The highly-anticipated match between Gujarat Giants and Mumbai Indians promises to be a showcase of the best talent in women`s cricket, as both teams will look to bring their A-game to the field when they take on each other in Women’s Premier League 2023 on Tuesday. One can expect an intense battle to unfold between the two formidable opponents, as they vie for glory in what appears to be a crucial 20-over encounter.
MI vs GG: Dream11 Team
Wicketkeeper: Yastika Bhatia
Batters: Hayley Matthews, Sophia Dunkley, Harmanpreet Kaur
All-rounders: Nat Sciver-Brunt, Ashleigh Gardner, Chloe Tyron
Bowlers: Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Amelie Kerr, Issy Wong
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MI vs GG: Full squads
Mumbai Indians: Harmanpreet Kaur, Nat Sciver, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Yastika Bhatia, Heather Graham, Isabelle Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishaque, Hayley Mathews, Chloe Tryon, Humairaa Kaazi, Priyanka Bala, Sonam Yadav, Jintimani Kalita, Neelam Bisht.
Gujarat Giants: Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney, Sophie Dunkley, Anna Sutherland, Harleen Deol, Deandra Dottin, Sneh Rana, S Meghana, Georgia Wareham, Mansi Joshi, D Hemalatha, Monica Patel, Tanuja Kanwer, Sushma Verma, Hurley Gala, Ashwani Kumari, Parunika Sisodia, Shabnam Shakil.
MI vs GG: Probable Playing XIs
Mumbai Indians: Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia (Wk), Natalie Sciver, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Saika Ishaque, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita.
Gujarat Giants: Ashleigh Gardner, Georgia Wareham, D Hemalatha, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana (C), Sushma Verma (Wk), Laura Wolvaardt, Sophia Dunkley, Tanuja Kanwar, Mansi Hoshi, Shabnam MD.
MI vs GG: Toss update
Gujarat Giants stand-in captain Sneh Rana wins toss, opts to bowl against table-toppers Mumbai Indians.
MI vs GG: Playing XIs confirmed
Mumbai Indians are playing an unchanged side while Gujarat Titans made two changes, including bringing in Sophia Dunkley.
Gujarat Giants: Sabbhineni Meghana, Sophia Dunkley, Harleen Deol, Ashleigh Gardner, Dayalan Hemalatha, Annabel Sutherland, Sushma Verma(w), Kim Garth, Tanuja Kanwar, Sneh Rana(c), Mansi Joshi
Mumbai Indians: Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia(w), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Dhara Gujjar, Amelia Kerr, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque
Follow live updates of Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Giants below.
8:30 PM: 112/3 after 15 overs
Yastika falls prey to a mix-up with Kaur, resulting in an easy run-out for Giants. Yastika had come down the pitch and got an under-edge that rolled towards short fine leg. She attempted a quick single, but Kaur seemed disinterested about running between the wickets. Sushma Verma didn`t commit a mistake and removed the bails with ease.
8:20 PM: 83/2 after 12 overs
Better late than never, Gujarat bounces back! Sciver-Brunt is dismissed by Kim Garth, out LBW! The Giants appeal for LBW, but it is initially adjudged not out. Upon review, it appears to be a clear-cut decision. Sciver-Brunt`s attempt at a lap sweep was anticipated by Garth, who kept her focus and delivered a full delivery approaching the stumps. With this wicket, Garth comes out on top in the mini-battle, as Sciver-Brunt departs after scoring 36 runs, which included 5 fours and 1 six.
8:13 PM: 75/2 after 11 overs
Sneh Rana makes a comeback, and she comes close to dismissing Nat Sciver-Brunt, but the decision is overturned by the DRS. The umpire initially adjudged Sciver-Brunt as LBW, but the TV replay reveals that the ball was indeed missing the stumps. It was a lucky break for Sciver-Brunt, and Mumbai Indians managed to score only three runs off the over.
8:00 PM: 49/1 after 8 overs
Sciver-Brunt and Bhatia are in a boundary-hitting mood, and their partnership is starting to look ominous for Gujarat. Giants must come up with a plan to break this partnership and gain some momentum.
7:50 PM: 40/1 after 6 overs
Both Nat Sciver-Brunt and Yastika Bhatia seem to see nothing beyond boundaries. Gujarat are in desperate need to work out something that could break this partnership.
7:40 PM: 11/1 after 3 overs
Runs are catching up on Mumbai`s innings after they lost Matthews early.
7:32 PM: 1/1 after 1 over
Just the start Gujarat had hoped for tonight! Gardner dismisses power-hitter Hayley Matthews in 1st over. Out for a duck!
7:30 PM: Match begins!
Ashleigh Gardner opens Gujarat`s bowling account, as Yastika Bhatia and Hayley Matthews walk in to bat.