The Women’s IPL (WPL) has started with a bang. The Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, and UP Warriors all got off to fast beginnings, while the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Giants lost their opening games.
Harmanpreet Kaur and Shafali Verma lead the Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals to their first World Premier League victory. Meanwhile, the Gujrat Giants’ captain and finest batter, Beth Mooney, got herself injured.
Mumbai skipper Harmanpreet Kaur challenged a wide judgment on the last ball of the 13th over during her team’s match against Gujarat on Saturday, leaving viewers astonished.
On commentary, Harsha Bhogle later cleared the situation, clarifying that teams in the WPL will be able to use the DRS for wides and no-balls. This is the first time something like this has happened in a league.
This will be the first time such decisions in T20 leagues would be reviewed
A player will be permitted to review any decision made by on-field umpires. It can be regarding a wide or a no-ball, according to WPL playing conditions.
Apart from Harsha Bhogle, co-commentator Mel Jones was perplexed when the review was taken, adding, “I’ve not seen anything like this.” This rule could very well be applied to IPL.
Until, players could only appeal on-field dismissals, but that will no longer be the case in the WPL and IPL. These reviews, for wides and no-balls, will be included in each team’s two unsuccessful reviews each inning.
The rule allowing players to review wides and no-balls is already in effect in the current WPL. Saika Ishaque’s delivery was judged wide, but the ruling was reversed when the team reviewed the delivery.
Mumbai Indians will lock horns with RCB in the fourth game of WPL
Mumbai got off to a strong start in the WPL, posting 207-5, thanks to a brilliant 30-ball 65 innings from skipper Harmanpreet Kaur. Gujrat lost the game by 143 runs.
The Delhi Capitals gunned down Smriti Mandhana’s Bangalore. Shafali Verma and Meg Lanning scored 84 and 72 runs, respectively, to help the Capitals reach 223 runs before the RCB.
The five-team tournament (WPL), which began on Saturday, will feature 22 matches, including the championship match on March 26. All of the matches will take place in Maharashtra’s Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
Mumbai Indians would seek to extend their winning streak. Meanwhile, RCB would like to earn their first win of the tournament. The game will begin at 7:30 P.M