After six entertaining matches, the stage is set for an epic battle when the Mumbai Indians (MI) take on the Delhi Capitals (DC) in Match 7 of the ongoing Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023. Three records that could be broken in today’s match
On Thursday, March 9, the match is scheduled to take place at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai.
With two victories in a row and leading the WPL points table, MI and DC have been the two most dominant teams in the marquee tournament thus far.
Even though the tournament is still in its early stages, this match is still important because the winner may try to secure a spot in the finals.
Both teams will have a chance to break a number of records in the eagerly anticipated matchup. In light of this, let’s examine the three specific records that are most likely to be broken in the matchup between MI and DC.
Natalie Sciver-Brunt, the tournament’s joint-most expensive overseas signing ($3.20 crore), is known for her hard-hitting strokeplay and striking abilities. The Englishwoman has scored 78 runs at a strike rate of 166 in two WPL 2023 games.
The 30-year-old has scored 2,838 runs, including 544 boundaries and 46 sixes, in T20 matches. Sciver-Brunt would have 550 boundaries in T20 cricket with an additional six. If the MI batter hits six fours on Thursday, she will become only the second woman in England’s history to score more than 550 boundaries in Twenty20 matches, joining Daniel Wyatt.
Hayley Matthews has the potential to score 2000 runs in T20 franchise cricket. Throughout the WPL 2023, Matthews has been a dominant force. The MI captain from the Caribbean has scored 124 runs in two games with a strike rate of almost 180.
Matthews will complete 2000 T20 runs in franchise cricket if the 24-year-old scores 53 more runs tonight against DC. She has scored 1,947 runs in 106 T20 innings (franchise cricket only) at an average of 20.07 runs per innings.
Meg Lanning has smashed 142 runs at a respectable strike rate of 167.06, making her the first woman to ever score three consecutive T20 half-centuries five times. She may also be the tournament’s most complete batter.
The DC captain has scored 50 runs in both of her games, and she won’t back down from hitting another against Mumbai.
Lanning would become the first female T20 cricketer to score three consecutive fifties five times if she achieves another half-century tonight.
In the Women’s Big Bash League, the legendary Australian player has scored three consecutive T20 fifties on four different occasions.