The UP Warriorz are all set to start their journey in the WPL this Sunday when they face off against the Gujarat Giants at the DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. Although the Giants are considered the frontrunners to win this match, the Warriorz have acquired some dynamic players during the auction and are determined to give their opponents a run for their money.
UP WARRIORZ WOMEN
The UP Warriorz have a tough task ahead of them as they begin their WPL campaign against the Gujarat Giants. Despite having some international stars in their squad, the team seems to lack depth in both batting and bowling departments.
The team has invested in some of the best international players, but local players have been overlooked in the process. The batting department seems to be especially lacking, with Alyssa Healy and Tahlia McGrath being the only recognized big hitters. The squad also lacks quality Indian players, with only Deepti Sharma being a notable inclusion. On the bowling front, Sophie Ecclestone and Shabnim Ismail are expected to lead the attack.
As the team has not played any matches yet, their recent form cannot be determined.
The Warriorz have a tough task ahead of them, as they face the Gujarat Giants who are the favorites to win the contest. However, the Warriorz do have some talented players in their squad who can put up a good fight. The team will have to rely on their international stars to perform and will need some of their local players to step up if they hope to win the match.
GUJARAT GIANTS WOMEN
The Gujarat Giants had a disastrous start to their WPL campaign as they were beaten by the Mumbai Indians Women by a massive 143-run margin.
Despite having some of the best bowlers in the team, including Ashleigh Gardner, Georgia Wareham, and Annabel Sutherland, the Giants’ bowlers were hammered all over the park by a strong Mumbai batting line-up. In their chase, the Giants lost wickets at regular intervals and could only manage a paltry 64 runs, with only D Hemalatha and Monica Patel reaching double figures.
The Giants’ recent form is concerning, as they have started their campaign with a huge loss, and will need to turn things around quickly to stay in contention for the playoffs.
The Giants’ middle-order batters will have to step up in the upcoming matches to provide stability to the team’s batting line-up. However, their biggest concern is their bowling, especially the seam department, which has proven to be weak in their opening match. The team will need to work on their bowling and bring some changes to their playing XI to compete better in the upcoming games.
Pitch and Condition
The weather forecast for the DY Patil Sports Academy is expected to remain clear with temperatures ranging from 30-33 degrees Celsius.
DY Patil Sports Academy has a flat pitch that is considered a batting paradise. The consistent bounce makes it easier for batters to play big shots, and the fast outfield encourages plenty of boundaries. While quicker bowlers have traditionally struggled on this pitch, spin bowlers can extract spin by hitting the footmarks.
The average first-inning score on this pitch is around 160-170.
The match is likely to be played in good weather conditions, and the pitch is expected to be a flat batting wicket, which should provide an exciting contest between the bat and ball.
UP W vs GUJARAT W – CRICKET BETTING TIPS
Despite a tough start in their opening match, the Gujarat Giants have a favorable opportunity to redeem themselves against the UP Warriorz on Sunday. The Giants boast a potent batting order in comparison to their opponents, with several versatile all-rounders who can make significant contributions with both the bat and ball.