LIVE: Gujarat Giants to set target for RCB as Beth Mooney wins toss and opts to bat

LIVE: Gujarat Giants to set target for RCB as Beth Mooney wins toss and opts to bat
LIVE: Gujarat Giants to set target for RCB as Beth Mooney wins toss and opts to bat (image via cricfit.com)

The fifth match of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 is underway at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, where Gujarat Giants are taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore. Gujarat Giants captain Beth Mooney won the toss and elected to bat first, hoping to put up a big score on the board against the home team.

Gujarat Giants have made one change to their playing XI, bringing in spinner Karn Sharma for all-rounder Swapnil Singh. Royal Challengers Bangalore have retained the same team that won their last match against Mumbai Indians by seven wickets.

Gujarat Giants have a strong batting line-up, led by Mooney, who is the world’s number one batter in WT20I cricket. She is supported by the likes of Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine, Georgia Wareham and Ellyse Perry. Royal Challengers Bangalore have a formidable bowling attack, featuring Glenn Maxwell, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj and Reece Topley.

The pitch at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is expected to be good for batting, with some assistance for the spinners as the match progresses. The weather is clear and sunny, with no threat of rain.

The match is being telecast live on Star Sports and streamed online on Hotstar. You can also follow the live score and updates on the official WPL website or the ESPNcricinfo app