BCCI announces Women’s T20 challenge squads: Smriti, Harmanpreet and Mithali to lead

first_imgBCCI announces Women’s T20 challenge squads: Smriti, Harmanpreet and Mithali to leadHarmanpreet Kaur, Smrithi Mandhana and Mithali Raj will lead the Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity teams in the Women’s T20 challenge, to be played between May 6 and 11 in Jaipur.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 25, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 23:19 IST Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj will lead the three teams. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBCCI has announced teams for Women’s T20 challenge which will be played in JaipurHarmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will lead the three teamsAll the teams consists of 13 players with four overseas cricketers eachHarmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will lead the Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity teams respectively in the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge to be played between May 6 and 11 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.India’s best cricketers and future stars will be joined by international players from England, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in a four-match tri-series.All the teams consists of 13 players with four overseas cricketers each.Some of the top international stars to feature in the series are England’s Natalie Sciver (Supernovas), New Zealand’s Sophie Devine (Supernovas), West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor (Trailblazers), England’s Sophie Ecclestone (Trailblazers), New Zealand’s Suzie Bates (Trailblazers), England’s Danielle Wyatt (Velocity) and New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr (Velocity) among others.While WV Raman will coach the Supernovas, Biju George and Mamta Maben have been named as the coaches of Trailblazers and Velocity teams respectively.Teams:Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Anuja Patil, Arundhati Reddy, Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka), Jemimah Rodrigues, Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand), Mansi Joshi, Natalie Sciver (England), Poonam Yadav, Priya Punia, Radha P Yadav, Sophie Devine (New Zealand), Taniya Bhatia (WK).Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (Captain), Bharti Fulmali, Dayalan Hemlatha, Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Jasia Akhtar, Jhulan Goswami, R Kalpana (WK), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shakera Selman (West Indies), Sophie Ecclestone (England), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies), Suzie Bates (New Zealand).Velocity: Mithali Raj (Captain), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand), Danielle Wyatt (England), Devika Vaidya, Ekta Bisht, Hayley Matthews (West Indies), Jahanara Alam (Bangladesh), Komal Zhanzad, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sushma Verma (WK), Sushree Dibyadarshini, Veda Krishnamurthy.advertisementAlso Read | Mithali Raj ready to give 2021 Women’s World Cup a shotAlso Read | Mithali Raj backs women’s IPL after World Cup performanceFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Mithali RajFollow Harmanpreet KaurFollow Women’s T20 ChallengeFollow BCCIFollow Smriti Mandhanalast_img read more

Jofra Archer set to make ODI debut for England after IPL heroics

first_img Ajay Tiwari New DelhiMay 2, 2019UPDATED: May 2, 2019 19:26 IST Jofra Archer will be making his England debut against Ireland on May 3 (Rajasthan Royals Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSEoin Morgan confirmed the news in a pre-match press conference todayJofra Archer’s economy of 6.76 was amongst the best at the IPL 2019Dawid Malan and Ben Foakes will also be playing their 1st ODIs in an England shirt on FridayBarbados-born fast bowler Jofra Archer, who was until recently plying his trade at the lucrative IPL 2019, is all set to make his ODI debut for his adopted country England against Ireland in a one-off ODI in Malahide on May 3. England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan confirmed the news in a pre-match press conference today.Along with Archer, Dawid Malan and Ben Foakes will also be playing their 1st ODIs in an England shirt on Friday. While Archer was not picked in the country’s preliminary 15-man World Cup 2019 squad, he is expected to impress the selectors during the games against Ireland and Pakistan in the interim period before the mega tournament.Looking good @craig_arch! pic.twitter.com/rgcY6NipQNEngland Cricket (@englandcricket) May 1, 2019Confirming Archer’s selection in the playing XI against Ireland, Morgan said: “He obviously brings a lot of excitement, along with skill level. He’s been around for the last few years. I’ve played against him and he’s bowled extremely well when I’ve played against him.”He was delighted (when he was told). I think his Mum and Dad are over. Debuts are all about celebrating what’s gone before and recognizing the start of a new journey and for Jofra it’s obviously very exciting,” concluded Morgan.Archer, who played 11 games for Rajasthan Royals, picking up an equal number of wickets impressed everyone with his bowling variations. His economy of 6.76 was amongst the best at the IPL and proved to be an important cog in RR’s plans during the season.Also Read | England leave Jofra Archer out of preliminary 2019 ICC World Cup squadAlso Read | Don’t want to step on anyone’s toes: Jofra Archer on England World Cup-squad selectionadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Jofra ArcherFollow England Cricket Jofra Archer set to make ODI debut for England after IPL heroicsWhile Jofra Archer was not picked in the country’s preliminary World Cup 2019 squad, he is expected to impress the selectors during the games against Ireland and Pakistan in the interim period before the mega tournamentadvertisementlast_img read more