Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Women's T20 Challenge 2020 - Supernovas vs Velocity - Match 1
The 1st match of the Women's T20 Challenge 2020 will be played between Supernovas and Velocity at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah in the UAE.
LIVE - Supernovas vs Velocity - Match 1
Defending champions Supernovas have been dominant in the Women's T20 Challenge, winning both the last two editions. The team beat Velocity in the final of Women's T20 Challenge 2019.
They will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur who was going through a slump in form throughout the T20 World Cup, before the pandemic brought the world to a screeching halt.
Jemimah Rodrigues, another leading Indian batter, is the vice captain of the Supernovas.
In Chamari Atapattu, the side has a brilliant batting all-rounder. Atapattu will bolster the Supernovas' batting order alongside Kaur and Rodrigues. The Sri Lankan can be handy with the ball as well.
With the ball, there is no looking beyond the crafty leggie Poonam Yadav, who set the T20 World Cup on fire. She will have the company of seasoned offie Shashikala Siriwardene who hung her boots in the T20 World Cup.
Runners-up in Women's T20 Challenge 2019, Velocity would want to go one better than their 4-wicket defeat in the final of the Women's T20 Challenge 2019.
They will be led by veteran Indian batter and ODI skipper Mithali Raj, who will have the role of anchoring the side. Dynamic middle order batter Veda Krishnamurthy will be in the role of a dasher and has been appointed the vice-captain.
Pocket-rocket Shafali Verma will form a formidable opening pair with England's Danielle Wyatt. With Raj and Krishnamurthy to follow, Velocity have their batting covered.
Ekta Bisht and Shikha Pandey will be the leading Indian bowling options for the side. They will get the support of Bangladesh's right-arm medium pacer Jahanara Alam.
Leigh Kasperek and Sune Luus are their other overseas players.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Supernovas - Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemimah Rodrigues (vc), Chamari Atapattu, Priya Punia, Anuja Patil, Radha Yadav, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Shashikala Siriwardene, Poonam Yadav, Shakera Selman, Arundhati Reddy, Pooja Vastrakar, Ayushi Soni, Ayabonga Khaka and Muskan Malik.
Velocity - Mithali Raj (c), Veda Krishnamurthy (vc), Shafali Verma, Sushma Verma (wk), Ekta Bisht, Meghna Singh, Shikha Pandey, Devika Vaidya, Sushree Dibyadarshini, Manali Dakshini, Leigh Kasperek, Danielle Wyatt, Sune Luus, Jahanara Alam and M Anagha.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Supernovas
Who will win? – Supernovas
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Jemimah Rodrigues (Supernovas), Mithali Raj (Velocity)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Poonam Yadav (Supernovas), Shikha Pandey (Velocity)
Most Sixes – Harmanpreet Kaur (Supernovas), Shafali Verma (Velocity)
Player of the Match – Harmanpreet Kaur
Team Scores Batting first – Supernovas 160+, Velocity 150+
Match Handicap Supernovas
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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