UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants: WPL 2023 Match 3 Preview and Live Score Updates

The Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 is well underway, and the third match of the season features UP Warriorz taking on Gujarat Giants at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Sunday. Both teams will be looking to make a statement in this highly anticipated match.

UP Warriorz Squad and Probable Playing 11

UP Warriorz, led by Alyssa Healy, is a team with much experience and talent. They boast an international mix of players, including Tahlia Mcgrath, Grace Harris, Shabnim Ismail, Sophie Ecclestone, and Lauren Bell, in addition to their most expensive player, India all-rounder Deepti Sharma, for whom they dished out ₹2.6 crores. Healy, the Aussie wicketkeeper-batter, was purchased for just ₹70 lakhs, making it an excellent piece of business. With such a strong squad, UPW will be looking to start their campaign with a win.

Here’s the probable playing 11 for UP Warriorz:

  1. Alyssa Healy (WK)
  2. Tahlia Mcgrath
  3. Deepti Sharma
  4. Sushma Verma
  5. Grace Harris
  6. Harmanpreet Kaur
  7. Sophie Ecclestone
  8. Shabnim Ismail
  9. Rajeshwari Gayakwad
  10. Lauren Bell
  11. Puja Vastrakar

Gujarat Giants Squad and Probable Playing 11

On the other hand, Gujarat Giants had a disastrous start to the season, suffering a heavy defeat in their opening match. They were bowled out for just 64 runs while chasing a target of 208 runs, and also saw their captain Beth Mooney retire hurt, putting her participation in doubt. In their first outing, Dayalan Hemalatha was the only bright spot, smashing an unbeaten 29 runs in 23 balls. Gujarat Giants will need to regroup quickly and put up a better performance against UP Warriorz.

Here’s the probable playing 11 for Gujarat Giants:

  1. Bhavika Patel
  2. Nuzhat Parween (WK)
  3. Jemimah Rodrigues
  4. Vanitha VR
  5. Dayalan Hemalatha
  6. Ekta Bisht
  7. Anagha Murali
  8. Arundhati Reddy
  9. Sushree Pradhan
  10. Radha Yadav
  11. Ayushi Soni

Match Preview

UP Warriorz will be the clear favorites going into this match, but Gujarat Giants will be eager to bounce back and prove their worth. The match will be a test of Gujarat’s batting lineup against UPW’s strong bowling attack. Can Gujarat find a way to score runs against the likes of Ecclestone and Ismail? Will UPW’s big hitters, such as Harris and Mcgrath, come to the party? All will be revealed when the two teams take the field on Sunday.

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