India Today – Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur are all set to lead their two teams in the women’s T20 challenge, a one-of-its-kind exhibition match, ahead of the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Summary

  • Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur are all set to lead their two teams in the women’s T20 challenge, a one-of-its-kind exhibition match, ahead of the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.
  • Mandhana believes that a women’s IPL can take place with four teams but admits that there aren’t enough players for an eight-team tournament.
  • “Just so excited for all the girls to have an opportunity to play tomorrow and in the future we can have women’s IPL and more players and more Indian players get an opportunity,” she said.
  • Squads:IPL Trailblazers: Alyssa Healy (wk), Smriti Mandhana (C), Suzie Bates, Deepti Sharma, Beth Mooney, Jemimah Rodrigues, Danielle Hazell, Shikha Pandey, Lea Tahuhu, Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav, Dayalan Hemalatha.
  • IPL Supernovas: Danielle Wyatt, Mithali Raj, Meg Lanning, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Megan Schutt, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Anuja Patil, Taniya Bhatia (wk).


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