Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Women’s T20 Challenge 2020, Match 1

Shafali Verma is a good option to make captain of the Grand League team.

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Match Details:

The 1st match of the Women’s T20 Challenge 2020 will be played between Supernovas and Velocity at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network. Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

Two-time and defending champions Supernovas will kick off their Women’s T20 Challenge 2020 campaign against Velocity in Sharjah. Both teams had met in the summit clash of the previous season at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur. The Supernovas chased 122 runs successfully against Velocity to retain their title.

The conditions will be a bit challenging for all players this year. For the first time, they had to undergo a quarantine period before playing cricket. Plus, the Indian women’s players have been away from the field since March 2020. It will be interesting to see how they perform in this mini tourney.

SUP vs VEL Weather Report for Match 1

The skies will stay clear during the match time in Sharjah. The temperature will loom around 29 degrees Celsius as it will be a pleasant atmosphere for the women’s game.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The Sharjah Cricket Stadium hosted quite a few IPL games this season. Initially, the teams crossed the 200-run landmark easily, but the pitch slowed down as the tournament progressed. The shorter boundaries should still favour the batters in this contest.

Average first innings score:

147 (Last 5 IPL games played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 5, Lost – 0, Tied – 0

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

SUP vs VEL Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Supernovas:

Chamari Athapaththu, Priya Punia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Shashikala Siriwardene, Anuja Patil, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Radha Yadav, Shakera Selman, Poonam Yadav, Ayobanga Khaka

Bench:

Muskan Malik, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Ayushi Soni

Velocity:

Shafali Verma, Danielle Wyatt, Mithali Raj (C), Sune Luus, Veda Krishnamurthy, Devika Vaidya, Sushma Verma (wk), Shikha Pandey, Jahanara Alam, Leigh Kasperek, Ekta Bisht

Bench:

Meghna Singh, Sushree Dibyadarshini, Manali Dakshini, Anagha Murali

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SUP vs VEL Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Mithali Raj had scored 52 runs against the Supernovas in the last season. She remained unbeaten on 40* in one of the matches. 

Chamari Atapattu was in sensational form during the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup earlier this year. The islander had hit a half-century against the hosts at Perth. 

Harmanpreet Kaur did not have an eventful World Cup campaign Down Under. Still, she has a ton of experience under her belt and can be backed to lead the Supernovas from the front. 

Danielle Wyatt had registered a couple of fifty-plus scores batting for the Southern Vipers in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. She seems in good nick ahead of the Women’s T20 Challenge. 

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Chamari Atapattu, Harmanpreet Kaur

Vice-Captain Options – Mithali Raj, Danielle Wyatt, Jemimah Rodrigues

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SUP vs VEL Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Taniya Bhatia

Batters – Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemimah Rodrigues (VC), Danielle WyattShafali Verma

All-Rounders – Chamari Atapattu (C), Shikha Pandey, Sune Luus

Bowlers – Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Jahanara Alam

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SUP vs VEL Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Sushma Verma

Batters – Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Mithali Raj (vc), Danielle Wyatt

All-Rounders – Chamari AtapattuShikha Pandey, Shashikala Siriwardene

Bowlers – Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht


Expert Advice:

Shafali Verma has the potential to clear the Sharjah boundaries with ease. However, the long break and the slow pitch might work against her. She will be a risky option for captaincy in this match. 

Today’s SUP vs VEL Probable Winners:

Supernovas are predicted to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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