The Women’s T2o Challenge Final is supposed to take place on Monday in Sharjah. The Supernovas lead by Harmanpreet Kaur would be looking to take home their third successive trophy of the league. They have been winning the championship ever since its commencement in 2018 and are looking pretty strong this year too.
But to compete for the title, are the Trailblazers who lost their last league match but still qualify for the finals because of their superb run rate. In fact, the team under Smriti Mandhana is table topper here.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Sharjah is known for being slow and favouring spinners. The track assisted the slow bowlers to a large extent in the day game where Velocity were bowled out for a mere total of 47. But under the floodlights, batting has been a tad easier because of the presence of dew.
The playing conditions will be pleasant with the temperature around the 29 degrees Celsius mark. The humidity will mostly be in the high-60s.
Probable Playing XIs of TrailBlazers and Supernovas
Trailblazers Probable XI: Smriti Mandhana (C), Deandra Dottin, Richa Ghosh (wk), Deepti Sharma, Nattakan Chantam, Harleen Deol, D Hemalatha, Jhulan Goswami, Sophie Ecclestone, Salma Khatun, Rajeshwari Gayakwad.
Supernovas Probable XI:Chamati Athapaththu, Priya Punia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Shashikala Siriwardene, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Shakela Selman, Ayabonga Khaka, Poonam Yadav
Players To Watch Out
The Trailblazers skipper Smriti Mandhana is a pure class act to watch out for whenever she is in the middle to bat. She is one of the best openers in world cricket right now and will play an important role in the Women’s T20 Challenge Final.
Chamari Athapaththu has undoubtedly been the standout batswoman of the tournament. In the two games she has played, she has scored 111 runs at an average and strike-rate of 127.58 respectively.