Mumbai: Mumbai Indians are all set to clash with Delhi Capitals in the finals of the inaugural season of Women’s Premier League (WPL) at the Brabourne Stadium on Sunday.
Delhi Capitals finished at the top of the points table with six wins and two losses, securing a spot in the finals. Mumbai Indians advanced to the finals after defeating a third-placed UP Warriorz by 72 runs in the eliminator.
Mumbai Indians skipper Harmanpreet Kaur is following in the footsteps of her male counterpart Rohit Sharma really well, who has led the franchise to five titles in the Indian Premier League (IPL). With 244 runs in eight innings at an average of over 40 and three fifties, Kaur will be one of the stars to watch out for in the summit clash.
Delhi Capitals has managed to have a terrific run in the season with complete performances from all the departments.
The opening pair of skipper Meg Lanning (310 runs in eight matches with a strike rate of 141.55 and two fifties) and Shafali Verma (241 runs in eight matches with a strike rate of 182.57 and two fifties) have single-handedly won matches for the franchise, sometimes chasing down totals in less than 10 overs.
Jemimah Rodrigues (117 runs in six innings at a strike rate of 130.00) has often served her team well with short, but crucial knocks. Alice Capsey is an exciting talent as well. This 18-year-old all-rounder from England smashes sixes at will and makes use of her off-break spin to get some big wickets. She has scored 159 runs in six innings at an average of 31.80 and taken six wickets.
Fans can tune-in and catch the live action unfold on Sports18 – 1, Sports18 – 1 HD and Sports18 Khel. The match will stream live on the Jio Cinema app. The match will kickstart from 7:30pm IST.
(With Agency Inputs)
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