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Women’s IPL teams announced!

IPL Trailblazers and IPL Supernovas will battle it out on 22 May 2018 at the Wankhede

The BCCI and CoA (Committee of Administrators) have come up with a Women’s T20 IPL match as a trial for future planning of Women’s T20 tournament. The match will be played on 22 May 2018 at the Wankhede Stadium before the Qualifier 1. The two teams for the first-of-its-kind match have been announced today.

Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur are expected to lead ‘Trailblazers’ and ‘Supernovas’ respectively. Some big international stars like Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning and Danielle Wyatt are expected to take part in the match.

“This is being staged as a well-deserved exhibition to showcase the tremendous depth and capability that women’s cricket in India has achieved. We see it build into a women’s IPL tournament in a couple of years,” said CoA chief Vinod Rai.

The teams are as follows:

IPL Trailblazers:  Smriti Mandhana (c), Alyssa Healy (wk), Suzie Bates, Deepti Sharma, Beth Mooney, Jemimah Rodrigues, Danielle Hazell, Shikha Pandey, Lea Tahuhu, Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav, Dayalan Hemalatha.

IPL Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Danielle Wyatt, Mithali Raj, Meg Lanning, Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Megan Schutt, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Anuja Patil, Taniya Bhatia (wk).

“This is being staged as a well-deserved exhibition to showcase the tremendous depth and capability that women’s cricket in India has achieved. We see it build into a women’s IPL tournament in a couple of years,” said CoA chief Vinod Rai.

The one-off match will be played by standard IPL rules. The match will start at 14:00 IST.

AUTHOR’S TAKE:

The experiment from the BCCI is excellent to try out how the Women’s Tournament will fall into place. The fans are excited to see Women’s IPL take shape. If such a tournament takes centre stage, Women’s cricket will rise exponentially!

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