Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy 2018


Mithali Raj at the Women's Cricket World Cup 2017 | Photo Credit - Wikimedia Commons
Mithali Raj at the Women's Cricket World Cup 2017 | Photo Credit - Wikimedia Commons

Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy 2018

Much like its ODI equivalent, the Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy 2018 will feature three teams – India Blue, India Red and India Green – that will battle it out for the trophy. Starting on August 14, each team will play against the other two teams twice and the top two teams will proceed to final which will be held on August 21 in Bangaluru.

The BCCI has announced thirteen-member squads for the tournament. India ODI captain Mithali Raj is set to lead India Blue, while India Red and India Green will be led by Deepti Sharma and Veda Krishnamurthy respectively.

What stands out here is the absence of Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur in this tri-series, who will be missing the tournament owing to their participation in England’s Kia Super League 2018. Another missing name in the Challenger Trophy is that of Pooja Vastrakar.

The tournament will not only give a platform to emerging cricketers, but will be of great significance as the Women’s World T20¬†will be held in November this year.

Squads

India BlueIndia RedIndia Green
Anuja PatilAditi SharmaArundathi Reddy
D HemalathaDeepti Sharma (c)Devika Vaidya
Keerthy JamesDisha KasatFatima Jaffer
Mansi JoshiEkta BishtJemimah Rodrigues
Mithali Raj (c)Harlene DeolJhulan Goswami
Neha TanwarMona MeshramMonikha Das
Preeti BoseNuzhat ParveenPriya Punia
Poonam YadavReemalaxmi EkkaRajeshwari Gayakwad
Radha YadavPunam RautSajana S
Saima ThakorShanti KumariSukanya Parida
Suman GuliaShikha PandeySushma Verma
Taniya BhatiaTanuja KanwerSushree Dibyadarshini
Vanitha VRTanushree SarkarVeda Krishnamurthy (c)

Schedule

The series kicks off on 14th August at the KSCA Cricket Ground in Alur, Bangaluru.

DateTimeMatch   
14th August10:00 ISTMatch 1India RedvIndia Blue
15th August10:00 ISTMatch 2India BluevIndia Green
16th August10:00 ISTMatch 3India RedvIndia Green
17th August10:00 ISTMatch 4India BluevIndia Red
18th August10:00 ISTMatch 5India GreenvIndia Blue
19th August10:00 ISTMatch 6India GreenvIndia Red
21st August10:00 ISTMatch 7TBDvTBD

Results


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