Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will lead the three teams Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity respectively in the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge to be played between May 6 and 11 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
India’s best female cricketers and future stars will be joined by international players from England, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the tri-series.
All the teams consist of 13 players with four overseas cricketers each. WV Raman will coach the Supernovas, while Biju George and Mamta Maben are named as the coaches of Trailblazers and Velocity teams respectively.
Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Anuja Patil, Arundhati Reddy, Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka), Jemimah Rodrigues, Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand), Mansi Joshi, Natalie Sciver (England), Poonam Yadav, Priya Punia, Radha P Yadav, Sophie Devine (New Zealand), Taniya Bhatia (WK).
Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (Captain), Bharti Fulmali, Dayalan Hemlatha, Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Jasia Akhtar, Jhulan Goswami, R Kalpana (WK), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shakera Selman (West Indies), Sophie Ecclestone (England), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies), Suzie Bates (New Zealand).
Velocity: Mithali Raj (Captain), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand), Danielle Wyatt (England), Devika Vaidya, Ekta Bisht, Hayley Matthews (West Indies), Jahanara Alam (Bangladesh), Komal Zhanzad, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sushma Verma (WK), Sushree Dibyadarshini, Veda Krishnamurthy.
May 6: Supernovas vs Trailblazers
May 8: Trailblazers vs Velocity
May 9: Supernovas vs Velocity
May 11: Final
(With PTI inputs)