Harmanpreet Kaur will have to score runs
Harmanpreet Ho will have to play a good innings if Mumbai has to post a big score in the final, while Siever Brunt will also have to contribute significantly. Australian veteran and Delhi captain Meg Lanning will try to take full advantage of the poor form of the Mumbai skipper. Delhi Capitals gradually gained momentum and removed Mumbai from the top of the points table. Lanning and South African all-rounder Marijan Kapp have done exceptionally well for them with the bat so far. Despite this, neither of these two teams can be considered as a strong contender for victory in the final.
Given the performance of both the teams, the title match is likely to be exciting. Delhi and Mumbai had registered big wins against each other in the league stage. Both these teams had scored the same 12 points in the league stage but the Delhi team remained on top on the basis of better run rate. The final will be played at the Brabourne Stadium where Mumbai have won all their three matches so far. Delhi won two matches at this ground while it lost one match.
Mumbai bowling in rhythm
For Mumbai so far, Seaver Brunt has done well in batting and bowling. Apart from scoring 272 runs in the tournament so far, he has also taken 10 wickets. Mumbai have another useful all-rounder in Hayley Mathews who has so far scored 258 runs and taken 13 wickets. Apart from this, Yastika Bhatia has shown aggressive attitude in batting. As far as Mumbai’s bowling is concerned, Saika Ishaq has proved his mettle with 15 wickets. Apart from this, they have useful bowlers like Isabel Wong (13 wickets) and Amelia Kerr (12).
Orange Cap near Lanning
Delhi captain Lanning would like to register another trophy to her name by winning the first WPL title. Under his leadership, Australia recently won the T20 World Cup title for a record fifth time in South Africa. The Australian skipper has scored the highest 310 runs in the WPL so far. Marijan Kapp and Alice Capsey have also done well for Delhi. If he has to win the title, then Indian players Jemima Rodrigues, Shefali Verma, Shikha Pandey and Radha Yadav will have to perform well in his team.
the team is like this
Delhi Capitals: Meg Lanning (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Ellyse Capsey, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Marijan Kapp, Titus Sadhu, Laura Harris, Tara Norris, Jasia Akhtar, Minnu Mani, Tanya Bhatia (wk), Poonam Yadav , Jess Jonassen, Sneha Deepti, Arundhati Reddy, Aparna Mandal.
Mumbai Indians: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Nate Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Heather Graham, Isabel Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishaq, Hayley Mathews, Chloe Tryon, Humaira Kazi, Komal Janjad, Priyanka Bala, Sonam Yadav, Neelam Bisht, Jintamani Kalita.
The match will start at 7.30 pm Indian time.
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