Delhi Capitals Women vs RCB Women Match Preview – WPL 2024, Match 17

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Delhi Capitals Women vs RCB Women Match Preview- WPL 2024, Match 17


Delhi Capitals women face off RCB Women in the 17th match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Sunday, March 10. This is the reverse fixture between the two teams at WPL 2024.

Delhi Capitals top the table despite their loss against UP WArriorz in the last match. Delhi lost to UP after four consecutive wins. RCB, despite their loss against Gujarat Giants in their previous game, managed to stay in third place.

Date and place

The Delhi Capitals Women vs RCB Women WPL 2024 match will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on March 10. The match starts at 7:30 pm IST. Delhi will host 13 matches this season, including the playoffs and the final.

Delhi Capitals Women vs RCB Women Match Preview – WPL 2024, Match 17

Delhi Capitals Women

Delhi Capitals women’s four-match winning streak was ended by Warriorz in the last game with a brilliant 1-run win. This is her third match in Delhi. Heading into this game, they defeated Mumbai Indian Women who lost to UP Warriorz in their previous two games.

The team plays almost flawless cricket and the players raise their hands. Different players have raised their hands in different matches, making Delhi a complete team.

However, their batting collapse in the previous game against UP has now given rival teams an area to target the Delhi Capitals. The batting line-up has depended a lot on its captain Meg Lanning. Once she was out in the 14th over, the entire batting lineup turned around within the next six overs.

Delhi Capitals Women’s Team

Meg Lanning(c), Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Jess Jonassen, Taniya Bhatia(w), Arundhati Reddy, Titas Sadhu, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Minnu Mani, Ashwani Kumari, Aparna Mondal, Sneha Deepthi , Annabel Sutherland, Laura Harris, Poonam Yadav

Royal Challengers Bangalore Women

RCB ended the Bengaluru leg with a resounding victory over UP Warriorz. However, their loss to the Gujarat Giants in their first match in Delhi has made this match almost a must-win for the team to stay alive in the tournament. So far, RCB Women have never beaten DC Women in the WPL. They lost two matches last season and came second in a high-scoring encounter in their previous match in Bengaluru.

RCB women have played the last two matches without any change in their eleven. A change in the batting order ensured that they had sufficient batting depth, but they failed to reach 200 against the Giants. With the ball, Rebuka Singh has taken just two wickets this season so far. Smriti Mandhana hopes her strike bowlers are fit in the upcoming match.

RCB Women Squad

Smriti Mandhana (C), Asha Shobana, Disha Kasat, Ellyse Perry, Nadine de Klerk, Indrani Roy, Shradda Pokharkar, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Shreyanka Patil, Sophie Devine, Georgia Wareham, Kate Cross, Ekta Bisht, Shubha Satheesh, S Meghana, Simran Bahadur, Sophie Molineux

Key battles

Smriti Mandhana vs. Jess Jonassen

Smriti has a weakness against spin bowling, something Ashleigh Gardner showed in the last match. She has fallen into spinning more often than not throughout her career, something the Delhi spinner might want to exploit.

Meg Lanning vs. Renuka Singh

RCB’s leading bowler needs to get fit and dismiss Delhi Capitals captain Meg Lanning. Lanning has the most runs in WPL history and if she fires on Sunday, she could well be the curtain raiser for RCB.

Shafali Verma and Jemimah Rodrigues against Asha Shobana

Both Delhi batsmen like to go hard against the spinners. This is where there will be a key battle between Shafali and Jemimah against someone like Sobhana Asha. RCB also have Sophie Molineux in their ranks who can be used against the duo.

Key players. Main players

For RCB women, captain Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine, Elysse Perry and Indian bowlers Renuka Singh and Asha Shobana are the key players.

FOR DC Women, Lanning, Shafali Varma and Jemimah Rodrigues are key with the bat. With the ball, Marizanne Kapp, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey and Jess Jonassen will be the key players.

Climate and tone

In the afternoon the weather conditions will be around 20 degrees and the sky will be partly cloudy. However, the good thing is that there is no chance of rain. There has been no significant impact of dew on Delhi in the first few games.

Regarding the field of play, its significant low rebound has been one of its main characteristics in the initial matches. It could be one of the reasons why batsmen have found it difficult to chase them in the second innings.

Conclusion

So far, RCB Women have never beaten DC Women in the WPL. Delhi, on the other hand, is on a five-game winning streak heading into this one. This match has all the ingredients to be a spectacular contest.

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