Supernovas vs Trailblazers Preview: The Sportsrush presents before you full preview of the 1st Women’s Match of IPL 2019 between Supernovas vs Trailblazers.
In what is a huge step forward for Women’s cricket in India, the Women’s T20 Challenge will get underway at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur tonight. The success of these matches might make a Women’s IPL a feasible idea from next season. In the first match, the Supernovas will be taking on the Trailblazers. Let us have a look at what we can expect here.
The Sawai Man Singh Stadium’s pitch has been a bit slow in the IPL and it may continue to play the same way. The ground here is big which means that the batsmen will have to put an extra effort to hit the ball out of the ground. Spinners should be effective here and may play a defining role. Any target around 150 should be a defendable one on this pitch.
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It will be a 7:30pm start and the skies will remain clear throughout the match. No rainfall is expected. However, it will be pretty hot with temperatures soaring to 37°C when the match starts. There will hardly be any humidity and the lack of clouds means that dew can play an important role in the second half of the match.
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Both the teams have 13 players at their disposal – 9 Indian and 4 overseas players. Harmanpreet Kaur will be leading the young Supernovas squad and the skipper would like to lead her team from the front. She would be accompanied by some extremely talented players like Natalie Sciver, Chamari Athapaththu, Jemimah Rodrigues and Poonam Yadav amongst others.
The Trailblazers have some of the more established and experienced players and young Smriti Mandhana would love to make an impact as a captain and batsman in this match. She will be leading a star-studded side full of international players like Suzie Bates, Stephanie Taylor, Jhulan Goswami and Deepti Sharma amongst others.
SUPERNOVAS PREDICTED PLAYING XI:
1) Jemimiah Rodrigues 2) Sophie Devine 3) Chamari Athapaththu 4) Harmanpreet Kaur (C) 5) Natalie Sciver 6) Taniya Bhatia (WK) 7) Anuja Patil 8) Lea Tahuhu 9) Poonam Yadav 10) Radha Yadav 11) Mansi Joshi
TRAILBLAZERS PREDICTED PLAYING XI:
1) Smriti Mandhana (C) 2) Dayalan Hemalatha 3) Suzie Bates 4) Stefanie Taylor 5) Harleen Deol 6) Deepti Sharma 7) Ravi Kalpana (wk) 8) Shakera Selman 9) Jhulan Goswami 10) Rajeshwari Gayakwad 11) Sophie Ecclestone
On paper, the Trailblazers look a much more experience squad than the Supernovas. They have some solid batting options like Mandhana, Bates and Taylor and some very experienced bowlers like Jhulan Goswami. The Supernovas are a younger side with more energy and Harmanpreet Kaur will be crucial to their success. Young Rodrigues shall also be threatening. However, in the first match of the Women’sT20 challenge, the Trailblazers might get the better of the Supernovas simply because the experience in the Trailblazers camp might help handle the pressure of a big match like this in front of a huge crowd.