Bruised Gujarat Giants seek immediate turnaround against UP Warriorz
Coming off a big defeat and potentially missing key players, Giants are already facing an uphill task against Alyssa Healy's side
UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants
Gujarat Giants will return to the DY Patil Stadium a day after the big defeat they suffered at the hands of Mumbai Indians, hoping for a turn of fortunes when they take on UP Warriorz, who will be playing their first game of the Women's Premier League. But unfortunately for Giants, the problems extend beyond the pitch.
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Players to watch
For the Warriorz, Healy, Navgire and Harris are the ones who are expected to provide the fireworks with the bat, with able support from Tahlia McGrath, Deepti and Devika Vaidya. They also have Shweta Sehrawat, who was part of India's U-19 World cup winning team.
UP Warriorz (possible): 1 Alyssa Healy, 2 Shweta Sehrawat, 3 Kiran Navgire, 4 Tahlia McGrath, 5 Grace Harris, 6 Devika Vaidya, 7 Deepti Sharma, 8 Simran Shaikh, 9 Shabnim Ismail, 10 Rajeshwari Gayakwad, 11 Anjali Sarvani
Stats and trivia
- Shweta Sehrawat was the top scorer at the inaugural Women's Under-19 T20 World Cup
- Only two players - Hemalatha and Monica Patel - reached double figures against Mumbai Indians for Gujarat Giants
Abhimanyu Bose is a sub-editor with ESPNcricinfo