Women's T20 Challenge - 2022 | Everything you need to know
Written By: Ankush Das
Picture Courtesy: BCCI
The much-awaited Women’s T20 Challenge returns to the fold for its fourth season after a gap of one year. The three-team competition will run between May 23-28 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
Stalwarts Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami have been left out of the tournament along with pacer Shikha Pandey, who also failed to make the cut for the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup earlier this year. Another notable omission is Karnataka’s Veda Krishnamurthy.
Seasoned all-rounder Deepti Sharma will lead the Velocity side in place of Mithali while Railways captain Sneh Rana will work as her deputy. Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur will continue to captain Trailblazers and Supernovas respectively.
Nagaland’s Kiran Navgire, who grabbed the headlines with her whirlwind knocks in the domestic T20 competition last month, will be part of the Velocity squad. Maharashtra's Aarti Kedar and Odisha's Sujata Mallik, who were the top two wickets-takers, have also found teams in the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge.
Twelve foreign players - four in each team - from Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies, Bangladesh and Thailand will feature in the competition.
Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Taniya Bhatia (vc), Alana King, Ayushi Soni, Chandu V, Deandra Dottin, Harleen Deol, Meghna Singh, Monica Patel, Muskan Malik, Pooja Vastrakar, Priya Punia, Rashi Kanojia, Sophie Ecclestone, Sune Luus, Mansi Joshi
Coach: Nooshin Al Khadeer
Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (c), Poonam Yadav (vc), Arundhati Reddy, Hayley Matthews, Jemimah Rodrigues, Priyanka Priyadarshini, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, S Meghana, Saiqa Ishaque, Salma Khatun, Sharmin Akhter, Sophia Brown, Sujata Mallik, SB Pokharkar.
Coach: Sunetra Paranjpe
Velocity: Deepti Sharma (c), Sneh Rana(vc), Shafali Verma, Ayabonga Khaka, KP Navgire, Kathryn Cross, Keerthi James, Laura Wolvaardt, Maya Sonawane, Natthakan Chantham, Radha Yadav, Aarti Kedar, Shivali Shinde, Simran Bahadur, Yastika Bhatia, Pranavi Chandra
Coach: Devika Palshikar
The fourth edition of the much-anticipated Women’s T20 Challenge will kick off with defending champions Trailblazers locking horns against Supernovas on May 23 (Monday).
The second game of the tournament will see Supernovas go up against Velocity the next day. Deepti Sharma’s Velocity will play their second game on May 24 against Trailblazers.
The mega final of the Women’s T20 Challenge is slated to take on place on May 28 (Saturday).
23-05-2022, 7:30 PM - Trailblazers vs Supernovas
24-05-2022, 3:30 PM - Supernovas vs Velocity
26-05-2022, 7:30 PM - Velocity vs Trailblazers
28–05-2022, 7:30 PM - FINAL
Live Streaming Details
Star Sports Network will telecast all the matches of the Women’s T20 Challenge live on TV. The matches can also be streamed online on Disney+Hotstar.
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