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DC vs UPW on Women’s Day: Deepti Sharma’s heroics help Warriorz snatch thrilling win

DC vs UPW on Women’s Day: Deepti Sharma’s heroics help Warriorz snatch thrilling win

With the top spot at stake for Delhi and the Warriorz desperate for a win, tonight's encounter promises to be a high-octane clash filled with thrilling batting displays and nail-biting bowling battles.

Delhi Capitals vs UP Warriorz: Delhi Capitals skipper Meg Lanning led from the front to hammer a stunning fifty. But it went in vain. Deepti Sharma was the lone warrior for UP Warrior as she hammered a gritty fifty. But her sensational hattrick was enough to trigger a collapse for Delhi. Amidst huge drama, the Warriorz clinched a sensational win by 1 run.

Both teams come into the match with contrasting fortunes, setting the stage for an exciting battle.

Delhi Capitals Women (Playing XI): Meg Lanning(c), Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Taniya Bhatia(w), Shikha Pandey, Titas Sadhu

UP Warriorz (Playing XI): Alyssa Healy(w/c), Kiran Navgire, Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, Shweta Sehrawat, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Khemnar, Sophie Ecclestone, Uma Chetry, Gouher Sultana, Saima Thakor

Delhi Capitals: Aiming for Dominance

The Delhi Capitals currently sit comfortably at the top of the WPL table, having secured four convincing victories in their last five matches. Led by the experienced Meg Lanning, the Capitals boast a well-oiled unit with in-form players across all departments. Their dominant display against Mumbai Indians in the previous match showcased their unwavering confidence.

UP Warriorz: Seeking Redemption

The UP Warriorz, on the other hand, find themselves in a slightly precarious position. After starting the season with back-to-back wins, they’ve suffered two losses and will be eager to bounce back against the table toppers. Skipper Alyssa Healy’s leadership will be crucial in guiding the team to victory and keeping their playoff hopes alive.

Delhi Capitals vs UP Warriorz: Repeat Performance on Cards?

Earlier in the tournament, the Delhi Capitals outclassed the UP Warriorz by a comfortable nine-wicket margin. With several key players from that contest likely to retain their spots, a similar outcome wouldn’t be surprising. However, the Warriorz will be determined to rewrite the narrative and challenge the Capitals’ dominance.

Pitch Report Favors Batsmen

The Arun Jaitley Stadium pitch is known for its batting-friendly conditions. The first two matches played here witnessed high-scoring encounters. This could be a positive sign for both teams, housing several aggressive batters in their ranks. Winning the toss and opting to bat first might prove beneficial, as putting up a big total could put pressure on the chasing team.

Key Player Battles to Watch Out For: DC vs UPW

  • Alice Capsey vs Sophie Ecclestone: The young English duo of Capsey, Delhi’s prolific run scorer, and Ecclestone, the Warriorz’ leading wicket-taker, are set for a fascinating battle. Ecclestone has a slight edge over Capsey in their previous head-to-head encounters, making this a contest to keep an eye on.
  • Radha Yadav vs Alyssa Healy: Delhi’s spin wizard Radha Yadav, known for her economical spells and timely wickets, will be looking to dismiss the explosive Alyssa Healy. Yadav has dismissed Healy twice in their past encounters, but the Aussie skipper boasts a healthy strike rate against her spin. This individual battle promises to be a thrilling display of skill.

Where to Watch and Predicted Playing XIs: DC-W vs UPW-W

The match will be telecast live on Sports 18 and JioCinema. Both teams are likely to stick with their winning combinations, with a few potential changes for the UP Warriorz.

Delhi Capitals (Predicted): Meg Lanning (c), Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Jess Jonassen, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Titas Sadhu.

UP Warriorz (Predicted): Alyssa Healy (wk/c), Kiran Navgire, Chamari Athapaththu (might be replaced by Danielle Wyatt), Grace Harris, Shweta Sehrawat, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Khemnar, Sophie Ecclestone, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Saima Thakor.

With the top spot at stake for Delhi and the Warriorz desperate for a win, tonight’s encounter promises to be a high-octane clash filled with thrilling batting displays and nail-biting bowling battles.

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