Friday, April 19, 2024

Mandhana’s RCB up vs tough-looking UP Warriorz


WPL 2024: As UP Warriorz tackle Royal Challengers Bangalore, all eyes can be on the latter, who did not impress within the first version.

After Sajana S’ heroics within the opening encounter, the second WPL match will see UP Warriorz and Royal Challenger Bangalore tackle one another on this 12 months’s version, in Bengaluru on Saturday. As each groups, underneath Alyssa Healy and Smriti Mandhana begin with a clear slate, there’s so much to show for each the groups, who didn’t have the specified WPL marketing campaign within the first season.

Time for Redemption

UP Warriorz, within the five-team event completed third within the factors desk, after which have been ousted within the eliminator. This time round, with an improved tea — acquired Danii Wyatt for INR 30 lakh, together with last-minute addition of Sri Lankan Chamari Athapaththu, their batting strengthened for certain, and would depend on the batters to ship.

As for Bangalore, underneath Mandhana, they might solely end with two wins in your entire season, regardless of having some large names of their ranks. This time round, with an improved bowling unit, together with the likes of veteran spinner Ekta Bisht, and Aussies Georgia Wareham, Sophie Molineux, RCB can be hoping for a turnaround.

Damage Issues & Participant Unavailability

One of many key gamers for UP Warriorz, Lauren Bell pulled out of the event to concentrate on her preparations for sequence towards New Zealand. As a substitute of getting a like-for-like alternative, the administration opted for Chamari Athapaththu.

However, England nice Heather Knight had additionally withdrawn from the event, that might influence RCB considerably. Kanika Ahuja has been dominated out too.

UP Warriorz Squad

Alyssa Healy, Anjali Sarvani, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris, Kiran Navgire, Chamari Athapaththu, Laxmi Yadav, Parshavi Chopra, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Soppadhandi Yashasri, Shweta Sehrawat, Sophie Ecclestone, Tahlia McGrath, Danni Wyatt, Vrinda Dinesh, Poonam Khemnar, Saima Thakor, Gouher Sultana.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad

Asha Shobana, Disha Kasat, Ellyse Perry, Indrani Roy, Nadine de Klerk, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Shraddha Pokharkar, Shreyanka Patil, Smriti Mandhana (C), Sophie Devine, Georgia Wareham, Kate Cross, Ekta Bisht, Shubha Satheesh, S Meghana, Simran Bahadur, Sophie Molineux.

Editors choose


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