The second match of the Women’s T20 Challenge will be played on May 24 between Velocity and Supernovas at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
Match Preview – Match 2: Velocity v Supernovas
Head to Head
Three matches have been played between them with Supernovas winning two and Velocity winning one.
Velocity: Deepti Sharma (c), Sneh Rana (VC), Shafali Verma, Ayabonga Khaka, KP Navgire, Kathryn Cross, Keerthi James, Laura Wolvaardt, Maya Sonawane, Natthakan Chantham, Radha Yadav, Aarti Kedar, Shivali Shinde, Simran Bahadur, Yastika Bhatia, Pranavi Chandra
Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Taniya Bhatia, Alana King, Ayush Soni, Chandu V, Deandra Dottin, Harleen Deol, Meghna Singh, Monica Patel, Muskan Malik, Pooja Vastrakar, Priya Punia, Rashi Kanojia, Sophie Ecclestone, Sune Luus, Mansi Joshi
Players to watch out for
The right-handed opening batter from South Africa will be a key player from Velocity. She has been in good form in the recent past and has the experience of playing in India. She has played a total of 33 T20Is and muscled 588 runs at a strike rate of 115, including three half-centuries. Apart from her batting, she is an excellent fielder.
The all-rounder from India will captain Velocity. She is a left-handed batter, who can open the batting as well as bat in the middle order. Apart from her batting, she is known for her bowling. The off-spinner can bowl well with the new ball as well as in the death overs. She has scored close to 500 T20I runs and scalped 60 wickets in 58 T20Is for India.
The captain of Supernovas top scored with 37 runs off 29 balls in her last match against Supernovas. She anchored the innings with the bat. She also led the side well steering him to a comfortable win.
This right arm Indian speedster who plays for Supernovas was the pick of the bowlers in her last outing against Trailblazers as she scalped 4-12 in four overs. She rattled the opposition with her pace and accuracy.
The wicket is expected to be hard, offering some help to the batters. In the last match that was played here more than 275 runs were scored. The team batting first won the match. A total of 19 wickets fell. Spinners were more successful than the seamers.
The weather is expected to be breezy and less humid with sunshine and patchy clouds. The average temperature will be around 31 degrees Celsius. The expected cloud cover will be 26 percent with just two percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west.
Fantasy Playing XI
Yastika Bhatia, Deandra Dottin, Priya Punia, Laura Wolvaardt, Shafali Verma, Pooja Vastrakar, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Alana King, Ayabonga Khaka, Kate Cross
Date: May 24, 2022
Time: 3.30pm IST
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
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