SUP vs VEL Prediction: As the men’s IPL gets a one day break ahead of the playoffs, the ladies are all geared up to kick off the third edition of the Women’s T20 Challenge. To start the proceedings Harmanpreet Kaur led Supernovas will take on Mithali Raj led Velocity in Sharjah on Wednesday. Both teams had met in the last year’s final at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur. And it was the Supernovas who emerged victorious on that occasion. But with significant changes to the squads and with the long layoff that the players got due to the forced COVID break, the chances of Supernovas dominating the Velocity are ruled out and a closely contested match is expected.
Supernovas vs Velocity
Women’s T20 Challenge 2020, Match 01
Date & Time: 04 November, 2020 at 7:30PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE
Bet365 : SUP- 1.66, VEL- 2.20
Betway: SUP-1.72, VEL- 1.95
Supernovas to win this match
The defending champions have a well-balanced lineup than Velocity and moreover, they have the strongest bowling lineup. With Sharjah being a small ground, the ability of bowlers to restrict the opposition to a par score will come in handy much more than ever. Hence Supernovas are expected to win this match as per SUP vs VEL today match prediction.
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Head to Head
Matches Played: 2
The Women’s T20 challenge will get underway today with the high voltage clash between defending champions Supernovas and runners up of last year’s Velocity. Most players, especially the Indian international stars will be in action for the very first time after the T20 World Cup held in Australia last March. With the schedule of the tournament clashing with the Women’s BBL schedule many of the top Australian, New Zealand, and South African players will miss out on the action this year. But this has opened the doors for overseas stars from England, Sri Lanka, and West Indies to showcase their skills in this prestigious competition.
As far as the playing XIs for today’s match is concerned the Supernovas are expected to open with the experienced campaigner Chamari Atapattu and young Priya Punia. They have a strong domestic middle order in Jemimah, Harmanpreet, and Taniya Bhatia. The Indian trio of Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, and Anuja Patel is expected to be their spearheads with the ball.
Velocity is expected to field the most explosive opening pair of the tournament in Shafali Verma and Danni Wyatt. Captain Mithali is in charge of the weak middle order and their overseas recruits Jahanara Alam and Leigh Kasperek will lead the attack with the ball along with their mainstay Ekta Bisht.
Supernovas Playing XI: Priya Punia, Chamari Atapattu, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Taniya Bhatia, Shashikala Siriwardene, Anuja Patil, Ayobonga Khaka, Shakera Selman, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav.
Velocity Playing XI: Shafali Verma, Danni Wyatt, Mithali Raj (c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Sune Luus, Devika Vaidya, Sushma Verma, Shikha Pandey, Jahanara Alam, Leigh Kasperek, Ekta Bisht.
The match will be held in the iconic Sharjah cricket stadium. As it is clearly visible from the men’s IPL, the pitch here has slowed down in the last couple of weeks. Despite that, the short boundaries and a newly prepared wicket may tempt batters to play the glory shots. Dew is expected to make the bowling difficult in the latter part of the innings and hence the captain who wins the toss is expected to chase.
If Supernovas bat first: 140-150
If Velocity bat first: 130-140
Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.
SUP– Jemimah Rodrigues
She was the leading run-scorer for Supernovas last year. In three matches she scored 123 runs at an average of 61.50 including a half-century. Expect her to continue the same form this year as well.
VEL– Danni Wyatt
This explosive English top-order batter is in fine form. She is coming into this tournament with enough match practice unlike most of the other players. She had scored a couple of fifty-plus scores batting for the Southern Vipers in the recently concluded Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. Moreover, she was the leading run-scorer for Velocity last year with 89 runs from 3 matches.
Other Valuable picks:
Harmanpreet Kaur- The Supernovas captain is a stalwart in this format of the game. Even though she was out of form in the last T20 World Cup, she can singlehandedly take down any opposition on her day.
Mithali Raj– With a strong spin attack at the opposition, the experience and anchoring role of this Indian legend will come in handy for the Velocity if they are to reach an above par score. Moreover, her average of 34.50 in the last year’s T20 Women’s Challenge proves that she is still amongst the top batters in the world.
Shafali Verma- This young Indian sensation has terrific T20 records. In 19 matches played so far she had scored 487 runs at an average of 27.05. If she gets going then no ground is big enough for her.
SUP- Poonam Yadav
She was a sensation in the last T20I World Cup. In five matches she picked 10 wickets with the best figures of 4/19.
VEL- Leigh Kasperek
With 131 T20 wickets to her name, this Kiwi bowler is expected to spearhead the Velocity bowling unit.
Other Valuable picks:
SUP- Radha Yadav
With 52 T20 wickets in just 38 games, this Indian spinner is a must-have option in any of the fantasy teams.
VEL- Jahanara Alam
With 70 T20 wickets at an impressive economy of 5.15, this Bangladeshi bowler is a force to reckon with.
SUP- Chamari Atapattu
The Srilankan veteran all-rounder is a must-have in any fantasy teams. The fact that she can be productive with both bat and ball works to her advantage.
VEL- Shikha Pandey
This Indian all-rounder is vital for Velocity’s chances in this match. With the ability to play the big innings and with 36 T20I wickets under her belt she provides greater stability to any side that she is a part of.
Expert free tip for SUP vs VEL Dream11