Brabourne will play host to the 14th game of WPL, between Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Giants.
Pitch and Conditions
The first half saw most batting units enjoying the track at Brabourne. While the occasional deliveries did grip, it was more or less a true surface. And the spinners did do a better job of limiting run scoring. However, if the last match was anything to go by, spinners will be licking their lips at the prospect of bowling here.
In Brabourne, spinners average 23 and take a wicket every 17 balls, while pacers average 42 and take a wicket every 28 balls.
DC & GG are the only teams to score 200+ here. The battle between DC’s batters and GG’s spinners will be one to look out for.
In the six games played here, teams defending & chasing have won three games apiece.
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For small leagues: Meg Lanning (C), Marizanne Kapp (VC)
For grand leagues: Sophia Dunkley (C), Alice Capsey (VC)
Stats That Matter
With GG having an RHB heavy batting lineup, this is probably the best time to give Poonam Yadav some game time. They could make a horses-for-courses swap with Arundhati Reddy, who’s bowled just the solitary over in the three games she’s played.
As good as Meg Lanning has been in WPL, all of her dismissals have come against spinners. She’ll be wary of that, especially with the likes of Ashleigh Gardner, Tanuja Kanwar and Sneh Rana in the opposition ranks. Expect her to be exposed to spin early on in the innings.
GG’s batters have failed to convert their starts into big ones. They have only two fifties to their name, the lowest for any team this season. Kapp and Pandey have been in great rhythm with the new ball, and S Meghana has been woefully out of form. She’s breached the double digit mark just twice, and averages just 10 while striking at a below par 102.
Criclytics - Top Performers
Delhi Capitals: Meg Lanning (C), Shafali Verma, Marizanne Kapp, Jemimah Rodrigues, Alice Capsey, Jess Jonassen, Taniya Bhatia, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Minnu Mani, Tara Norris
Gujarat Giants: Laura Wolvaardt, Sophia Dunkley, Harleen Deol, Ashleigh Gardner, Dayalan Hemalatha, Sneh Rana (C), Sushma Verma (WK), Hurley Gala/Ashwani Kumar, Kim Garth, Mansi Joshi, Tanuja Kanwar