Women’s T20 Challenge 2019, Match 2, Trailblazers vs Velocity: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Who would you go for as the captain- Mandhana, Matthews or Wyatt?
Updated - May 7, 2019 5:18 pm
The Supernovas and Trailblazers faced off yesterday in the opening game of the Women’s T20 Challenge 2019. After 40 overs, it was the Smriti Mandhana-captained Trailblazers that came out trumps by two runs at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. The Supernovas needed 19 runs off the last over with their skipper Harmanpreet Kaur in the middle. The veteran Jhulan Goswami had the leather in hand.
Kaur smacked four boundaries in the over, but couldn’t take her team over the line. Meanwhile, after this victory, the Trailblazers are all set to lock horns with Mithali Raj’s Velocity. It’s also a chance for Mandhana’s women to book themselves a berth in the final. However, Velocity won’t be easy to beat as they have the likes of Danielle Wyatt, Hayley Matthews and Amelia Kerr in their ranks.
The 2nd game of the Women’s T20 Challenge 2019 between Trailblazers and Velocity will be hosted by the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
The match starts at 03:30 PM local time (10:00 GMT).
The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).
The atmosphere won’t be as pleasant for the players as the temperature will start around 42 degrees Celsius during match-time. It will only come down to 39 by the end of the game. The humidity will be on the lower side though and there is no possibility of rain.
The pitch in Jaipur turned out to be a sporting one. Even as the likes of Kaur and Mandhana showed that runs can be scored on the deck, the spinners also walked away with 10 out of the 11 wickets that fell yesterday. That was a competitive game and another match of high quality can be expected tomorrow in the Pink City.
Average first-innings score: 105 – Last 10 Women’s T20 matches
Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 5
Probable Playing XI:
Suzie Bates, Smriti Mandhana (C), Harleen Deol, Stefanie Taylor, Deepti Sharma, Dayalan Hemalatha, Ravi Kalpana (wk), Sophie Ecclestone, Shakera Selman, Jhulan Goswami, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Bench: Jasia Akter, Bharati Fulmali
Danielle Wyatt, Hayley Matthews, Mithali Raj (C), Veda Krishnamurthy, Devika Vaidya, Sushma Verma (wk), Shikha Pandey, Amelia Kerr, Jahanara Alam, Ekta Bisht, Komal Zanzad.
Bench: Shefali Verma, Sushree Pradhan
(Will be added when there’s an update)
Sophie Ecclestone in last 20 T20s:
Overs- 74.3 overs
10 matches with 2+ wickets
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Smriti Mandhana, Danielle Wyatt, Hayley Matthews, Suzie Bates
Vice-Captain Options: Danielle Wyatt, Hayle Matthews, Mithali Raj
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:
Wicket-Keeper – Sushma Verma
Batsmen – Hayley Matthews, Danielle Wyatt (VC), Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana (C)
All-Rounders – Stefanie Taylor, Harleen Deol, Amelia Kerr
Bowlers – Sophie Ecclestone, Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/ Mega Leagues:
Wicket-Keeper – Ravi Kalpana
Batsmen – Hayley Matthews, Mithali Raj (VC), Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Suzie Bates (C)
All-Rounders – Amelia Kerr, Deepti Sharma
Bowlers – Jahanara Alam, Jhulan Goswami, Shakera Selman
In the last game, out of the 11 wickets, one went to the pacers. Therefore, it is advisable to pick as many spinners in your team as you can.
The Supernovas are most likely to win the contest.