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.
|India Blue||India Red||India Green|
|Anuja Patil||Aditi Sharma||Arundathi Reddy|
|D Hemalatha||Deepti Sharma (c)||Devika Vaidya|
|Keerthy James||Disha Kasat||Fatima Jaffer|
|Mansi Joshi||Ekta Bisht||Jemimah Rodrigues|
|Mithali Raj (c)||Harlene Deol||Jhulan Goswami|
|Neha Tanwar||Mona Meshram||Monikha Das|
|Preeti Bose||Nuzhat Parveen||Priya Punia|
|Poonam Yadav||Reemalaxmi Ekka||Rajeshwari Gayakwad|
|Radha Yadav||Punam Raut||Sajana S|
|Saima Thakor||Shanti Kumari||Sukanya Parida|
|Suman Gulia||Shikha Pandey||Sushma Verma|
|Taniya Bhatia||Tanuja Kanwer||Sushree Dibyadarshini|
|Vanitha VR||Tanushree Sarkar||Veda Krishnamurthy (c)|
The series kicks off on 14th August at the KSCA Cricket Ground in Alur, Bangaluru.
|14th August||10:00 IST||Match 1||India Red||v||India Blue|
|15th August||10:00 IST||Match 2||India Blue||v||India Green|
|16th August||10:00 IST||Match 3||India Red||v||India Green|
|17th August||10:00 IST||Match 4||India Blue||v||India Red|
|18th August||10:00 IST||Match 5||India Green||v||India Blue|
|19th August||10:00 IST||Match 6||India Green||v||India Red|
|21st August||10:00 IST||Match 7||TBD||v||TBD|