Get breaking news alerts from myKhel

Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur to lead women's teams in T20 Challenge

By Unnikrishnan
Smriti Mandhana to lead IPL Trailblazers in Womens T20 Challenge

Bengaluru, May 17: Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur will lead IPL Trailblazers and IPL Supernovas respectively in the Women's T20 Challenge to be played at the Wankhede Stadium ahead of the IPL Qualifier 1.

Speaking about the Women's T20 Challenge, Rajeev Shukla, Chairman, IPL, said, "Even as IPL continues to roll like a well-oiled machine, over the last couple of weeks, efforts were made to put in place a similar structure for women cricketers. We were in talks with several Boards and I am pleased with the outcome.

"White Ferns captain Suzie Bates, attacking batter Sophie Devine, who holds the record for fastest half-century in women's T20Is, Australia's fine all-rounder Ellyse Perry, wicket-keeper bat Alyssa Healy, Megan Schutt and Beth Mooney have confirmed their participation. Danni Wyatt and Daniel Hazell will add the English flavour.

"This special game will be played at Mumbai's iconic Wankhede Stadium and will be telecast live in India and across the world".

Harmanpreet Kaur will lead IPL Supernovas in the Womens T20 Challenge

Diana Edulji, member of Committee of Administrators (CoA) and former India captain, said: "We are excited to announce the first-of-its-kind exhibition match involving our women cricketers.

"BCCI has been pulling out all stops to promote and nurture women's cricket and this is a small yet significant step towards a prospective league involving women's stars in the future.

"The IPL is the biggest and most popular league in the world and it has been a long-time endeavour to have a women's league that can match the exuberance of IPL.

"Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Veda Krishnamurthy among others rubbing shoulders with foreign stars will be a unique experience and something that we have not witnessed here in India."

The match will begin at 14:00 IST and it will be followed by the IPL Qualifier 1 at 19:00 IST.

Teams: IPL Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (Captain), Alyssa Healy, Suzie Bates, Deepti Sharma, Beth Mooney, Jemimah Rodrigues, Danielle Hazell, Shikha Pandey, Lea Tahuhu, Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav, D Hemalatha.

IPL Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Danielle Wyatt, Mithali Raj, Meg Lanning, Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Megan Schutt, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Anuja Patil, Taniya Bhatia.

For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS
For Daily Alerts

    Love Cricket? Prove it! Play myKhel Fantasy Cricket here

    Story first published: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 13:24 [IST]
    Other articles published on May 17, 2018
    India's LARGEST EVER political poll. Have you participated yet?
    POLLS
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more