Women’s IPL 2023: In the first match of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) season, Gujarat Giants suffered a massive 143-run defeat against Mumbai Indians Women’s team. In fact, in the first match, team captain Beth Mooney had to leave the field with a knee problem. With Sneha Rana’s captaincy now being considered to replace him with UP Warriors, Mooney is also at risk of being ruled out for the entire season.
Gujarat Giants team’s performance against Mumbai Indians Women’s team was very poor in all fronts. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur 65, Hayley Mathews 47 and Amelia Kerr unbeaten 45 in this match Mumbai team scored a huge score of 205 for 5 in 20 overs.
Meanwhile, as soon as Gujarat Giants set out to chase down the target, captain Beth Mooney retired and was forced back to the pavilion with just 3 balls to spare. In fact, Mooney appeared to be struggling with a sudden knee pain. After this, with the help of two players, he was carried off the field.
With this, the Gujarat Giants team collapsed for just 64 runs.
The huge target pressure was evident in the Gujarat Giants team as captain Beth Mooney returned to the pavilion. As a result, the team lost 7 wickets for 23 runs. With this, the Gujarat team collapsed to 64 runs in 15.1 overs. Now Mooney not playing against UP Warriors can also be considered as a big blow for the team.
Sneha Rana does not have much experience as a captain in big tournaments, in such a situation, the road ahead for the team will be more complicated. Meanwhile, in place of Mooney, the team has the option of Sophie Dunkley, who will contribute with both ball and bat.