Mumbai Indians Women’s team has been one of the most consistent teams in the Women’s Premier League (WPL). They have a well-balanced squad, with some of the best Indian and international players in the world. Here are the reasons why Mumbai Indians Women’s team is the favourite for the WPL 2023.
Reasons why Mumbai Indians Women’s team is the favourite for the WPL 2023:
The WPL 2023 Mumbai Indians Women’s team has a strong squad of players, with a perfect balance of experienced and young talent. They have some of the best all-rounders in the world, including Yastika Bhatia, Hayley Mathews, and Issy Wong. These players can contribute with both bat and ball, which is essential in the demanding format of T20 cricket.
Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the national cricket team India, is doing a great job with Mumbai Indians in the first season of Women’s Premier League 2023.
Performance of Harmanpreet Kaur as an all-rounder and also as a skipper has been outstanding. With her consistent performance, Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur helped Mumbai Indians with 100% winning and kept the unbeaten record alive.
One of the Best Young Talents in India Yastika Bhatia is one of the best young talents in India, and her performances in domestic cricket have been outstanding. She has been a consistent performer for her state team, Uttar Pradesh, and has impressed everyone with her technique and temperament. Her ability to play the big shots and rotate the strike makes her a valuable asset to the team.
A Proven Performer in T20 Cricket Hayley Mathews is an experienced all-rounder from the West Indies, and her ability to hit big sixes and take wickets in crucial moments is well-known. She has played for several T20 leagues around the world, including the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia and the Women’s T20 Challenge in India. Therefore, her experience and skills make her an important player for the Mumbai Indians Women’s team.
Issy Wong is a rising star from England, and her all-around skills make her a valuable asset to the team. Moreover, she has played for England’s U-19 team and has been impressive in domestic cricket as well. Her ability to swing the ball and hit big shots in the lower order makes her an exciting prospect for the Mumbai Indians Women’s team.
Nat Sciver-Brunt, is another in-form all-rounder and valuable asses for Mumbai Indians. She comes in as 3rd no. for batting.
Nat Sciver-Brunt has handled her role very well, coming into the field as a 3rd Mumbai Indians batter. She along with Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur helped Mumbai Indians to a remarkable unbeaten record and an impressive eight-wicket win over UP Warriorz.
The Mumbai Indians Women’s team did not lose a single match so far. Not only are they winning the matches but doing it with huge differences. They are crushing their opponents by either giving huge targets or making it tough for the opponent team to score runs. In total, Mumbai Indians have played 4 matches so far.
The first match was against Gujarat Giants. However, in the very first match, the MI did score above 200 runs. In response, the GG were all out in just 64 runs. And, you can imagine the level of both batting and bowling of MI’s players.
The next match was against RCB, who are on a losing streak right now. Batting first, RCB put up a decent target of 155 runs. But of course, the Mumbai Indians team did achieve it by losing just 1 wicket.
Here comes the 3rd win of MI. Delhi Capitals were supposed to give a tough competition. Instead, they were able to score merely 105 runs. In response, the MI team did win the match by losing just two wickets. Also, they still had five overs to play.
Now the most recent match on March 12, between UP Warriorz and Mumbai Indians was the most interesting match. In fact, UPW set a decent target score of 160 runs. However, the MI was able to achieve this target too, quite easily. Only two players got out. And, MI did get their four out of four wins.
With the result of all the matches the MI did play so far, we can easily guess the form of the whole squad. Issy Wong is performing exceptionally well with the bowl. In the matches against Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Giants, she did get 4 wickets in total. Likewise, Saika Ishaque has 12 wickets in the tournament so far. Yes, 12 wickets in just four matches.
Talking about the batting side, they are not less too. In fact, the top order is handling everything till now. In 3 matches, the top-order batsmen are able to achieve the target runs. Harmanpreet Kaur did score two fifties in 4 matches. And, in one of those she did not get to bat. Also, in one of the matches she remained not out. Similarly, Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia and Natalie Sciver-Brunt are doing quite a great job too.
Mumbai Indians Women’s team has all the ingredients to be the favourites for the WPL 2023. With a strong squad, world-class all-rounders, and great form, they have everything they need to win the tournament. Their strong team spirit and a positive environment make them a formidable team to beat, and they will be a team to watch out for in the Women’s Premier League.