Jio Women’s T20 Challenge 2020: All you need to know. The women’s edition of IPL, Jio Women’s T20 Challenge 2020: All You Need to Know.
JIO Women’s T20 Challenge 2020:
The Board Of Control for Cricket in India announced the Women’s T20 Challenge last month. The matches will be played in Sharjah, UAE. All matches will be played at a single venue in Sharjah. This will be the first time when the Women’s T20 Challenge will be played outside India. The Jio Women’s T20 Challenge will take place alongside IPL2020 qualifiers.
The tournament will be played from November 4 to November 9. Three teams Supernova, Velocity and Trailblazers, Four matches will be played in the tournament. The T20 Challenge will start on Wednesday with Supernova taking on Velocity in the tournament opener. The Velocity will be facing Trailblazers on Thursday in the second game. And the Trailblazers will meet Supernova on Saturday.
The top two teams, depending on the match points and Net Run Rate will advance to the Final. The final of the Women’s T20 Challenge will be played on Monday, November 9 in Sharjah.
The matches will be played in the evening time i.e., 7:30 PM IST, 6:00 PM UAE Time.
Harmanpreet Kaur will be captaining Supernova while Smriti Mandhana and Mitali Raj will be leading Trailblazers and Velocity respectively. Players from South Africa, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, England, West Indies and New Zealand will travel to UAE for the short tournament.
The fixture of Jio Women’s T20 Challenge 2020:
|Match 1||04-Nov-20||Sharjah||Supernova Vs Velocity||7:30 PM|
|Match 2||05-Nov-20||Sharjah||Velocity Vs Trailblazers||7:30 PM|
|Match 3||07-Nov-20||Sharjah||Trailblazers Vs Supernova||7:30 PM|
|Match 4||09-Nov-20||Sharjah||Final||7:30 PM|
Full Squad of Jio Women’s T20 Challenge:
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Chamari Atapattu, Priya Punia, Anuja Patil, Radha Yadav, Taniya Bhatia, Shashikala Sriwardene, Poonam Yadav, Shakera Selman, Arundhati Reddy, Pooja Vastrakar, Ayushi Soni, Ayabonga Khaka, Muskan Malik.
Smriti Mandhana (c), Deepti Sharma, Punam Raut, Richa Ghosh, D Hemlatha, Nuzhat Parween, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Harleen Deol, Jhulan Goswami, Simaran Dil Bahadur, Salma Khatun, Sophie Ecclestone, Natthakan Chantham, Deandra Dottin, Kashvee Gautam.
Mithali Raj(c), Shafali Verma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma, Ekta Bisht, Mansi Joshi, Shikha Pandey, Devika Vaidya, Sushree Dibyadarshini, Manali Dakshini, Leigh Kasperek, Danielle Wyatt, Sune Luus, Jahanara Alam, M Anagha.
Saurav Ganguly (BCCI President) on Women’s Cricket –“As BCCI grows the game of cricket across all formats, one key area of focus has been to grow the women’s game. We hope the Jio Women’s T20 Challenge will inspire more young girls to take up the sport and give parents the confidence that playing cricket is a great career opportunity for their daughters.”
Jay Shah (BCCI Honorary Secretary): “Our goal with the Women’s T20 Challenge is to build a pathway to a dedicated Women’s’ IPL. Signing an exclusive Title Sponsor for the Women’s T20 Challenge, is a great testament to the property, allowing it to be self-sustainable. We believe Jio and RF ESA as Title Sponsors will be strong partners for the Women’s T20 Challenge.”