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IPL 2018: Squads For Women's Challenge Match Announced

18 May 2018, 01:23 | Charlene Valdez


BCCI announces squads for one-off Women's T20 match

The one-off encounter will have 26 players, which includes 10 global players from Australia, New Zealand and England.

IPL Supernova: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Danielle Wyatt, Mithali Raj, Meg Lanning, Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Megan Schutt, Rajseshwari Gayakwad, Anuja Patil, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper).

The BCCI today announced 26-member squadsfor the upcoming Women's T20 Challenge match to be played on May 22 atthe Wankhede Stadium.

The Trailblazers, coached by India Women head coach Tushar Arothe, will see Mandhana possibly link up with either Healy or Bates at the top of the order while Tahuhu could share bowling duties with the Indian pace-bowling duo of Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey.

Besides the earlier list of global players announced by the BCCI, Australia's Meg Lanning and New Zealand's Lea Tahuhu are also set to appear for the Supernovas and Trailblazers respectively.

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. Danielle Hazell of England will also be a part of the Mandhana-led side.

"This is being staged as a well-deserved exhibition to showcase the tremendous depth and capability that women's cricket in India has achieved". CoA chief Vinod Rai was quoted as saying by The Indian Express on May 12.

The match will kick start at 2.00 pm and will be telecast live in India and across the world.

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