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WPL 2023: Gujarat Giants wins toss vs Mumbai Indians, decides to field first

New Delhi: Gujarat Giants captain Beth Mooney won the toss and opted to field first against Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the first-ever IPL-like Women’s league in India. Beth Mooney, an Australian batter is leading the Gujarat Giants, while Harmanpreet Kaur is the captain of the Mumbai Indians. Captain’s Word “We will bowl. […]

Edited By : Prateek Gautam | Updated: Mar 16, 2023 16:47 IST
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New Delhi: Gujarat Giants captain Beth Mooney won the toss and opted to field first against Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the first-ever IPL-like Women’s league in India.

Beth Mooney, an Australian batter is leading the Gujarat Giants, while Harmanpreet Kaur is the captain of the Mumbai Indians.

Captain’s Word

“We will bowl. Looks pretty even with the grass, it’s a hard and flat surface, plenty of runs here. Absolutely thrilled to be part of (WPL), a big crowd and I’m loving it. We have an entertaining group, we speak a lot about cricket. We have had the experience of playing in front of a big ground, we can pass it on to the younger members. Three seamers and four spinners in our playing XI today, looking at taking some early wickets,” Beth Mooney, Gujarat Giants captain said after winning the toss.

“It’s a special day for all of us, want to enjoy this moment. This is a good wicket to bat on, but there will be something in it for the bowlers as well. We have some young players who’ll be featuring today and we’re looking forward to seeing how they play,” Harmanpreet Kaur, Mumbai Indians captain.

Game-changers for Women

India and Mumbai Indians captain Harmanpreet Kaur has predicted the tournament to be a ‘game-changer’ for women’s cricket. Smriti Mandhana will lead Royal Challengers Bangalore. Reflecting Australia’s dominance in women’s cricket, captain Meg Lanning will lead De Capitals, while her national teammates Beth Mooney (Gujarat) and Alyssa Healy (UP Warriorz) will also shoulder leadership roles.

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Playing XI

Mumbai Indians: Harmanpreet Kaur, Yastika Bhatia, Natalie Sciver-Brunt, Hayley Mathews, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Humaira Kaazi, Amelia Kerr, Amanjot Kaur, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque.

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Gujarat Giants: Beth Mooney(w/c), Sabbhineni Meghana, Harleen Deol, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Dayalan Hemalatha, Georgia Wareham, Sneh Rana, Tanuja Kanwar, Monica Patel, Mansi Joshi

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First published on: Mar 04, 2023 07:50 PM IST

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