Delhi Capitals pulled off a dominating five-wicket win against UP Warriorz in the last group-stage game of the Women’s Premier League 2023 (WPL) on Tuesday, March 21. They finished at the top on a level with Mumbai Indians while the Warriorz remained in the third position with four wins from eight games.
Aakash Chopra slammed the Warriorz’s management for making unnecessary changes to their winning combination.
“Delhi have reached the No. 1 position. UP Warriorz surprised me a lot. I agree there was no chance for UP to reach the No. 1 position but why so many changes? Momentum is not visible but it is there. You want to actually win the game and then get into the Eliminator but they made three changes in the XI,” he said on Jio Cinema’s show AakashVani.
“After that, the batting order was not understandable. I didn’t understand the way they batted. You reached 138 because of Tahlia McGrath’s fifty else you wouldn’t have reached there as well. I was disappointed,” Chopra added.
“Delhi came with a lot of intent. Shafali Verma hit and Meg Lanning was wonderful. They made just one change – sent Jemimah Rodrigues up the order so that she could score a few runs. She got an inside edge and should have taken a DRS but she didn’t. After that, Alice Capsey and along with her Marizanne Kapp. Their pairing is not less than anyone – they hit well. They would have finished at No. 1 if they had won the match in 19.4 overs and they didn’t go until there. They won in a canter,” he added.