WPL 2024, Match 7: Royal Challengers Bangalore Women vs Delhi Capitals Match Preview

Royal Challengers Bangalore Women enter the contest clinching victory in both of their previous outings.

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In a thrilling encounter set for Thursday evening, the stage is all set for match 7 of the 2024 Women’s Premier League, featuring Royal Challengers Bangalore against Delhi Capitals. Royal Challengers Bangalore enter the contest with an impeccable record, clinching victory in both of their previous outings. However, they face a formidable challenge against Delhi Capitals, who rebounded strongly after an initial loss, securing a convincing win in their second fixture. 

The clash, slated for February 29, at Bengaluru's M Chinnaswamy Stadium, promises an enthralling spectacle. Royal Challengers Bangalore, buoyed sitting atop the table, approach the game with confidence, especially after their commanding performance in Match 5. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals Women, fresh from a comprehensive win in their last outing, exude assurance and promise a competitive encounter.

M Chinnaswamy Stadium Pitch Report

The pitch at the start of the game appears lively, offering assistance to bowlers in the first innings before settling down later. Teams batting first will target a minimum of 160 runs to stay competitive. Bowlers are wary of the short boundaries, which pose a challenge. The weather forecast indicates clear skies with intermittent cloud cover. Temperatures are expected to drop from 29 degrees Celsius at the beginning of the match to 22 degrees Celsius towards the end.

Probable Playing XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore Women:

In the previous match, Smriti Mandhana displayed exemplary leadership, setting the tone for the team's performance. Teaming up with Sophie Devine, she will aim to ignite a strong start. Sabbhineni Meghana's promising performance against the Giants positions her to contribute significantly in the middle order alongside Ellyse Perry and Richa Ghosh. With Georgia Wareham, Sophie Molineux, and Shreyanka Patil bolstering the lineup, their batting prowess appears formidable.

Predicted XI: Smriti Mandhana (c), Sophie Devine, Sabbhineni Meghana, Ellyse Perry, Richa Ghosh (wk), Georgia Wareham, Sophie Molineux, Shreyanka Patil, Simran Bahadur, Asha Sobhana, Renuka Thakur Singh

Delhi Capitals Women:

In the previous match, Lanning and Shafali Verma orchestrated a commendable 119-run partnership, setting a high bar for their team's performance. Their alliance at the crease is eagerly anticipated once again. Marizanne Kapp, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Alice Capsey form a robust middle order, and the team anticipates fruitful collaborations among them. Annabel Sutherland and Arundhati Reddy are tasked with bolstering the lower middle order's run tally.

Predicted XI: Meg Lanning (c), Shafali Verma, Alice Capsey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Marizanne Kapp, Annabel Sutherland, Arundhati Reddy, Minnu Mani, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey

Head-to-Head Record

Matches Played 2
Royal Challengers Bangalore Women Won 0
Delhi Capitals Women Won 2
First Played March 5, 2023
Last Played March 13, 2023

RCB-W vs DC-W Broadcast details:

Date February 29, Thursday
Timing 07:30 PM (IST)
Live Broadcast Sports 18
Live Streaming Jio Cinema

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