Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will be captains

Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will be captains of three sides in the Women’s T20 Challenge, as the BCCI confirmed the squads for the exhibition matches.

Though the 2018 edition of Women’s t-20 challenge had just players from England, Australia and New Zealand take part in the first ever Women’s T20 Challenge. Players played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. But This time around, the tournament will also welcome players from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and the Caribbean to give it more versatile from around the world.

Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will be captains
Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will be captains

The new team in the Women’s t-20 challenge

The new team in the Women’s t-20 challenge is Velocity. That will be under the captaincy of Mithali Raj and coach is former India cricketer Mamta Maben. Accordingly, the Australians missing out has provided a chance to a number of other players. Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka), Natalie Sciver, Sophie Ecclestone (both England), Sakera Selman, Stafanie Taylor, Hayley Mathews (all West Indies), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand) and Jahanara Alam (Bangladesh) will be the new faces this time around with a number of Indians players as well.

The Rules and Regulations

Each of the teams has a maximum of four foreigners this time around, one lesser from the previous year. WV Raman will coach Supernova. Who won the one-off game last year, while Trailblazers will be under the coaching of Biju George. Australian cricketers, however, will not be present during this edition including Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Elysse Perry, and Megan Schutt.

Teams and their players

Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will be captainsHarmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will be captains
Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will be captains

Supernova:

Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Anuja Patil. Arundhati Reddy, Chamari Athapaththu (SL), Jemima Rodrigues, Lea Tahuhu(NZ). Mansi Joshi, Natalie Sciver(ENG), Poonam Yadav, Priya Punia, Radha Yadav, Sophie Devine(NZ). Taniya Bhatia, Coach: WV Raman

Velocity:

Mithali Raj (c), Amelia Kerr (NZ). Danielle Wyatt (ENG), Devika Vaidya, Ekta Bisht, Hayley Matthews (WI). Jahanara Alam (B’DESH), Komal Zhanzad, Shefali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sushma Verma. Sushree Priyadarshini, Veda Krishnamurthy, Coach: Mamta Maben

Trailblazers:

Smriti Mandhana (c), Bharti Fulmali, Dayalan Hemalatha. Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Jasia Akhtar, Jhulan Goswami. R Kalpana, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shakera Selman (WI), Sophie Ecclestone (ENG). Stafanie Taylor (WI), Suzie Bates (NZ), Coach: Biju George

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Therefore, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will be captains of three sides in the Women’s T20 Challenge. The matches will be between May 6 and 11 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.

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