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BCCI announces squads for Women’s T20 Challenge

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announces Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj as captains of Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity respectively. The three teams will compete in the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge to be played from 4th November to 9th November in the UAE.

The best of Indian women’s cricket will combine with some of the leading stars from England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh and New Zealand in a four-match tournament. Thailand’s Natthakan Chantham, who scored her country’s first Women’s T20 World Cup half-century, adds another feather to her cap as she will become the first Thai cricketer to feature in the tournament.

The All-India Women’s Selection Committee picked the three squads.  

SupernovasTrailblazersVelocity
Harmanpreet Kaur  (C)Smriti Mandhana (C)Mithali Raj (C)
Jemimah Rodrigues (VC)Deepti Sharma (VC)Veda Krishnamurthy (VC)
Chamari AtapattuPunam RautShafali Verma
Priya PuniaRicha GhoshSushma Verma (WK)
Anuja PatilD. HemalathaEkta Bisht
Radha YadavNuzhat Parween (WK)Mansi Joshi
Taniya Bhatia (WK)Rajeshwari GayakwadShikha Pandey
Shashikala SiriwardeneHarleen DeolDevika Vaidya
Poonam YadavJhulan GoswamiSushree Dibyadarshini
Shakera SelmanSimaran Dil BahadurManali Dakshini
Arundhati ReddySalma KhatunLeigh Kasperek
Pooja VastrakarSophie EcclestoneDanielle Wyatt
Ayushi SoniNatthakan ChanthamSuné Luus
Ayabonga KhakaDeandra DottinJahanara Alam
Muskan MalikKashvee GautamM. Anagha

The 2020 Women’s T20 Challenge will begin with last year’s finalist Supernovas taking on Velocity in the opening game. The complete schedule is as below.

Sr No.DateTime (UAE)Time (IST)Team 1Team 2
Match 104/11/206:00 PM7:30 PMSupernovasVelocity
Match 205/11/202:00 PM3:30 PMVelocityTrailblazers
Match 307/11/206:00 PM7:30 PMTrailblazersSupernovas
Match 409/11/206:00 PM7:30 PMFinal

JAY SHAH
Honorary Secretary
BCCI

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