When they take on the struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore Women on Wednesday in match number 13 at the DY Patil Stadium, Alyssa Healy’s UP Warriorz will be able to go a step closer to the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 Playoffs stage (March 15). With four points from their first four games, the Warriors are now third on the standings, behind the Delhi Capitals Women’s team and the Mumbai Indians (who have already qualified for the Playoffs).
If they can win the majority of their remaining games in the league stage,
Smriti Mandhana’s RCB-W still has a slight chance of making the Playoffs stage. Nevertheless, they will need to start on Wednesday night by defeating the Warriorz. Healy, who has scored 185 runs in 4 games for the Warriorz, has been the team’s best player thus far in the WPL, with a top score of 96 not out.
Ellyse Perry, a teammate of Healy’s from Australia, will be relied upon by the Bangalore Women squad as she has scored back-to-back fifty-plus scores in the last two contests. It will be interesting to watch if RCB can finally record a victory in the WPL in 2023.
RCB’s Qualification Scenario
RCB needs to win all three of its remaining games and hope that Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals defeat Gujarat Giants and UP Warriorz in order to advance to the playoffs. Gujarat Giants’ victory over UP Warriorz will give RCB a chance to advance to the playoffs. Based on their performance in the competition, RCB’s chances of winning all of these possibilities are extremely slim.
Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, and other brilliant members of the RCB side are among those who have fallen short of expectations during the competition. In the WPL 2023, RCB has yet to record a victory despite having a sizable fan base.