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Women's T20 Challenge: BCCI announces Trailblazers and Supernovas teams

17 May, 2018, 16:20 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • IPL 2018 Squads For Women

Out of the 26, 10 global stars from Australia, England and New Zealand will grace their presence of the encounter which is slowly gaining more excitement with each passing day.

Attacking batswoman and India's T20 vice captain Smriti Mandhana will lead IPL Trailblazers which includes pacer Jhulan Goswami, Suzie Bates and many popular worldwide women cricketers. IPL Trailblazers boasts of players like India's top bowler Jhulan Goswami and Australia's Alyssa Healy on the other hand, the IPL Supernovas have in their ranks India's ODI captain Mithali Raj and Australian skipper Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry.

Mandhana and Harmanpreet will lead IPL Trailblazers and IPL Supernovas respectively in the upcoming Women's T20 Challenge Match. Rajeev Shukla, Chairman, IPL, said, "We were in talks with several Boards and I am pleased with the outcome".

Meanwhile, attacking bat and India women's T20 vice-captain, Smriti Mandhana will lead IPL Trailblazers. "Danni Wyatt and Daniel Hazell will add the English flavour". The women's match will begin at 2 pm.

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"This is being staged as a well-deserved exhibition to showcase the tremendous depth and capability that women's cricket in India has achieved. We see it build into a women's IPL tournament in a couple of years".

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.

It is also a way to test waters for a women's IPL in near future.

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