From today till May 28, the Women’s T20 Challenge will be in full swing. A total of four matches will be played between three teams. There will be three league stage matches and one final will be played. BCCI has announced the teams. Along with this, the schedule has also been released. The first match will be between Trailblazer and Supernova from 7:30 pm today. The match can be watched live on Hotstar and Star Sports networks from 7:30 pm onwards.
Three teams will compete against each other in the Velocity, Trailblazer, and Supernova tournaments. Harmanpreet Kaur will lead Supernova, Smriti Mandhana will lead Trailblazer and Deepti Sharma will captain Velocity. This tournament was started in 2018. This is its fourth season. Last time Smriti Mandhana’s team became the trailblazers champion.
The tournament will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (MCA), Pune. The BCCI Women’s Selection Committee has selected three teams and each team consists of a total of 16 players.
The track is very good for batting in MCA Stadium, Pune. There is some assistance for pace too in the initial period of innings. Most of the strips are of Red soil, which gives good bounce and pace to bat on.
Pune is located in the western state of Maharashtra. The weather in Pune remains hot and humid during the summers that spanning from March to May. The weather model indicates a good forecast for the game of cricket on the 23rd of May 2022.
Temperature – 34/24
Humidity – 44%
Wind – 24 km/h
Chances of Rain – 0%
Both teams have played 4 matches so far in the Women T20 Challenge so far. Trailblazer has won 2 Supernovas also won 2.
Last year this tournament could not be played due to Kovid. IPL was also played in two phases. The first phase was held in India and the second phase in UAE. Due to this problem, BCCI could not organize the Women’s T20 Challenge.
In view of the improvement in the situation in Corona this year, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to return the tournament.
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