Women’s T20 Challenge -Trailblazers Vs Supernovas: Two of Indian Women cricket’s superstars, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana will be leading the respective lines for Supernovas and the Trailblazers.
The duo have some budding talent from across the globe under their line-up and it will be interesting to see how the two teams fare when they take on each other with two highly competitive captains.
It will also be a great opportunity for the youngsters to learn and perform under pressure with such diversity in the line-up.
While the Trailblazers on paper have an edge over Supernovas with stalwarts like Smriti Mandhana, Jhulan Goswami, Suzie Bates, but the presence of some charismatic youngsters in the Supernovas will account for an interesting battle between the two sides. The Sawai Mansingh Stadium will be abuzz with a lot of women cricket for the next six days.
The focus will be on the Supernovas Captain, whose hard-hitting exploits are well known. She has everything in her arsenal to trouble to the bowlers. Harman has been leading the Indian team in the shortest format of the game and this will be one such opportunity for her to showcase her leadership skills.
The Trailblazers with the likes of Stafanie Taylor, Mandhana, Suzie Bates and Jhulan Goswami look like a formidable opponent. It will be interesting to see how young Mandhana will lead this talented side.
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Anuja Patil, Arundhati Reddy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Mansi Joshi, Poonam Yadav, Priya Punia, Radha Yadav, Taniya Bhatia (wk)
Overseas players: Sophie Devine (New Zealand), Natalie Sciver (England), Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka), Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand)
Coach: WV Raman
Smriti Mandhana (c), Bharti Fulmali, Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Jasia Akhtar, Jhulan Goswami, R Kalpana (wk), Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Overseas Players: Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies), Sophie Ecclestone (England), Shakera Selman (West Indies)
Coach: Biju George
6 May 2019, 7.30 pm IST
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur