Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana To Lead Women’s T20 Challenge Squads
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Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana To Lead Women’s T20 Challenge Squads

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Skippers of last year's Women's T20 Challenge, Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, and Harmanpreet Kaur. (Image Credits: Twitter)

Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana have been named captains for their respective franchises as the cricket board announced squad for the Women’s T20 Challenge slated to take place in UAE. The challenge will be played between November 4 and 9 in the UAE.

The best of Indian women’s cricket will combine with some of the leading stars from England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh and New Zealand in a four-match tournament, the cricket board said in an official media release.

Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur (Credits: Twitter)

Thailand’s Natthakan Chantham, who scored her country’s first Women’s T20 World Cup half-century, adds another feather to her cap as she will become the first Thai cricketer to feature in the tournament, the release added.

There will be three matches played between November 4 to 7 with the final taking place on 9th. Supernovas will play the inaugural fixture against Velocity.

The All-India Women’s Selection Committee picked the three squads.

Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana (Credits: Twitter)

Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Jemimah Rodrigues (VC), Chamari Atapattu, Priya Punia, Anuja Patil, Radha Yadav, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Shashikala Siriwardene, Poonam Yadav, Shakera Selman, Arundhati Reddy, Pooja Vastrakar, Ayushi Soni, Ayabonga Khaka, Muskan Malik

Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (C), Deepti Sharma (VC), Punam Raut, Richa Ghosh, D. Hemalatha, Nuzhat Parween (WK), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Harleen Deol, Jhulan Goswami, Simaran Dil Bahadur, Salma Khatun, Sophie Ecclestone, Natthakan Chantham, Deandra Dottin, Kashvee Gautam

Velocity: Mithali Raj (C), Veda Krishnamurthy (VC), Shafali Verma, Sushma Verma (WK), Ekta Bisht, Mansi Joshi, Shikha Pandey, Devika Vaidya, Sushree Dibyadarshini, Manali Dakshini, Leigh Kasperek, Danielle Wyatt, Suné Luus, Jahanara Alam, M. Anagha.