The fourth edition of the Women’s T20 Challenge is all set to kick start on Monday (May 23) at MCA Stadium in Pune. The current edition will be played between three teams led by India’s star batter Smriti Mandhana, all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma. The edition will witness four exciting games, which will comprise three league stage games and a summit clash between qualifying teams.
The highly-competitive tournament will feel the absence of Indian legends like Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami, as both are not part of the competition. While dynamic batter Smriti Mandhana will lead defending champions Trailbazars, Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma have been trusted with the responsibility to lead Supernovas and Velocity, respectively.
Twelve overseas players from Australia, England, West Indies, and South Africa will grace the tournament with their presence. Supernovas emerged as champions in the first two seasons of the tournament’s history, but Trailblazers stunned them in the third edition and lifted the title. Velocity will hope to do well in the current edition and etch their name as champions.
The fourth edition, which was supposed to take place last year, got cancelled due to pandemic and hence, later rescheduled for 2022. Notably, the fourth edition will be the tournament’s final edition as BCCI is set to start Women’s IPL next year.
Let’s look at all the details related to the marquee tournament.
Name of the tournament: Women’s T20 Challenge
Number of Teams: Three
Name of the teams: Trailblazers, Supernovas, Velocity
May 23, 2022 – 7:30 PM – Trailblazers versus Supernovas
May 24, 2022 – 3:30 PM – Supernovas versus Velocity
May 26, 2022 – 7:30 PM – Velocity vs Trailblazer
May 28, 2022 – 7:30 PM – Final
Where will the matches take place?
The matches will be held at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
Where can one watch the live broadcast of the match?
Star Sports will live telecast all the matches of the Women’s T20 Challenge.
Where can one watch the live streaming of the match?
Disney+Hotstar will live stream the matches on its app & website.
Where to tune in for ball-by-ball updates?
One can visit www.sportstiger.com for live ball-by-ball updates. He/She can also download the SportsTiger App, available on Google Play Store & Apple App Store.
Smriti Mandhana (c), Poonam Yadav (vc), Arundhati Reddy, Hayley Matthews, Jemimah Rodrigues, Priyanka Priyadarshini, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, S Meghana, Saiqa Ishaque, Salma Khatun, Sharmin Akhter, Sophia Brown, Sujata Mallik, SB Pokharkar.
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Taniya Bhatia (VC), Alana King, Ayushi Soni, Chandu V, Deandra Dottin, Harleen Deol, Meghna Singh, Monica Patel, Muskan Malik, Pooja Vastrakar, Priya Punia, Rashi Kanojia, Sophie Ecclestone, Sune Luus, Mansi Joshi
Deepti Sharma (c), Sneh Rana (VC), Shafali Verma, Ayabonga Khaka, KP Navgire, Kathryn Cross, Keerthi James, Laura Wolvaardt, Maya Sonawane, Natthakan Chantham, Radha Yadav, Aarti Kedar, Shivali Shinde, Simran Bahadur, Yastika Bhatia, Pranavi Chandra