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WPL 2023: Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing 11

Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians clash in Match 1 of WPL 2023 as we look at the best predicted playing 11 for both teams.

The first edition of Women’s Premier League (A Name for Women’s IPL) shall kick-start on March 4 with Gujarat Giants taking on Mumbai Indians. Both their respective cities are already owing an IPL franchise in the Men’s Indian Premier League. While the Mumbai-based franchise is called the same Mumbai Indians, the Gujarat-based franchise is called Gujarat Giants. 

After the conclusion of the first-ever Women’s Premier League Auction, both teams were able to acquire some really strong players including their leader. While Mumbai Indians squad shall be led by Harmanpreet Kaur, the Gujarat Giants squad shall be led by Australia’s wicket-keeper, Beth Mooney.

In terms of encounters between both teams, the first match shall be played on March 4 before they meet once again for their second group stage match on March 14. So, as we wait for the match to begin, let’s look at the best predicted playing 11 for Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians match 1 of WPL 2023. 

Match Details:

  • Type: WPL 2023 Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians 
  • When: March 04, 2023
  • Where: DY Patil
  • Time: 7:30 pm IST

WPL 2023 GG vs MI Predicted Playing XIs for Both Teams

The Gujarat team shall see Captain Beth Mooney alongside Sophia Dunkley as the two strong openers in the squad. Given the investment in foreign batters, we should see Ashleigh Garnder at 3 and Deandra Dottin at 5. In terms of Indian batters, Gujarat Giants will have to rely upon Sushma Verma, Harleen Deol, and Ashwani Kumari. 

While Sushma Verma and Ashwani Kumari are more of part-time all-rounders, Gujarat’s main finishers are Harleen Deol and Sneh Rana. Both are regular in the Indian T20I setup, and complete a strong line-up for Gujarat. Following them shall be three pacers, Monica Patel, Mansi Joshi, and Tanuja Kanwer. 

WPL 2023 GG vs MI Match 1: Predicted Playing 11 for Gujarat Giants

Beth Mooney [c&wk], Sophia Dunkley, Ashleigh Gardner, Sushma Verma, Deandra Dottin, Ashwani Kumari, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana, Mansi Joshi, Monica Patel & Tanuja Kanwer

Coming to Mumbai Indians’ playing 11, it seems to be too batting-centric. The team has a strong top 5 in the form of Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia, Nat Sciver, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Amelia Kerr. In addition, the team has three good finishers in the form of Amonjot Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, and Priyanka Bala. 

However, that’s about it for Mumbai Indians as the bowling is extremely weak for them. Other than the all-rounders, who will have to do the bulk of the bowling, Mumbai Indians have only Saika Ishaque, Humaira Kazi, and Isabelle Wong as the primary bowlers in the squad. Of the three, only Isabelle Wong is the most reliable and strong option that they have.

WPL 2023 GG vs MI Match 1: Predicted Playing 11 for Mumbai Indians

Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia [wk], Nat Sciver, Harmanpreet Kaur [c], Amelia Kerr, Amanjot Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Priyanka Bala, Isabelle Wong, Saika Ishaque & Humaira Kazi

So, that’s about the best predicted playing 11 for both teams. Both teams have some really strong players that can turn the match on their own. So, let’s look at the best fantasy 11 for Gujarat vs Mumbai Match 1 of WPL 2023.  

Best Fantasy XI Prediction for Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians 

Batters: Sophia Dunkley & Harmanpreet Kaur

Wks: Beth Mooney & Yastika Bhatia

All-rounders: Ash Gardner, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Mathews, Nat Sciver & Deandra Dottin

Bowlers: Pooja Vastrakar & Tanuja Kanwer

CVC Choice: Beth Mooney & Nat Sciver

Please note that some of the things are also dependent on the toss, so do check our Telegram channel for live updates on actual playing 11 and fantasy tips. Channel link in the Author bio section. 

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