RCBW vs MIW Match Preview

The RCB women had to endure a loss for the first time this season on Thursday when they went down to Delhi Capitals women. But, a victory in this contest will take them to the top of the points table. The Bengaluru skipper Smriti Mandhana sprung a minor surprise on Thursday by including Nadine de Klerk in the side in place of the injured Aussie all-rounder Ellyse Perry. We expect Perry to remain unavailable for the game tomorrow as she is unlikely to recuperate before tomorrow's game.

One of the crucial batters for Bengaluru is the right-hander Sabbhineni Meghana. She was runout in the last encounter but has been consistent in the WPL otherwise, with good contributions in almost all the games. The skipper, Smriti Mandhana, will also go into this game in good nick. The right-arm swing bowler Renuka Singh was the most economical bowler in the seventh game of competition for RCB. Nadine de Klerk did not do well with the bat but made a good first appearance with the ball.

The Mumbai Indians women have a similar track record in the WPL to Bengaluru. They started well with a couple of wins only to lose their last encounter against UP Warriors women. Despite a formidable array of players in their ranks, MI lost the game to the UP Warriors. But the leading cause for worry for the Indians is different. Their key pacer, Shabnim Ismail, and the skipper, Harmanpreet Kaur, are carrying injuries in this encounter. With Nat Sciver leading the team, we saw Issy Wong come into the team.

There are question marks over Harmanpreet Kaur's fitness. Another crucial player for MI women is Hayley Matthews. The 25-year-old all-rounder played well in her last few games and is improving continuously. A crucial batter for Mumbai is Yastika Bhatia. This wicketkeeper batter made a solid start to the competition with a 57-run effort against Delhi Capitals. The 21-year-old right-arm fast-medium bowler Issy Wong made a significant impact in her first game. But the most consistent bowler for Mumbai has been Amelia Kerr with bother bat and ball.

Weather Report

We are expecting clear weather for this contest. The temperature during this game will hover close to 30 degrees. The relative humidity will be lower, and you can expect dry conditions for the contest. There is no possibility of getting rain interruptions for this contest.

Pitch Report

The first eleven games of the WPL 2024 will be played at the famous M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Generally speaking, the track on offer here will favor batters. You will also get shorter boundaries and can expect big-scoring games here.

Notable stats

Nat Sciver Brunt has an excellent average-to-strike rate ratio with the bat.

Sciver Brunt has scored runs with an average of 41.57 and a strike rate of 132.27 in her last ten appearances.

Amelia Kerr has an excellent strike rate with the ball.

Amelia Kerr has picked up 18 wickets from her last ten games with a strike rate of 12.

Team News

There are some niggling injury worries haunting both these teams. It remains to be seen which players can get fit enough to play for tomorrow's game.

RCBW vs MIW Probable 11

RCBW Playing 11

  • Smriti Mandhana (C)
  • Sophie Devine
  • Sabbhineni Meghana
  • Nadine de Klerk
  • Richa Ghosh (Wk)
  • Georgia Wareham
  • Sophie Molineux
  • Shreyanka Patil
  • Simran Bahadur
  • Asha Sobhana
  • Renuka Singh

MIW Playing 11

  • Hayley Matthews
  • Yastika Bhatia (Wk)
  • Nat Sciver-Brunt (C)
  • Amelia Kerr
  • Pooja Vastrakar
  • Issy Wong
  • Sajeevan Sajana
  • Amanjot Kaur
  • Humaira Kazi
  • Sathyamoorthy Keerthana
  • Saika Ishaque
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Both these teams have a nearly identical record in this year's WPL. You can pretty much expect a close game of cricket. But the Mumbai Indians women are likely to have an upper hand as they have some explosive players in their ranks. We will bet with Mumbai Indians Women to win this contest.

Top Picks

Harmanpreet Kaur: The Mumbai skipper has scored 306 runs from her last nine games with an average of 43.71 and a strike rate of 124.89.

Amelia Kerr: Amelia Kerr has picked up 18 scalps from her last ten games with an excellent strike rate of 12.

Nat Sciver Brunt: Sciver Brunt has scored 291 runs in her last ten games with an average of 41.57 and a strike rate of 132.27.

Issy Wong: This Mumbai bowler has picked up 13 wickets from her last eight games with a strike rate 12.23.

RCBW vs MIW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Y Bhatia , R Ghosh

Batters: H Kaur, S Mandhana, S Meghana

All-rounders: H Matthews, N Sciver Brunt (VC), S Devine, A Kerr (C)

Bowlers: S Ismail, G Wareham

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