Today, there are two back-to-back matches scheduled for cricket enthusiasts. The first match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals is set to commence at 3.30 PM at Brabourne Stadium. Later in the evening, at 7.30 PM, the second game between UP Warriorz and Gujarat Giants will be held at DY Patil Stadium.
Yesterday's opening match was an absolute cracker. Mumbai Indians thrashed Gujarat Giants with a massive difference of 143 runs. Unfortunately, GG couldn't manage to keep up and suffered a loss. The captain of MI, Harmanpreet Kaur, performed exceptionally well and scored the first fifty of the tournament by smashing 65 runs in only 30 balls. Kaur's performance was truly commendable.
In a double-header match, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be led by Smriti Mandhana and the Delhi Capitals (DC) by Australian Meg Lanning, both being the most expensive cricketers of the Women's T20 Challenge. The Uttar Pradesh (UP) Warriorz will be led by Alyssa Healy. However, the participation of Beth Mooney, the captain of the Trailblazers, is uncertain as she suffered a knee injury in the first match of the tournament.
Royal Challengers Bangalore has world class Batters, Specialist attacking batting
The team comprises of some exceptional players such as Captain Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Heather Knight, Megan Schutt, and Dane van Niekerk. However, the team is missing some quality fast bowlers in their home ground.
Delhi Capitals; stable Team
The team comprises of Captain Meg Lanning, Vice-Captain Jemimah Rodrigues, and other talented international players like Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, Alice Capsey, Jess Jonassen, and Shikha Pandey. However, the team is currently facing a shortage of experienced players.
Gujarat Giants; top class all-rounders
Captain Beth Mooney is currently heading the GG team, which comprises of some of the finest all-rounders in the game such as Georgia Wareham, Harleen Deol, Annabel Sutherland, Sneh Rana, and Mansi Joshi. The team boasts a well-rounded lineup consisting of overseas batters and in-home spinners. Unfortunately, the team's performance may be affected by Captain Beth Mooney's knee injury.
UP Warriorz has world cup winning players
Alyssa Healy leads the team, comprising of Tahlia Mcgrath and Grace Harris, both world cup winners. Joining them is Shabnim Ismail, who played in the T20 World Cup final match. However, the team is currently short on fast bowlers and in-home batters.