The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced the complete squads for the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge 2022. The three teams, namely – Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity – will compete in the T20 event, which is scheduled to be played from May 23-28 at Pune’s MCA stadium.
Explosive batter Harmanpreet Kaur and top-quality opener Smriti Mandhana will continue captaining the Supernovas and Trailblazers, respectively. Velocity, on the other hand, will see a new skipper this season in the form of all-rounder Deepti Sharma.
Mithali Raj, who led Velocity in the last edition, along with some other senior cricketers, Jhulan Goswami, Veda Krishnamurthy and Shikha Pandey, are the notable absentees in the squads announced by the apex Indian board.
When it comes to the overseas player contingent, this season will witness the likes of Australian leg spinner Alana King, England stars Sophie Ecclestone, Sophia Dunkley-Brown and Kate Cross. Similarly, Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, Ayabonga Khaka from South Africa, Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews from West Indies, Salma Khatun, Sharmin Akter from Bangladesh and Natthakan Chantham from Thailand are the other overseas cricketers in the three-team competition.
Here are the complete squads:
Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Taniya Bhatia (vice-captain), Alana King, Ayushi Soni, Chandu V, Deandra Dottin, Harleen Deol, Meghna Singh, Monica Patel, Muskan Malik, Pooja Vastrakar, Priya Punia, Rashi Kanojia, Sophie Ecclestone, Suné Luus, Mansi Joshi
Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (captain), Poonam Yadav (vice-captain), Arundhati Reddy, Hayley Matthews, Jemimah Rodrigues, Priyanka Priyadarshini, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, S Meghana Saiqa Ishaque, Salma Khatun, Sharmin Akhter, Sophia Dunkley, Sujata Mallik, Shradda Pokharkar
Velocity: Deepti Sharma (captain), Sneh Rana (vice-captain), Shafali Verma, Ayabonga Khaka, Kiran Navgire, Kate Cross, Keerthi James, Laura Wolvaardt, Maya Sonawane, Natthakan Chantham, Radha Yadav, Aarti Kedar, Shivali Shinde, Simran Bahadur, Yastika Bhatia, Pranavi Chandra
Here are the Fixtures:
All games will be played at MCA Stadium, Pune
- May 23 – Trailblazers vs Supernovas
- May 24 – Supernovas vs Velocity
- May 26 – Velocity vs Trailblazers
- May 28 – Final
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