Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat against Mumbai Indians in their Women’s Premier League match here Monday.
RCB skipper Smriti Mandhana would be hoping for a turnaround against Harmanpreet Kaur’s team after losing the match against Delhi Capitals Sunday.
RCB made one change to the side that lost to DC, bringing Shreyanka Patil in place off-spinner Asha Shobana.
Mumbai Indians are playing an unchanged side.
Mandhana said the decision to bat first was taken as she has confidence in her top four batters.
“It looks like a good wicket to bat on and chasing builds pressure. We had a chat in the meeting that thinking about totals would not help, we have to play to our strengths and we will get the big total. One of the top four bat deep and if we can do that then we will post good totals. One change for us,” said Mandhana.
Mumbai Indians: Yastika Bhatia (wk), Hayley Matthews, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Smriti Mandhana (c), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Disha Kasat, Richa Ghosh(w), Heather Knight, Kanika Ahuja, Megan Schutt, Shreyanka Patil, Preeti Bose, Renuka Thakur Singh.
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