The Women’s Premier League (WPL) is at quite an interesting turn. And, fans around the world are eagerly waiting to see which two teams will make it to the final. However, the tournament will see five teams battling it out for the top prize, and the winner will receive a massive prize of INR 6 crore. So, in this article, we will look at the possible contenders and try to predict which two teams will make it to the WPL 2023 final.
The WPL 2023 will feature five teams, each with a maximum of 18 players. Following is a list of each team’s owner:
- Gujarat Giants – Adani Group
- Mumbai Indians – Reliance Industries
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – Diageo
- Delhi Capitals – JSW-GMR
- UP Warriorz – Capri Global
A round-robin format will be used in the tournament, in which each team will play the other twice.
The top team from the WPL table will straight qualify for the final and the winner from the WPL Playoffs will secure their final place, which is set to take place on March 26, 2023.
WPL 2023 Playoffs Prediction
Predicting the three teams that will make it to the WPL playoffs & WPL 2023 final is no easy task. Each team has some of the best players from around the world, and any of them could make it to the WPL finals.
However, let’s see who will make it to the WPL playoffs, as only one place is available. Mumbai Indian women’s team being the 1st in the table is already in the final. And Delhi Capitals with 8 points already qualified for WPL Playoffs.
Now, there are 3 teams UP Warriorz, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Gujarat Giants fighting for the one available WPL playoff place.
UP Warriorz is in 3rd position in the WPL table with 6 points. With two games in hand and winning one of the 2 matches, UP Warriorz women’s team is more likely to play WPL Playoff.
UP Warriorz is also in a better position to qualify for WPL Playoff with their net run rate (- 0.117). One win in two matches will take them to the WPL Playoffs.
UP Wariorz remaining two matches:
- Gujarat Giants vs UP Warriorz, 03: 30 PM IST – Today
- UP Warriorz vs Delhi Capitals, on March 21 – Tomorrow 07:30 PM IST
So, therefore, we could see Delhi Capitals vs UP Warriorz in WPL Playoffs, on March 24, 2023.
Based on the strengths and weaknesses of each team, we predict that the Delhi Capitals and the Mumbai Indians will make it to the WPL 2023 finals. However, both teams have a good mix of Indian and international players and have some of the best all-rounders and both teams have great captains in the game to lead them.
Mumbai Indians Women’s Team
Among all the teams playing in the tournament, Mumbai Indians Women have been the most consistent. The team has won five of five matches so far and is looking to maintain its unbeaten record further in the 2023 season.
As a team, Harmanpreet Kaur leads the way as one of the world’s best all-rounders. Among her teammates are Hayley Mathews, Yastika Bhatia, and Natalie Sciver-Brunt. Amelia Kerr and Issabele Wong are also performing very well in their roles as bowlers. They are all in excellent shape.
Mumbai Indians Women certainly have a good chance of winning the WPL 2023 thanks to their strong batting and bowling lineups.
Delhi Capitals Women’s Team
This tournament has also shown tremendous promise for Delhi Capitals Women. Despite losing two out of six matches, the DC team has won four of them.
With players such as Jasia Akhter, Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Marizanne Kapp, and Jemimah Rodrigues, they have a formidable batting lineup. Several of their bowlers have excelled, including Poonam Yadav, Tara Noris, Radha Yadav, Alice Capsey, and Shikha Pandey.
Another favorite to win the WPL 2023 is Delhi Capitals Women, who have a strong all-round team. Delhi Capitals Womens Team is another WPL team to qualify for WPL playoffs.
However, both Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals have strong teams with some of the best players in the world. Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see how these two teams perform in the Women’s Premier League 2023. Mumbai Indians with their strong batting lineup and the well-rounded team will be the favorites to win the final. However, Delhi Capitals with their consistent performances and a mix of experience. And, young players can give tough competition to any team in the tournament. So, it will be exciting to see which team will come out on top. And, lift the trophy in the WPL 2023 final.