The stage is now set for the grand final of the Women’s T20 Challenge. The match is set to take place between the two times champions Supernovas and the Trailblazers at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday.
After the dominating 9- wicket by the Trailblazers against the Velocity on Monday, the scenario was very simple for the Supernovas, they just had to win against the Trailblazers as the net rate was in their favor. Team Velocity would be kicking themselves as they had a wonderful start to their tournament defeating the Supernovas by 5 wickets.
But the extremely poor batting performance against the Trailblazers in the second match, where they were dismissed for a mere 47 meant that the Supernovas had to lose against the Trailblazers for the Velocity to have a chance.
The two teams will take on each other once again with a days gap and though the Trailblazers ended up on the losing side against Supernovas, the team would be feeling confident as they almost chased down the score of 144. Supernovas after winning the toss elected to bat first and the brilliant knock of 67 by veteran batswomen Chamari Atapathu ensured the team reached a par score of 144.
The Trailblazers were always in the game until the last over by Radha Yadav ensured the Supernovas won the match by 2 runs and also made it to the final of the Women’s T20 Challenge 2020.
Can the Trailblazers continue their great form and win their maiden title? Or will it be a hat-trick for the Supernovas?
Match Toss Time: 17:30 Local (19:00 IST)
Match Start Time: 18:00 Local (19:30 IST)
Match Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
The conditions are well in favor of the sport as clear skies are expected throughout the day. The temperatures are expected to be hovering in the 32-23 degree range. While the humidity at peak is expected to touch the 57 percent mark.
The pitch as we saw in the last game has been on the slower side and at times the ball has been very reluctant to reach the batswomen. Though the new ball seems to be in favor of the batswomen and both the teams will be looking to make full use of the powerplay. Said that, the team winning the toss will be looking to chase as the dew has been playing a vital role in all the matches.
Both the teams have not reported any injuries and the players have been doing a wonderful job. The Trailblazers will be more than happy to feature the same playing Xl that played the Supernovas on Saturday. While the Supernovas too have been doing a great job and would not want to fiddle with their winning combination in the all- important final.
Probable Playing Xl
Trailblazers: Deandre Dottin, Smriti Mandhana (c), Richa Ghosh (wk), Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Dayalan Hemalatha, Nattakan Chantam, Salma Khatun, Sophie Ecclestone, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami
Supernovas: Priya Punia, Chamari Athapaththu, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Shashikala Siriwardene, Radha Yadav, Anuja Patil, Shakera Selman, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Poonam Yadav, Ayabonga Khaka
Trailblazers vs Supernovas Fantasy Team
Richa Ghosh, Smriti Mandhana, Deandre Dottin, Priya Punia, Harmanpreet Kaur, Harleen Deol, Deepthi Sharma, Chamari Athapaththu, Jhulan Goswami, Radha Yadav, Shakera Selman
Captain Picks: Chamari Athapaththu (Supernovas), Deepthi Sharma (Trailblazers)
Vice- Captain Picks: Deandre Dottin (Trailblazers), Harmanpreet Kaur (Supernovas)
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