UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants – Group Stage – Preview & Prediction | WPL 2023
When is UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants on and what time does it start? UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants will take place on Sunday 5th March, 2023 – 14:00 (UK)
Where is UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants taking place? UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants will take place at Dr DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai, India
Where can I get tickets for UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants? Visit here for the latest ticket information
What channel is UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants on in the UK? UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants will be televised live on Sky Sports in the UK
Where can I stream UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers in the UK can stream UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants live on Sky Go
- UP Warriorz get their WPL campaign underway having built an intriguing squad, which on paper looks particularly impressive when it comes to the bowling department, with the likes of Sophie Eccleston, Deepti Sharma and South African superstar Shabnim Ismail all included.
- Fast bowler Ismail should be a stand out performer across the tournament, whilst plenty will depend on the form of opener, wicket-keeper and captain Alyssa Healy with the bat when it comes to accumulating runs for the Warriorz.
- Everything that could have gone wrong for Gujarat Giants in the opening match of the inaugural WPL on Saturday, did go wrong as they collapsed dramatically chasing a daunting 208 to win, ultimately being bowled out for just 64 and losing by a whopping 143 runs.
- Even worse for the Giants was an injury to opener and captain Beth Mooney early on her innings which forced her to retire and will likely keep her out of this match, whilst West Indian batter Deandra Dottin has been replaced in the squad by Kim Garth.
It would be fully understandable if the confidence of this Gujarat Giants squad is on the floor following Saturday and UP Warriorz are in a prime position to take advantage. To have potentially lost not only their skipper, but also a quality batter in Mooney is a further blow for the Giants. The Gujarat batters looks extremely vulnerable and could well cave in again under the pressure of UP Warriorz’ world class bowling unit. With that in mind, back the UP Warriorz to record victory at the first time of asking and extend Gujarat’s misery.