RCB Women Playing 11 vs Gujarat Giants Women- WPL 2024, Match 5

Updated - 27 Feb 2024, 05:12 PM

RCB Women Playing 11 vs Gujarat Giants- WPL 2024, Match 5
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RCB Women takes on Gujarat Giants in match 5 of WPL 2024. The match starts at 7.30 pm in Bengaluru. Bengaluru will host the first 11 games after which the tournament moves to Delhi with the second half.

Royal Challengers Bangalore women are led by Smriti Mandhana. She won her first game as captain this season but her bat is still producing lower scores. She scored just 13 in the match against UP Warriorz. Starting from the first season, her form has been a concern for the franchise.

Bowling-wise, the RCB bowlers delivered the good led by Asha Shobana, She took 5/22 and played a key role in her team’s victory. The likes of Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, and Shreyanka Patil are also key with Renuka Singh the seamer.

Speaking about their history against Gujarat Giants, they won one game and lost one last year. Both the previous two games last season were high-scoring contests. The Giants won the first game while the RCB side won the second game. Heading into this game after a win over UP Warriorz, Royal Challengers Bangalore might play the same side barring any injury concerns.

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RCB Women Playing 11 vs Gujarat Giants Women- WPL 2024, Match 5

Smriti Mandhana (C)

Smriti Mandhana
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Mandhana is all set to open once again against the Gujarat Giants, Her highest WPL score of 37 came against this opposition last year.. She will be aiming for her first WPL fifty. She scored 13 against UP Warriorz.

Sophie Devine

Sophie Devine
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Devine will open the batting with Mandhana. Her best WPL score of 99 came also against this opposition last year. She scored one off five balls in the match against UP Warriorz. She has scored over 3000 T20I runs and has picked up 113 wickets.

Sabbhineni Meghana

Sabbhineni Meghana
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Meghana scored her first WPL fifty in the first match against UP Warriorz. She was released by Gujarat Giants which allowed RCB to pick her up by RCB and she responded with a fifty.

Ellyse Perry

Ellyse Perry
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Perry will bat at four. She was dismissed cheaply for 8 in the last game by Sophie Ecclestone. She is amongst the most experienced players in this RCB women’s side and needs to bring her experience to the fore.

Richa Ghosh (WK)

Richa Ghosh
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Richa Ghosh will bat at five. She scored an unbeaten 62 her maiden WPL fifty that came in a winning cause. Richa is a safe keeper as well and was brilliant with the bat in the last game.

Georgia Wareham

Georgia Wareham

Wareham was released by Gujarat Giants which allowed RCB to pick her up. She took one for 23 with the ball but did not get her opportunity with the bat. She bowled her led spin which makes her a key figure in the team.

Sophie Molineux

Sophie Molineux
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Molineux is another Australian cricketer in the RCB Women’s team. She played the first game and instantly made an impact dismissing Alyssa Healy in the game. Her left-arm spin is a wicket-taking option.

Shreyanka Patil

Shreyanka Patil
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Patiil will be the specialist Indian spinner. She went for 32 runs off his three overs. Her maiden WPL stint got her to the Indian team. She scored 62 runs with the bat and picked up seven wickets with the ball last season.

Simran Bahadur

Simran Bahadur
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Bahadur is the fast-bowling all-rounder in this team. She did not have a bar of ball last game but she missed an important catch and had a few misfields. He should get her opportunity in this game.

Asha Sobhana

Asha Sobhana
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Sobhana took five wickets in the last game against UP Warriorz and almost single-handedly won the match for her franchise. She will be a very keenly followed bowler for the rest of the tournament.

Renuka Singh

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Renuka completes the likely RCB XI in the match against Gujarat Giants. She swung the ball early and bowled three economical overs. She took 40 wickets across 29 matches for India in 2022 across white-ball formats.

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