Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, Ground History and WPL Records
The Gujarat Giants will complete their 2023 WPL Championship leg with a battle against UP Warriorz today at Brabourne Stadium. The Ahmedabad-based franchise was all but eliminated from the competition. Only a miracle can get them through to the Women’s Premier League qualifiers.
The Giants currently sit last in the WPL 2023 Rankings with four points from seven matches. They must defeat UP Warriorz by a margin of over 130 points to stay alive in the competition.
The Warriors, meanwhile, are just one win away from sealing their spot in the playoffs. Before the two teams meet in Mumbai, here’s a look at the history of the ground.
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, WPL records and statistics
The Mumbai pitch is a batting paradise. Gujarat Giants scored 188 runs in their 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday night on this site. The Bangalore-based franchise pursued the target of 189 carries in under 16 overs.
However, fans should note that GG defended a 148 point goal against Delhi Capitals at this ground just days before their game against RCB. It will be interesting to see how the pitch plays out today.
Here is a list of some vital statistics from previous matches played at Brabourne Stadium:
WPL matches played: 8
Matches won by teams beating first: 4
Matches won by teams beating second: 4
Tied Matches: 0
Abandoned matches: 0
Best individual score: 99 – Sophie Devine (RCB) against Gujarat Giants, 2023
The best bowling figures: 5/36 – Kim Garth (GG) vs. UP Warriorz, 2023
Best team score: 211/4 – Delhi Capitals vs. UP Warriorz, 2023
Lowest team score: 64 – Gujarat Giants vs Mumbai Indians, 2023
Most successful chase: 189/2 – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Gujarat Giants, 2023
Average score of the first rounds: 162
Brabourne Stadium pitch report
Conditions in Mumbai are excellent for batting. If the field plays the same as Saturday night, fans should expect another run-fest in WPL 2023.
Teams beating first and teams beating second achieved equal success on this site, which is why the draw may not play a big role. Gujarat Giants’ Laura Wolvaardt had a 68-point hit against RCB on Saturday. All eyes will be on her in today’s game.
Brabourne Stadium final WPL match
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Gujarat Giants by eight wickets in the previous match hosted by Mumbai. GG posted 188/4 on the board, on a 68 to 42 balls from opener Laura Wolvaardt.
In response, Sophie Devine’s magnificent 36-ball 99 helped Royal Challengers Bangalore win the game by eight wickets. RCB still had 27 bullets up their sleeves when they finished the chase.
Short scores: Gujarat Giants 188/4 (Laura Wolvaardt 68, Shreyanka Patil 2/17) lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore 189/2 (Sophie Devine 99, Sneh Rana 1/25) by 8 wickets.