WOMEN’S T20 CHALLENGE
Cricbuzz Staff •
Mandhana and Harmanpreet will lead IPL Trailblazers and IPL Supernovas respectively within the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge Match. © Getty
Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur will lead IPL Trailblazers and IPL Supernovas respectively within the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge Match to be performed forward of IPL 2018 Qualifier 1 on May 22 on the Wankhede Stadium.
The one-off fit will function 26 avid gamers, together with 10 global cricketers from Australia, England and New Zealand.
Alyssa Healy, Australia’s wicketkeeper-batter, Beth Mooney, Australia’s opener, Suzie Bates, the veteran New Zealand all-rounder, are one of the vital global stars within the Trailblazers’ set-up.
It additionally accommodates Indian cricketers of the calibre of Mandhana, the southpaw opener and captain of the facet, Deepti Sharma, the spinning all-rounder, Jhulan Goswami, the India tempo spearhead and the younger prodigy, Jemimah Rodrigues.
On the opposite hand, the Kaur-led facet will likely be made up of Ellyse Perry, the seam-bowling all-rounder, Sophie Devine, the hard-hitting all-rounder, Raj, the mainstay of India’s batting line-up, Meg Lanning, Australia’s captain and her nationwide teammate, Megan Schutt. It is known that the fit will apply IPL-style regulations.
This construction comes within the backdrop of BCCI and CoA mulling a possible T20 league for Women cricketers in India. Present and previous Indian cricketers, together with Raj have spoken out, asking for a event alongside the strains of IPL.
“This is being staged as a well-deserved exhibition to showcase the tremendous depth and capability that women’s cricket in India has achieved. We see it build into a women’s IPL tournament in a couple of years.” CoA leader Vinod Rai was once quoted as pronouncing by means of The Indian Express on May 12 (Saturday).
IPL Trailblazers: Alyssa Healy (wk), Smriti Mandhana (c), Suzie Bates, Deepti Sharma, Beth Mooney, Jemimah Rodrigues, Danielle Hazell, Shikha Pandey, Lea Tahuhu, Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav, Dayalan Hemalatha
IPL Supernovas: Danielle Wyatt, Mithali Raj, Meg Lanning, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Megan Schutt, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Anuja Patil, Taniya Bhatia (wk)