WPL 2023: In the first match of the first season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL), Gujarat Giants suffered another huge shock as they were badly defeated by Mumbai.
First Published Mar 5, 2023, 1:35 PM IST
A series of shocks are hitting Gujarat Giants in the Women’s Premier League. Before the first match against Mumbai Indians, the team lost all-rounder Deondra Datin and in yesterday’s match, Gujarat failed in all departments and lost by a huge margin of 143 runs. Now it is doubtful that the captain of that team, Beth Mooney, would be available for today’s match against UP.
Mooney, who came into the crease as part of the break in the match against Mumbai. Due to the pain, she joined the pavilion as a retired heart. Later the match ended but she did not come to the crease.
Mooney is a key batsman for Gujarat Giants. As soon as she retired Hart, all the Gujarat batters came and went. Apart from Hemalatha, top all-rounders Ashley Gardner, Sutherland, Verham and Harleen Deol also failed miserably. Gujarat had to pay a heavy price for that.
Despite this, it is reported that Mooney will not be available for tonight’s match against UP Warriors as the injury is still bothering him. Sources of the Gujarat team also say that the pain is still bothering her. It will be difficult to play today’s match. If Mooney is not available, it is known that Indian all-rounder Sneh Rana is likely to be appointed as the captain in today’s match.
After losing badly in the first match, Gujarat is looking to bounce back by winning this match. If there is a difference in the result of today’s match too, Gujarat will face huge shocks in the upcoming matches as well.
Today, before UP-Gujarat, a match will be held between Smriti Mandhana’s captaincy Royal Challengers Bangalore and Meg Lanning’s captaincy Delhi Capitals. The match is scheduled to take place today at 3.30 pm at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Like Mumbai in WPL, Delhi Capitals along with RCB are hoping to get a big win in the first match. The UP-Gujarat match will be played at DY Patil Stadium at 7.30 pm.
Last Updated Mar 5, 2023, 1:35 PM IST