Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face Gujarat Giants (GG) in the 16th match of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday, March 18. This is the second match of the double header. Mumbai Indians (MI) and UP Warriors (UPW) will be face to face in the afternoon clash.
After five consecutive defeats, RCB’s chances of going ahead seemed to be gathering dust. However, with their only win coming against UP Warriors, the Challengers somehow still managed to stay in the playoff race. They will have to win their remaining games and hope that the other teams play according to their minimum chances.
Similarly, veterans also have a similar story. The Giants have also managed to keep themselves alive with their win in the last match against the Delhi Capitals (DC), but again they have the lowest net run rate, which will impact as the tournament progresses.
RCB are placed last on the points table after one win and five losses while Giants are fourth with two wins from six matches.
RCB vs GG, Match Details:
- Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Giants, Match 16 of WPL 2023
- Date and Time: March 18 at 7:30 PM IST/2:00 PM GMT
- Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
RCB: Smriti Mandhana (c), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Richa Ghosh (wk), Shreyanka Patil, Kanika Ahuja, Disha Kasat, Megan Schutt, Asha Shobhana, Renuka Thakur/Preeti Bose
GG: Sophia Dunkley, Laura Wolvaardt, Harleen Deol, Ashley Gardner, Dayalan Hemlata, Sneh Rana (c), Sushma Verma (wk), Kim Garth, Tanuja Kanwar, Manasi Joshi, Ashwini Kumari
- RCB won the toss and bowled first
- Powerplay Score: 45-50
- GG total: 150-160
- GG won the toss and bowled first
- Powerplay Score: 55-60
- RCB Total: 160-170
RCB to win the contest.