Trailblazers escaped with a narrow win in the first match of women T20 Challenge they now face the newbie’s Velocity in their next match of the competition which will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
Trailblazers skipper Smriti Mandhana’s electrifying 90 off 67 deliveries which included 10 fours and 3 sixes. Her innings helped Trailblazers notch up to 140 in 20 overs and she got a good aid in the form of Harleen Deol who got 36 from 44 deliveries which included 3 fours. Radha Yadav was the pick of the bowlers as she scalped 2 for 28 runs in 4 overs.
In reply, Supernovas fell just 2 runs short of the target after a tightly contested game with skipper Harmanpreet Kaur remaining unbeaten on 46 off 34 deliveries which included 8 fours. Sophie Ecclestone and Rajeshwari Gayakwad were the picks of the bowlers scalping two wickets each.
As far as the Velocity are concerned, they will be playing their first match of the tournament and will be looking for glory in the first game itself.
Trailblazers vs Velocity
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Time: May 08, 03:30 PM
Trailblazers squad to face Velocity:
Smriti Mandhana (c), Jhulan Goswami, Suzie Bates, Ravi Kalpana, Bharti Fulmali, Shakera Selman, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Sophie Ecclestone, Harleen Deol, Jasia Akhtar, Stafanie Taylor, Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma
Velocity squad to face Trailblazers:
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
Smriti Mandhana scored a brilliant 90 in the first game, whereas, Suzie Bates the former New Zealand skipper who missed out of scoring big in the last game will be an essential pick. In the bowling department, Sophie Ecclestone and Rajeshwari Gayakwad were the picks of the bowlers, Stefanie Taylor is a safe bet as well as she can deliver with both bat and ball.
Supernovas will be featuring in this contest for the first time and will field in their best possible eleven. In the batting department, Mithali Raj the skipper and England women’s Dani Wyatt along with Hayley Mathews and Veda Krishnamurthy. Amelia Kerr will be crucial with both bat and ball, whereas, Ekta Bisht and Shikha Pandey will be the bowlers to rely upon.
Trailblazers Playing XI
Velocity Playing XI