WPL 2023: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who entered the Women’s Premier League with huge expectations, are reeling from consecutive defeats. Today’s match against UP is very important for that team.
First Published Mar 15, 2023, 7:04 PM IST
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) under the captaincy of Smriti Mandhana, who is showing the worst performance in the first season of the Women’s Premier League with five consecutive losses, will play a crucial match today. If they lose this match against UP Warriors at the Dr. DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai, then RCB will officially pack their bags. RCB must win today’s match for sure to keep their playoffs hopes alive. In this background, RCB, who won the toss, will come to field first. UP will bat.
RCB, who entered this league with huge expectations, bought star players in the auction accordingly. It has got internationally recognized all rounders. However, the team is not getting any victories.
RCB, who have faced two matches against Delhi Capitals and three defeats against the other three teams, will face UP in the second match today. In the last match between these two teams, RCB were bowled out for 138 runs while UP reached the target in 13 overs. In this match, captain Alyssa Haley scored 96 runs in 47 balls with the help of 18 fours and a six.
Winning this match is very important for RCB. RCB’s chances of making the playoffs now depend on the team’s wins as well as the results of other teams. RCB, who have already lost five matches, have to play three matches along with today’s match. The team will play matches against UP, Gujarat and Mumbai. These three matches must be won. Moreover, Mumbai Indians, who are currently at the top of the points table, and Delhi Capitals, who are at the second place, must win their next matches. Then there are chances of RCB going to the third position (?).
UP Warriors are third in the points table. The first match they played (Gujarat), UP won the match against RCB, but lost against Mumbai and Delhi. This match is also crucial for the team to reach the playoffs. The team is in the third position with two wins and two losses in four matches. According to the rules.. each team has to play two matches against their opponent team. The team at the top of the points table will directly enter the final. The second and third placed teams will play the playoffs for the second berth in the final. The last two teams will go home and UP is currently in the third position. If they beat RCB, UP will solidify the third spot and further secure a playoffs berth.
Last Updated Mar 15, 2023, 7:04 PM IST