A Lanning vs Harmanpreet conflict in March
After the epic last of the Girls’s T20 World Cup in March 2020, Meg Lanning and Harmanpreet Kaur but once more lead reverse groups in a top-of-the-table conflict within the WPL.
Lanning-led Delhi Capitals are fairly on a roll, with the Australian captain herself hitting back-to-back half-centuries on the prime of the order. Capitals’ batting line-up is considered one of envy – power-hitters aplenty – they usually have bowlers in Jess Jonassen, Marizanne Kapp and Shikha Pandey who’ve delivered in a single spell or the opposite.
The Mumbai versus Capitals recreation may nicely be one of many contenders of the ‘last earlier than the ultimate’ although the WPL has a good distance to go.
Gamers to look at
Shortish boundaries mixed with flat surfaces may imply that it might be an ideal time for Marizanne Kapp to point out her expertise primarily with the ball. Within the opening contest, she was a tad costly after her cameo with the bat and if she does play her third successive recreation, she might be one of many key gamers to Capitals’ success.
Amelia Kerr contributed with bat and ball within the opening contest and was taken for runs in opposition to Royal Challengers, although she picked up a few wickets to hasten the top. Having had the higher of Lanning for a while now in worldwide cricket, that could be a participant battle to relish.
Taking part in XIs
Delhi Capitals (attainable): 1 Meg Lanning (capt), 2 Shafali Verma, 3 Marizanne Kapp, 4 Jemimah Rodrigues, 5 Alice Capsey/Laura Harris, 6 Jess Jonassen, 7 Taniya Bhatia (wk), 8 Arundhati Reddy/Titas Sadhu, 9 Shikha Pandey, 10 Radha Yadav, 11 Tara Norris
Mumbai Indians (attainable): 1 Hayley Matthews, 2 Yastika Bhatia (wk), 3 Nat Sciver-Brunt, 4 Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), 5 Amelia Kerr/Chloe Tryon, 6 Pooja Vastrakar, 7 Issy Wong, 8 Humaira Kazi, 9, Amanjot Kaur, 10 Jintimani Kalita, 11 Saika Ishaque
“Seeing the enjoyment and smile on her face out [from] her taking part in cricket once more, that is one thing I’m happy with, as her team-mate in various groups. It is onerous to imagine Meg Lanning may get higher. She was already unimaginable earlier than her break, however has come [back] with a brand new lease of life.”
Jess Jonassen heaps reward on her captain Lanning
“Being a bit extra accountable on the crease is one thing I needed to pull on with the West Indies and that has helped me in my T20 recreation as an entire. Most likely, [I] wasn’t getting the variety of runs I might have wished up to now as a result of freely giving my hand fairly a bit. Now that I’m being compelled with accountability on the worldwide stage, it is helped me realise the best way to plan my T20 innings.”
Hayley Matthews credit her T20 batting enchancment to the accountability she has acquired