The stage is set for an epic clash in the Women’s Premier League as Mumbai Indians take on Delhi Capitals at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. However, the build-up to the final has been dominated by a friendly rivalry between Mumbai Indians’ coaching duo, Charlotte Edwards and Jhulan Goswami. The two former cricketing legends, who were fierce rivals during their playing days, faced off against each other in a friendly match during Mumbai Indians’ training session.
Jhulan Goswami, Mumbai Indians’ bowling coach, and Charlotte Edwards, head coach of the team, had an intense rivalry during their playing days. Goswami had dismissed Edwards a whopping 12 times on the pitch, and when the opportunity presented itself, Edwards challenged Goswami to a friendly match ahead of the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League. The two finally squared off against each other in the nets, much to the delight of the Mumbai Indians players.
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Several Mumbai Indians players, including Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, and Issy Wong, gathered to watch the two legends battle it out. Edwards, who had been dismissed by Goswami numerous times during their playing days, showed respect to her opponent and held her own against the legendary Indian pacer. Goswami eventually got the better of Edwards by rattling her stumps, but the two shared an endearing moment after their duel, with Goswami embracing Edwards in a hug.
Although the training session was all about fun and games, the Mumbai Indians will face a stern test in the final against Delhi Capitals, who have already dished out a chastening defeat to the Indians in their previous outing. The Capitals made their way to the final after topping the points table, and they will be led by the experienced Meg Lanning, who will face off against her international teammate and rival, Harmanpreet Kaur.
Despite the rivalry between the two teams, the Mumbai Indians and the Delhi Capitals have displayed exceptional sportsmanship throughout the tournament. The Women’s Premier League has provided a platform for women’s cricket in India to flourish, and the inaugural edition has been a resounding success.
As fans eagerly await the final, it is clear that the Mumbai Indians and the Delhi Capitals will leave no stone unturned in their quest for glory. The tournament has seen some incredible performances from both teams, and the final promises to be a nail-biting encounter. With the likes of Kaur, Lanning, Goswami, and Edwards on display, fans can expect a match that will go down in history.