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Mumbai Indians Women vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Women, Eliminator

 

Mumbai Indians: Ready for Knockout Clash

Yastika Bhatia, who sat out Mumbai’s previous game due to illness, is back in action and has been seen practicing with the team ahead of the crucial knockout match. With Bhatia’s return, S Sajana is likely to shift down the batting order, taking on the role of a finisher. This change means Priyanka Bala might step out, marking the only expected alteration in Mumbai’s XI.

Expected Lineup:

  1. Hayley Matthews
  2. Yastika Bhatia (wk)
  3. Nat Sciver-Brunt
  4. Harmanpreet Kaur (C)
  5. Amelia Kerr
  6. Pooja Vastrakar
  7. S Sajana
  8. Amanjot Kaur
  9. Humaria Kaazi
  10. Shabnim Ismail
  11. Saika Ishaque

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Tactics Unchanged for Knockout

Sophie Devine’s move down the order hasn’t yielded desired results, but RCB seems cautious about making significant changes ahead of their crucial knockout game in WPL. S Meghana, who was benched in the previous matches, might return to the XI, possibly replacing Disha Kasat. With options like Sophie Molineux and Meghana, RCB can experiment with various opening combinations based on conditions and matchups. The team is likely to continue placing their trust in left-arm seamer Shraddha Pokharkar.

Expected Lineup:

  1. Smriti Mandhana (C)
  2. Sophie Molineux
  3. Ellyse Perry
  4. Sophie Devine
  5. Richa Ghosh (wk)
  6. Georgia Wareham
  7. S Meghana
  8. Shreyanka Patil
  9. Asha Sobhana
  10. Shraddha Pokharkar
  11. Renuka Thakur