While UP managed to clinch a thrilling victory against Gujarat, it was the end of the road for Bangalore in the inaugural edition of the Women's T20 League. Despite boasting some of the biggest names in women's cricket, Bangalore failed to make it to the playoffs after a dismal performance throughout the tournament.
Bangalore had a star-studded lineup with the likes of Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, and Jemimah Rodrigues, but they failed to fire as a unit. Their lackluster performance was evident in their first match of the tournament itself where they were bundled out for just 97 runs against the Titans, eventually losing the match by 6 wickets.
Things didn't get any better for Bangalore as they lost their next three matches in the WTL. While they managed to bounce back with a win against the UP, it was too little too late for the Bangalore-based franchise.
Bangalore's poor performance in the tournament highlights the importance of team cohesion and consistent performances. While they had some of the best playercs in the world, they failed to gel as a team and their performances were lackluster as a result. The team management will have to go back to the drawing board and reassess their strategy for the next edition of the WTL.
On the other hand, UP will be ecstatic with their victory over Gujarat and will be looking to carry this momentum into the playoffs. The likes of Tahlia McGrath and Grace Harris have been instrumental in their success so far and will be key to their chances in the upcoming matches. With the tournament entering its business end, it will be interesting to see which team comes out on top and lifts the inaugural WTL trophy.
Here's how Twitter reacted to Bangalore's disqualification from WTL:
Commentators : RCB fans must be sad today— ً (@SarcasticCowboy) March 20, 2023
RCB fans who are immune to such heartbreaks now pic.twitter.com/0bZ7PCrB37
RCB ki abhi bhi chance hai….agar ye teen teem me se koi ek team opt out krleti hai to🙂— Kumar Sambhav (@ImSambhav17) March 20, 2023
A real blessing to a choker team & Captain who plays his heart out every single time and is the epitome of Choking and failing and a true inspiration for any choker . You are biggest choker for me the greatest of all time pic.twitter.com/IePtiRELGh— Rudra Singh (@legendDhoni07) March 20, 2023
Jitna Up ke qualify ke carcha nahi hai usse jyada RCB ke nockout ke carcha hai— जयकृष्ण सिंह (गहरवार) (@JayKris61047462) March 20, 2023
RCB fans to their Women's team after they knockout from WPL.— Shakti Man 💥 (@IamShaktiMann) March 20, 2023
RCB fans be like :( pic.twitter.com/FbXhaCzCHl
Dekho hum RCB wale sirf participate karne aate hain for goodwill only 👍😏 pic.twitter.com/gQajYNU8mu— penguwing (@PetwingPenguin) March 20, 2023
RCB can qualify now only if next season starts immediately— Shashank Yadav (@Shashan01204687) March 20, 2023
Rcb cup aisa hota jai pic.twitter.com/zT0otVa2tk— υиωαитє∂ ѕυиιℓ __ (@sunilss01) March 20, 2023