil Stadium with her off-breaks. She will be supported by Georgia Wareham who seems to have recovered from her injury. However, the pace attack of the Giants lacks quality bowlers and that can be a bit of an issue, especially during the Powerplay. 

Gujarat Giants Women Playing 11

Beth Mooney, Sabbhineni Meghana, Harleen Deol, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Dayalan Hemalatha, Georgia Wareham, Sneh Rana, Tanuja Kanwar, Monica Patel, Mansi Joshi.

Mumbai Indians Women

After the success of the Mumbai Indians Men’s team in the IPL, the onus will be on the Women to replicate that success in the WPL. And the team management seems to have infused a lot of firepower, especially in the batting department, to achieve that goal.

The Mumbai Indians will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur, who led the Indian team in the recently concluded ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa. Despite her stellar leadership and some good batting, especially in the semifinals against a formidable Australia, Kaur’s team suffered a heartbreak and couldn’t make it to the Finals.

However, Harmanpreet will likely put that loss behind her and focus all her energies on what is likely to be the biggest event in Women’s T20 cricket. She has a strong batting line-up at her disposal, consisting of power hitters like Nat Sciver-Brunt and Hayley Matthews, both of whom played well in the World Cup.

Yastika Bhatia will be the team’s primary wicket-keeper and she too is capable of scoring runs at a steady rate. The team has also invested in several good all-rounders including Amelia Kerr, Chloe Tryon, and Pooja Vastrakar.

Their bowling lacks the bite and that could be the Achilles heel for the MI Women. The unit consists of relatively inexperienced players like Sonam Yadav, Saika Ishaque, and Issy Wong, who may leak runs under pressure.


Mumbai Indians Women Playing 11

Harmanpreet Kaur, Yastika Bhatia, Natalie Sciver, Hayley Matthews, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Humaira Kazi, Amanjot Kaur, Jintimani Nakul Kalita, Saiqa Ishaque, Amelia Kerr.

GGW vs MIW Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai will host the inaugural match of the WPL. The pitch is excellent to bat on and has hosted quite a few high-scoring encounters in the past. The average first-inning score here is around 160 which can be considered a par score. The quicker bowlers are likely to struggle here but the spinners will get some assistance.

There is likely to be some dew on the ground, especially during the second innings, making it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball. The weather is expected to be clear with temperatures of around 30 degrees Celcius. 


GGW vs MIW Betting Tips

Both teams have pretty similar strengths and weaknesses and it will all boil down to which team will bat better in this match. And in that department, we think that the Mumbai Indians Women hold an edge as they have a good mix of players.

Nat Sciver-Brunt and Hayley Matthews are capable of scoring some quick runs while Harmanpreet Kaur and Heather Graham can stabilize the innings in the middle overs. The team also has a couple of capable all-rounders who give them an edge toward the end of an inning.

Bet on the Mumbai Indian Women to win this match. 


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    Top Batter for Gujarat Giants

    Beth Mooney (2.42)


Beth Mooney had an excellent outing in the Women’s T20 World Cup where she played a match-winning knock in the Finals. She has an excellent record in franchise cricket and is the all-time leading run-scorer in the WBBL. Thanks to her vast experience, we are backing her to be the top scorer for the Giants in this match.

  1. Betway


    Top Batter for Mumbai Indians Women

    Nat Sciver-Brunt (3.70)


Nat Sciver-Brunt was in sublime form in the T20 World Cup, where she emerged as the top run-getter for Australia Women, scoring 216 runs at an exceptional average of 76.00. The pitch at the DY Patil Stadium is flat and is perfect for her style of batting.

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    Mumbai Indians score before fall of first wicket

    Over 16.5 (1.87)


The Mumbai Indians Women are likely to open their batting with Hayley Matthews. Matthews is well-known for her excellent batting skills and rarely fails to give her Jinigeam a good start. Joining her could be Amanjot Kaur or Dhara Gujjar, both of whom have a good record in the domestic circuit. We are there backing an `Over´ bet here.

Today Match Prediction

Mumbai Indians Women To Win the Match, 1.76

Bet Tip Here

Who will win GGW vs MIW

Gujarat Giants Women 59.32% (315)
Mumbai Indians Women 40.68% (216)
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