RCB Women Playing 11 vs Gujarat Giants Women- WPL 2024, Match 13

Updated - 06 Mar 2024, 05:07 PM

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RCB Women takes on Gujarat Giants in match 13 of WPL 2024 in Delhi. The match starts at 7.30 pm IST. This is the second match of the Delhi leg of the tournament that started on March 5. This is also the reverse fixture between the two sides.

Royal Challengers Bangalore women defeated the Gujarat Giants by 8 wickets in the previous fixture. They chased down a paltry total of 108 against them in the previous game. Banglore was almost clinical last game against Gujarat Giants and is looking for another clinical performance.

Bangalore won just two matches overall last season and they have already won two in the first half of the tournament. However, they are yet to win against the two big teams Mumbai and Delhi. The management has also made the right choices so far in terms of selection of players.

Against the Gujarat Giants, they have another opportunity to notch up a big win and move up the points table. RCB seems to have found the right combination to play with.

They have made changes in the XIs but those changes have been majorly tactical. With the likes of Asha Sobhana and Renuka Singh in the bowling attack they pose a threat to Gujarat.

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RCB Women Playing 11 vs Gujarat Giants Women- WPL 2024, Match 13

Smriti Mandhana (C)

Mandhana will open the batting for RCB. She has had scores on her back coming into this game. She has scored over 200 runs in the tournament so far and has been better as a captain than last season. The batter ended the Bengaluru leg with a fifty against UP Warriorz and also as the leading run-getter.

Sophie Devine

Devine will open the batting with Smriti. She has not had the best of starts in this WPL season. She has had a best score of 23 against the Delhi Capitals and has taken three wickets with the ball.

Sabbhineni Meghana

Meghana will bat at three. She scored 36 in the first game between the two sides. She has already scored a fifty in the match against UP Warriors. he also has scored over 150 runs in the tournament so far.

Ellyse Perry

Ellyse Perry has been the backbone with the bat as she has anchored a few knocks. He played important roles with the bat in both of RCB’s wins. Perry scored an unbeaten 23 off 14 balls in the previous win over Gujarat. She scored 58 in the last game against UP.

Richa Ghosh (WK)

Richa will bat at five. She scored a matchwinning 62 in the match against the UP Warriorz. Ghosh has also been safe behind the stumps for the majority of the tournament. She has had a few lapses though.

Georgia Wareham

Wareham can bat at six. She had not had more chances with the bat. She had her chances with the ball and has picked up three wickets in four matches. She was relieved by the Giants allowing RCB to rope her in.

Sophie Molineux

Molineux has been the specialist left-arm spinner for RCB. She has been a dependent spinner as well and has played a role with the bat as well. She has taken four wickets in four matches so far in the tournament.

Asha Sobhana

Sobhana took a fifer in the match against UP Warriorz and her stocks rose in the IPL. She is the specialist leggie on the side and the side depends a lot on her bowling. She has taken the only fifer in the league so far.

Shreyanka Patil

Patil was retained by the franchise for her skills with both bat and ball she has shown so far. She picked Sox wickets last season and just two in this season so far. Patil was dropped from the playing Xi in the last game and should return to the XI.

Ekta Bisht

Bisht was given her first game for RCB in the last game. She was acquired by the RCB at the Player Auction for INR 60 lakhs and she has plenty of experience playing 42 games and picking up 53 wickets. She has also taken 98 ODI wickets.

Renuka Singh

Singh completes the likely RCB playing XI. She has been the go-to bowler for her captain Smriti Mandhana. However, she has been expensive this season so far bagging just two wickets in four games. Overall, she has taken just three wickets.

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