Women’s T20 Challenge schedule announced, two Bangladeshi set to play
BCCI announced the schedule and the squads for the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge which will be played between three teams. The tournament kicks-off on November 4.
After arranging the Indian Premier League (IPL), BCCI have shifted their focus to Women’s T20 Challenge which was also set to take place but later postponed due to the pandemic.
However, BCB have announced a new date for the tournament. It is set to be played between November 4 to November 9 with three teams. The teams are named Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity. Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will lead the teams respectively.
Bangladesh’s two vital players Jahanara Alam and Salma Khatun will also play in the tournament. Jahanara will feature for Velocity once again while Salma will play for Trailblazers. Though Jahanara played the inaugural edition of this tournament, it will be a debut season for Salma.
All the matches will begin at 8:00 PM (BDT) and the venues are yet to be announced by BCCI. Velocity will take on the defending champions Supernovas in the first game of the tournament.
Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Jemimah Rodrigues (VC), Chamari Athapaththu, Priya Punia, Anuja Patil, Radha Yadav, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Shashikala Siriwardene, Poonam Yadav, Shakera Selman, Arundhati Reddy, Pooja Vastrakar, Ayushi Soni, Ayabonga Khaka, Muskan Malik
Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (C), Deepti Sharma (VC), Punam Raut, Richa Ghosh, D. Hemalatha, Nuzhat Parween (WK), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Harleen Deol, Jhulan Goswami, Simaran Dil Bahadur, Salma Khatun, Sophie Ecclestone, Natthakan Chantham, Deandra Dottin, Kashvee Gautam
Velocity: Mithali Raj (C), Veda Krishnamurthy (VC), Shafali Verma, Sushma Verma (WK), Ekta Bisht, Mansi Joshi, Shikha Pandey, Devika Vaidya, Sushree Dibyadarshini, Manali Dakshini, Leigh Kasperek, Danielle Wyatt, Sune Luus, Jahanara Alam, M. Anagha.