On the last night, Velocity started this edition of the Women’s T20 Challenge with a 5-wicket victory against the two-time champions Supernovas at the same venue (Sharjah).
On the other hand, it is the opening match for Trailblazers in the ongoing Women’s T20 Challenge 2020. While it is the second season for Velocity, Trailblazers are playing their third season.
Women’s T20 Challenge 2020, Match 2: Velocity vs Trailblazers – Toss Report
Velocity captain Mithali Raj won the toss and decided to bat first. They made the only alteration in the playing XI as Sushree Dibyadarshini came in for Manali Dakshini.
Mithali said after winning the toss, “We will bat. It’s a good wicket, we’re confident with our batting, a score around 140-150 should be good. It’s important to have runs on the board, the wicket could get slower and lower in the second innings. One change for us.”
On the other hand, Trailblazers captain Smriti Mandhana is confident to start this tournament in a better way.
Mandhana said, “Happy to get out after quarantine. It’s been difficult for all of us for the last seven months, coming back – we are looking forward to play a match. We have a pretty balanced side, hopefully, we will do better today.”
Women’s T20 Challenge 2020, Match 2: Velocity vs Trailblazers – Playing XIs
Velocity: Shafali Verma, Danielle Wyatt, Mithali Raj (C), Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma (wk), Sune Luus, Shikha Pandey, Sushree Dibyadarshini, Ekta Bisht, Leigh Kasperek, Jahanara Alam
Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (C), Deandra Dottin, Richa Ghosh (wk), Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Dayalan Hemalatha, Nattakan Chantam, Salma Khatun, Sophie Ecclestone, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami