UP Warriors vs Gujarat Giants
Gujarat Giants will return to the DY Patil Stadium a day after their heavy loss to Mumbai Indians, hoping for a turnaround when they take on UP Warriors, who will be playing their first Women’s Premier League game. But unfortunately for the Giants, the problems extend beyond the pitch.
Players to watch
For the Warriors, Healy, Newgeer and Harris are the ones expected to provide the fireworks with the bat, with Tahlia McGrath, Deepti and Devika Vaidya providing solid support. They also have Shweta Sehrawat, who was part of India’s under-19 World Cup winning team.
Ismail, Lauren Bell and Anjali Sarwani are the pace options in the bowling department, while Sophie Ecclestone and Rajeshwari Gyakwad top the spin department among the all-rounders.
UP Warriors (Probable): 1 Alyssa Healy, 2 Shweta Sehrawat, 3 Kiran Newgere, 4 Tahlia McGrath, 5 Grace Harris, 6 Divika Vaidya, 7 Deepti Sharma, 8 Simran Sheikh, 9 Shabnam Ismail, 10 Rajeshwari Gaekwad, 11 Her.
Gujarat Giants (Probable): 1 Sophia Dunkley/Beth Mooney, 2 S Meghana, 3 Harlene Deol, 4 Ashley Gardner, 5 Sushma Verma, 6 Annabelle Sutherland, 7 Dayalan Hemaltha, 8 Georgia Wareham, 9 Asnia Rana, 10 Tanuja Mansi Joshi, 11.
“It is a definite opportunity but what I would like is for the team not to repeat their mistakes. I will tell the girls to keep their heads up and learn from today. We will definitely do well.”
Vice-captain of Gujarat Giants Sunya Rana on leading in Mooney’s absence.
“We have a good mix of talent as well as experience and youth and we look forward to putting on a show for our fans. We are here to win and be ruthless in our brand of cricket.”
Captain of UP Warriors Alyssa Haley He has his eye on the prize.