Harmanpreet Kaur (L) and Smriti Mandhana © IANS
Harmanpreet Kaur (L) and Smriti Mandhana © IANS

Ahead of ongoing VIVO IPL 2018 Qualifier 1 — between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai — a Women’s T20 encounter will be played in a bid to promote an IPL-like tournament for them. With the growing popularity of women’s cricket since 2017 World Cup, BCCI  planned this match to provide a launchpad for Women’s IPL in near future. As a result, several other boards also agreed to send their players. Alyssa Healy (Australia) , Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Beth Mooney (Australia), Danielle Hazell (England) and Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand) will play for Smriti-Mandhana led Trailblazers. On the other hand, Danielle Wyatt (England), Meg Lanning (Australia), Sophie Devine (New Zealand), Ellyse Perry (Australia) and Megan Schutt(Australia) will feature in Harmanpreet Kaur‘s Supernovas.

The live cricket streaming of the match will be available on Hotstar, while the live telecast of the match will be available on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD (along with Hindi commentary Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi). The match is scheduled to commence from 14:00 (IST) and will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (capt.), Alyssa Healy (Aus, wk), Suzie Bates (NZ), Deepti Sharma, Beth Mooney (Aus), Jemimah Rodrigues, Danielle Hazell (Eng), Shikha Pandey, Lea Tahuhu (NZ), Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav and Dayalan Hemalatha. Coach: Tushar Arothe

Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (capt.), Danielle Wyatt (Eng), Mithali Raj, Meg Lanning (Aus), Sophie Devine (NZ), Ellyse Perry (Aus), Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Megan Schutt (Australia), Rajseshwari Gayakwad, Anuja Patil and Taniya Bhatia (wk). Coach: Biju George.