Teams Announced for Women’s T20 Challenge, Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana to Lead Their Respective Sides
The top international women cricketers from India and across the globe will combine together to square off in a four-match Women’s T20 challenge which has been slated to be played from 6th May to 11th May. All the matches will be played at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur.
Three teams by the names of Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity who will square off once in a round robin league and the top two teams will contest in the final slated to be played on 11th May. The four-match series is just a continuation of the solitary exhibition match last year in Mumbai between Smriti Mandhana led Trailblazers and Harmanpreet Kaur led Supernovas.
There were several top-class women cricketers who took part in that particular game. Due to the popularity of that solitary match, BCCI has decided to increase it to a 4 matches affair. This is a step forward to a full-fledged women’s IPL in the future.
The list of players was announced just a few hours ago and it will be three top Indian women cricketers will be in charge of the respective teams. While Smriti Mandhana will lead the Trailblazers while Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the Velocity and Supernova respectively.
Let us have a look at the squads for the 4 match series
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Anuja Patil, Arundhati Reddy, Chamari Athapaththu (SL), Jemima Rodrigues, Lea Tahuhu(NZ), Mansi Joshi, Natalie Sciver(ENG), Poonam Yadav, Priya Punia, Radha Yadav, Sophie Devine(NZ), Taniya Bhatia, Coach: WV Raman
Smriti Mandhana (c), Bharti Fulmali, Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Jasia Akhtar, Jhulan Goswami, R Kalpana, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shakera Selman (WI), Sophie Ecclestone (ENG), Stafanie Taylor (WI), Suzie Bates (NZ), Coach: Biju George
Mithali Raj (c), Amelia Kerr (NZ), Danielle Wyatt (ENG), Devika Vaidya, Ekta Bisht, Hayley Matthews (WI), Jahanara Alam (B’DESH), Komal Zhanzad, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sushma Verma, Sushree Dibyadarshini, Veda Krishnamurthy, Coach: Mamta Maben
May 6 – Supernovas vs Trailblazers
May 8 – Trailblazers vs Velocity
May 9 – Supernovas vs Velocity
May 11 – Final
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