The BCCI has taken a comprehensive step forward to take women's cricket a notch higher by announcing an exhibition match where the best women cricketers of the world would be locking horns against each other in the ongoing tournament of the Indian Premier League.
The two teams have been named ‘The Trailblazers' and ‘The Supernovas' and the match will take place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The Trailblazers comprise of 13 players with 5 foreign recruits whereas, The Supernovas comprise of 14 players including 5 foreign recruits.
The match is scheduled to start at 8:30 AM GMT, 2:00 PM IST on May 22 before the first qualifier which is also scheduled to take place at Wankhede stadium between CSK and SRH.
The two teams are:
Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Mona Meshram, Megan Schutt(AUS), Meg Lanning(AUS), Ellyse Perry(AUS), Sophie Devine(NZL), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Danielle Wyatt(ENG), Veda Krishnamurthy, Anuja Patil, Taniya Bhatia(wk), Pooja Vastrakar.
Coach: Biju George.
Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht, Alyssa Healy(wk)(AUS), Dayalan Hemalatha, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Smriti Mandhana(c), Lea Tahuhu(NZL), Danielle Hazell(ENG), Suzie Bates(NZL), Beth Mooney(AUS).
Coach: Tushar Arothe.