The inaugural edition of Women’s Premier League (WPL) is all set to be played tonight with two of the highest-paying franchises which are Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians Women going against each other at the Dr. D.Y. Patil Sports Academy. GUJ-W vs MI-W Match 1 carries significant importance but it is very crucial for every franchise to start off a big tournament like this one with a WIN and don’t allow any negativity to join the dressing room so early in the tournament. Check out the GUJ-W vs MI-W match 1 probable playing XIs along with match prediction & best fantasy XI team you can pick to win exciting cash rewards on Dream11.
GUJ-W vs MI-W Match 1 Details
Both teams interms of team squad and strength have reasonable playing lineups available along with very experienced captains in the likes of Beth Mooney & Harmanpreet Kaur. The GUJ-W vs MI-W match details is as follows.
Match: Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians Women, Match 1
Competition: Women’s Premier League (WPL)
Date: 4th March 2023
Time: 19:30 IST / 14:00 GMT
Ground: Dr. D.Y. Patil Sports Academy
GUJ-W vs MI-W Live Streaming
BCCI issued a media rights tender for WPL a few months ago which was won by Viacom 18 sports network at a whopping price of INR 951 crore for a five-year period. All cricket fans in India can enjoy WPL live streaming coverage on the Jio Cinema application for completely free while on TV you can tune into Sports18 Network of channels which is available on all popular Cable/Dish operators in India like Tata Play, Airtel DTH, JioTV+ & so on.
The forecast for tonight’s 1st WPL match is excellent with clear skies and no rain interruptions in sight. Temperatures are expected to be in the range of high 20s during the game with medium-level humidity which might bring in the dew factor in play in the 2nd innings.
The conditions at the Dr. D.Y. Patil Sports stadium are good for batters with a little bit of spin on offer plus in the early powerplay overs it also sometimes generates some extra zip and bounce which can go both ways as some batters enjoy the ball coming to the bat nicely while it can trouble some batters too. The average 1st innings score on this venue is around 140 to 155 runs.
GUJ-W vs MI-W Probable Playing XIs
It is the 1st time many of the players in both franchises are playing together so naturally, it can take some time to adjust to this whole new franchise cricket setup and both teams will prefer to play playing XIs mostly on relying on the previous stats and team combinations which might suit the conditions.
Below are the probable team XIs for GUJ-W vs MI-W match 1 of WPL 2023.
Gujarat Giants Women: BL Mooney(C), S Meghana, SIR Dunkley, H Deol, DJS Dottin, Ashwani Kumari, A Gardner, Hurley Gala, Sneh Rana, M Joshi, Parunika Sisodia
Mumbai Indians Women: Yastika Bhatia, Dhara Gujjar, Amanjot Kaur, H Kaur(C), Hayley Matthews, NR Sciver, AC Kerr, CL Tryon, P Vastrakar, N Bisht, Jintimani Kalita
GUJ-W vs MI-W Fantasy XI
On paper, it seems like Mumbai Indians Women have a slightly better squad on paper than Gujarat Giants but the key difference between both teams will be about how well the spinners bowl and what advantage can the openers in both teams can provide in the crucial powerplay overs when the ball will be new and fresh and will be slightly easy to score some quick runs.
Below is the best Dream11 team for GUJ-W vs MI-W match 1 of WPL 2023.
GUJ-W vs MI-W Dream11 Team: BL Mooney (c), Ashwani Kumari, Armanjot Kaur, A Gardner, DJS Dottin (vc), Hurley Gala, Hayley Matthews, NR Sciver, AC Kerr, N Bisht, P Vastrakar
For captaincy, we have gone with the experienced BL Mooney while DJS Dottin is our preferred candidate for the vice-captaincy. Both of these players are in form and have the capability to change the match over its heads and give you a good chance to grab the maximum Dream11 points.
GUJ-W vs MI-W Match Prediction
Experienced bookmakers have suggested this game to be a very close encounter as both teams’ squad strength looks balanced on paper while some cricket analyst predicts the Mumbai Indians Women’s team to win this match with a winning probability of around 52%.
Hayley Matthews, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Harmanpreet Kaur & Pooja Vastrakar are our top picks of players who you can bet on as all of these players are expected to play a very crucial role in this GUJ-W vs MI-W game in WPL.
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