RCB Women vs Mumbai Indians Women Match Preview- WPL 2024, Match 9

Updated - 02 Mar 2024, 04:44 PM

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Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur are set to lock horns with their army in match 9 of WPL 2024. RCB Women vs MI Women encounter will be a thrilling encounter. Both teams will play their fourth match of WPL 2024 against each other. Below is the preview of the match.

Date and Venue

The RCB Women vs MI Women is the 9th match of WPL 2024. It will take place on Saturday, March 1 at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The match begins at 7:30 PM IST. The toss will take place at 7 PM IST. 

Team Analysis- WPL 2024 Match 9

Royal Challengers Bangalore Women

Royal Challengers Bangalore have played 3 games in WPL 2024. They take the top spot in the points table. They won their first match by a close margin against UP Warriorz by 2 runs. They demolished the Gujarat Giants by 8 wickets in the second encounter. In their previous match, they lost to Delhi Capitals. At home soil, RCB Women have showcased an incredible batting and bowling form. 

Mumbai Indians Women

Mumbai Indians Women have also featured in 3 games in WPL 2024. They won their opening game by 4 wickets against Delhi Capitals Women. They later crushed Gujarat Giants by 5 wickets in the next encounter. In the previous match, MI Women lost to UP Warriorz by 7 wickets in skipper Kaur’s absence. 

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Key Battles

Smriti Mandhana vs Nat-Sciver Brunt

Smriti Mandhana is an in-form batter for RCB Women. The RCB skipper will open the innings in the next clash. The left-handed batter is known for her explosive batting style at the start. Nat-Sciver Brunt is the opening bowler for MI Women. The medium-pacer will eye to outplay Mandhana as soon as possible.

Hayley Matthews vs Renuka Thakur Singh

Hayley Matthews slammed a marvelous half-century in the previous game. The Caribbean batter is known for her blistering start as an opener. Renuka Thakur Singh is a premium pacer for RCB Women. The right-arm pacer will look to downplay Matthews during the WPL 2024 encounter.

Harmanpreet Kaur vs Sophie Molineux

Harmanpreet Kaur is the leading run-getter for Mumbai Indians and owns a brilliant form. The Indian skipper bats in the middle and is one of the most dangerous batters in WPL 2024. Sophie Molineux is a key spinner for RCB Women and she will look to demolish Kaur with her spin attack. 

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Key Players

Royal Challengers Bangalore Women- Sabbhineni Meghana, Richa Ghosh, Smriti Mandhana, and Ellyse Perry have shown decent form in batting for RCB Women. In bowling, Asha Sobhana, Sophie Molineux, and Renuka Singh have showcased brilliant form.

Mumbai Indians Women- Harmanpreet Kaur, Yastika Bhatia, and Hayley Matthews have shattered half-centuries for MI Women in WPL 2024. They look in amazing form. Among bowlers, Amelia Kerr is the leading wicket-taker. Shabnim Ismail and Nat Sciver-Brunt are other bowlers who have grabbed the limelight with the ball.

Weather and Pitch

According to weather reports, there is no chance of rain at night in Bengaluru City on Saturday, March 2. Hence, the RCB-W vs MUM-W encounter will not be affected by rain. However, Dew will benefit the team batting second like the last few matches of WPL 2024.

The pitch conditions will favor batters over bowlers. Batters enjoy massive success at Chinnaswamy Stadium, which has short boundaries and a batting-friendly pitch. 

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Conclusion

The RCB Women and MI Women look like the two strongest teams in WPL 2024 after the first few games. RCB Women won both of their opening games. Their batters and bowlers have shown spectacular teamwork to drive the team to victories.

On the other hand, Mumbai Indians Women have many prominent players in their squad. They dominated the opposition in the first two games under skipper Harmanpreet Kaur. However, they faced a big defeat in their previous match in the absence of a captain. 

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