The first week of WPL 2023 is coming to an end and on Friday we will witness a thrilling clash between Royals Challengers Bangalore and UP Warriorz at Brabourne Stadium. In the first week, Mumbai Indians are leading the charts with two wins and an NRR of +5.185. Gujarat Giants are currently at the bottom of the points table with two losses and an NRR of -3.765.
With a net run rate of -3.176, Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently placed at the fourth spot in the WPL point table. They have lost both of their games and it is not a good start for the team.
UP Warriorz is comfortably sitting at the third spot in the point table with one win and a loss and a net run rate of -0.864. Bookmakers are out with the odds for this match.
Bangalore didn't have a good start to WPL 2023 and the results have come out against the team. The team has witnessed two consecutive losses against Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians. The primary concern for the team is their weak batting lineup and loose bowling. The middle order is also struggling to handle the pressure of scoring runs in the tournament.
After two consecutive losses, Bangalore will be planning to make some changes to the team. However, there is no official announcement yet.
Predicted Lineup: Smriti Mandhana (c), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Disha Kasat, Richa Ghosh (wk), Heather Knight, Kanika Ahuja, Megan Schutt, Shreyanka Patil, Preeti Bose, Renuka Thakur Singh
The Warriorz had a good start to their WPL 2023 campaign as they scored a thrilling win against Gujarat Giants in their first game. However, the team lost its rhythm in the second game against Delhi Capitals and witnessed an embarrassing defeat in a high-scoring fixture. The primary concern for the team management is weak bowling.
UP Warriorz will be coming on the field with the same combination.
Predicted Lineup: Devika Vaidya, Anjali Sarwani, Deepti Sharma, Shabnim Ismail, Simran Shaikh, Sophie Ecclestone, Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navgire, Tahlia McGrath, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Alyssa Healy
We predict a win for UP Warriorz because they have a good batting depth and Bangalore is struggling to score runs.