Match Preview – GG Women vs UPW Women, Women’s Premier League 2022/23, 17th Match
The focus is then on Warriorz, who are on third place, and are the only team to have beaten Mumbai. They can confirm their playoffs spot by simply winning one of their last two games or even if they lose their last two but by small margins, and they wouldn’t want to do that.
Gujarat Giants (possible): 1 Sophia Dunkley, 2 Laura Wolvaardt, 3 S Meghana, 4 Ashleigh Gardner, 5 D Hemalatha, 6 Harleen Deol, 7 Ashwani Kumari, 8 Sneh Rana (capt), 9 Sushma Verma (wk), 10 Tanuja Kanwar, 11 Kim Garth
UP Warriorz (possible): 1 Alyssa Healy (capt & wk), 2 Devika Vaidya, 3 Kiran Navgire, 4 Tahlia McGrath, 5 Grace Harris, 6 Deepti Sharma, 7 Sophie Ecclestone, 8 Simran Shaikh, 9 Parshavi Chopra, 10 Anjali Sarvani, 11 Rajeshwari Gayakwad
“I’ve had a good couple of weeks since the halfway point of the World Cup but I think during that tournament we had a psychologist with us and I was talking a lot to her. We spoke a lot about controlling the controllables and controlling what I can.”
Gujarat Giants’ Laura Wolvaardt on carrying her form from the T20 World Cup to the WPL
“There’s no pressure as such, we’re taking it one match at a time. We are focusing on ourselves and not on what other teams are doing.”
UP Warriorz vice-captain Deepti Sharma on her team’s outlook towards the playoffs