The Women’s Premier League 2024 has now reached its final stages. Delhi has been on top in the league matches and has directly made it to the finals. Whereas on March 15, the eliminator match will be played between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Royal Challengers Bangalore will have a golden opportunity to win the title, but for this RCB will have to defeat Mumbai Indians in the eliminator and Delhi Capitals in the final. RCB fans have been waiting for the title in IPL for 16 years, but they have not been able to win the title yet. Whereas in WPL 2024, Samriti Mandhana has a great chance to win the title.

The wait of 16 years will end

Royal Challengers Bangalore has been participating in the IPL since 2008. This team has also played the IPL finals thrice, but has not been able to win the title. RCB fans have been waiting for the title for a long time, but every time they feel disappointed. Now Smriti Mandhana will get a chance this time to live up to the expectations of RCB fans and win the title in WPL. But the biggest challenge for RCB is going to be to defeat Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals.

RCB’s record against Mumbai Indians

There have been two clashes between RCB and Mumbai Indians in the league matches of WPL 2024, in which the match is tied. In the first match of this season, Mumbai defeated RCB by 7 wickets at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Mandhana’s army made a strong comeback and defeated Mumbai by 7 wickets at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. In the match played in Delhi, RCB senior all-rounder Ellyse Perry created a ruckus with her bowling and took a record 6 wickets against Mumbai.

No batsman of Mumbai Indians could even stand in front of Perry. Perry took 6 wickets for 15 runs in a spell of 4 overs and broke the back of Mumbai. After this, Perry also performed brilliantly in batting. Perry had scored 40 runs in 38 balls. Now RCB fans will be expecting the same performance from him once again against Mumbai.

It is not easy to defeat Mumbai

In a do-or-die match for RCB, RCB won the match on the back of a strong performance from Ellyse Perry and finished the league match at the third position on the points table. Whereas in the points table, Mumbai Indians stood second by winning 5 out of 8 matches. If RCB has to defeat Mumbai Indians in the eliminator, the RCB top order will have to be dismantled quickly. If any batsman among Yastika Bhatia, Hayley Mathews and Harmanpreet Kaur survives till the last over, it can shatter RCB’s dream of winning the trophy.