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WPL 2023: GG win toss, opt to bat against RCB; Do-or-die contest for both teams

New Delhi: Gujarat Giants (GG) skipper has won the toss and decided to bat first against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday (March 18).

Last meeting 

RCB, who is currently at the bottom of the points table will look to bounce back and keep their play offs chances alive. It is also the same for GG, who are fourth in the standings and face similar fate. The last time both these sides met was in match 6, which GG won by 11 runs.

Do-or-die game

This is a do-or-die contest for the both the teams. RCB is on the bottom of the table with only one win in the six matches. Meanwhile, GG is on the second last with 4 points.


Captains speaks

“We will bat first. The matches played earlier, the surface has got slower. In place of Mansi, Meghna comes in. I’m happy with the way girls performed the other day, the played with the right positive attitude. I think the pitches might change but 160-165 would be a par score,” Sneha Rana said after winning the toss.

“I don’t know if the tosses have been 50-50 or 60-40. Don’t mind losing tosses if we can win matches. We were looking to field anyway because we chase better than we set totals. One change, Renuka misses out and Preeti comes in,” RCB skipper Smriti Mandhana said.

RCB: Sophie Devine, Smriti Mandhana(c), Ellyse Perry, Heather Knight, Richa Ghosh(w), Kanika Ahuja, Shreyanka Patil, Disha Kasat, Megan Schutt, Asha Shobana, Preeti Bose.

GG: Sophia Dunkley, Laura Wolvaardt, Harleen Deol, Ashleigh Gardner, Dayalan Hemalatha, Sabbhineni Meghana, Sushma Verma(w), Kim Garth, Sneh Rana(c), Tanuja Kanwar, Ashwani Kumari.

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