The 2019 Women T20 Challenge will see Supernovas colliding against Velocity in the summit clash which will take place at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. This has been a really good spectacle for the Indian women cricket and with a successful conclusion of this competition, the BCCI could carry an even better show next year.
Supernovas and Velocity are the two teams colliding for the elusive trophy after finishing first and second respectively in the points table. Supernovas after going down against Trailblazers by just 2 runs, scripted a much-needed win against Velocity by 12 runs. Jemimah Rodrigues unbeaten 77 off 48 deliveries helped Supernovas post a formidable 42 on the board which proved way too much for Velocity who could only manage 130 on the board.
Velocity, however, after winning their opening game against Trailblazers by 3 wickets stormed to the numero-uno spot on the points table. Thir healthy run-rate kept them in contention to finish among the top two and despite a loss to Supernovas by 12 runs, they have made it to the finals.
Supernovas vs Velocity
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Time: May 11, 07:30 PM
Supernovas squad to face Velocity:
Smriti Mandhana (c), Bharti Fulmali, Shakera Selman, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Sophie Ecclestone, Harleen Deol, Stafanie Taylor, Jasia Akhtar, Jhulan Goswami, Ravi Kalpana, Suzie Bates, Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma
Velocity squad to face Supernovas:
Mithali Raj (c), Sushma Verma, Amelia Kerr, Devika Vaidya, Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushree Pradhan, Shikha Pandey, Komal Zanzad, Danielle Wyatt, Hayley Matthews, Jahanara Alam, Shefali Verma, Ekta Bisht
OUT: Komal Zanzad
Velocity Playing XI:
Mithali Raj, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Danielle Wyatt, Hayley Matthews, Devika, Ekta Bisht, Jahanara Alam/Sushree Pradhan, Sushma Verma, Amelia Kerr
Supernovas Playing XI:
Anuja Patil, Chamari Athapaththu, Sophie Devine, Lea Tahuhu, Poonam Yadav, Harmanpreet Kaur, Radha Yadav, Jemimah Rodrigues, Natalie Sciver, Taniya Bhatia, Priya Punia
In Sophie Devine and Natalie Sciver, they have two world-class all-rounders. However, both haven’t got ample opportunities with the bat but do possess the capability of turning around games single-handedly.
Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur scored a valiant 46* in the first game and remained unbeaten in the next one as well. Jemimah Rodrigues played a match-winning knock in the game against Velocity scoring an unbeaten 77.
For Velocity, Dani Wyatt will be the player to watch out. She has been one of the most prolific run-getters in T20Is and has scored 6 consecutive 50’s in a row in T2oIs, in the last game she scored a valiant 43 from 33 deliveries. In this competition, she has got 89 runs from 2 innings.
Mithali Raj the skipper and Whiteferns all-rounder Amelia Kerr will be the other reliable bets in this side. Kerr has scalped 4 wickets in the two games, whereas Raj has got 57 runs from 2 innings.