RCBW vs UPWW Match Preview

RCB has opted for a well-balanced mix of Indian and overseas players this season. Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine, and Ellyse Perry are expected to lead the batting lineup, providing a solid foundation for the team.

Moreover, the team boasts a number of talented local players such as Richa Ghosh, S. Meghana, and S. Shubha, which gives the selectors some room for maneuver. Despite the setback of Heather Graham's withdrawal, the team has made efforts to address the gap by including Nadine de Klerk.

The bowling department leans heavily towards spin, with Georgia Wareham, Sophie Molineux, and Shreyanka Patil leading the charge. However, the pace attack may be a concern, as Kate Cross stands out as the only quality fast bowler in the squad.

The UP Warriorz possess a formidable lineup of international players, with Chamari Athapaththu standing out as the most prominent. Her exceptional performance over the past year has been remarkable. Joining her at the top of the batting order is likely to be Alyssa Healy. Together, they aim to establish a solid foundation for the middle-order batsmen to build upon.

Additionally, the team boasts the talents of Tahlia McGrath and Sophie Ecclestone. Ecclestone, in particular, was one of the highest wicket-takers in the previous edition. The team also benefits from the presence of skilled Indian spinners, Deepti Sharma and Rajeshwari Gayakwad, who will complement Ecclestone's abilities.

However, the team does face a shortage of quality middle-order batsmen, and the pace attack appears vulnerable, especially in the absence of an experienced new ball bowler.


Weather Report

The weather in Bengaluru is likely to be clear with temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium is a batting paradise. The ball comes nicely onto the bat and the batters will be able to play their shots freely. The team batting first will look to score at least 180 runs to give their bowlers a good chance. That said, the bowlers who bowl a disciplined line and length will be rewarded.

Notable stats

Sophie Devine: All Class

Sophie Devine played some explosive knocks last season. In 8 matches, Devine scored 266 runs at a strike rate of 172.72. She is an excellent pick to build your Dream11 team around.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


RCBW vs UPWW Probable 11

RCBW Playing 11

  • Smriti Mandhana (C)
  • Sophie Devine
  • Ellyse Perry
  • Kanika Ahuja
  • Richa Ghosh (Wk)
  • Nadine de Klerk
  • Shreyanka Patil
  • Georgia Wareham
  • Renuka Singh
  • S Meghana
  • Asha Shobhna

UPWW Playing 11

  • Alyssa Healy (C)
  • Chamari Athapaththu
  • Deepti Sharma
  • Shweta Sehrawat
  • Kiran Navgire
  • Gouher Sultana
  • Tahlia McGrath
  • Sophie Ecclestone
  • Anjali Sarvani
  • Saima Thakor
  • Parshavi Chopra
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

We are backing the Royal Challengers to win this match. They have a strong batting line-up at their disposal which can take advantage of the good batting surface. Also, the team has a well-balanced bowling attack and a couple of quality all-rounders. 


Top Picks

Shreyanka Patil: Patil had emerged as one of the top finds for RCB in the last season. She picked up 6 wickets in 7 matches and also scored 62 runs.

Smriti Mandhana: One of the best opening batters in the T20 format, Mandhana has scored 3104 runs in her T20I career at an average of 27.46 and a strike rate of 121.53.

Alyssa Healy: Alyssa Healy scored 253 runs last season at an average of 31.62 and a strike rate of 141.34. 


RCBW vs UPWW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: A Healy, R Ghosh

Batters: S Mandhana

All-rounders: E Perry, S Devine (VC), T McGrath, C Atapattu (C), D Sharma

Bowlers: S Ecclestone, R Singh , S Patil

RCBW vs UPWW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction