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Women's T20 Challenge: BCCI announces three squads for the tournament

BCCI has announced squads for the upcoming Women's T20 Challenge. The tournament will start on 23rd May. %%sep%% %%sitename%%

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BCCI has announced squads for the upcoming Women's T20 Challenge on Monday. Three teams will be led by Deepti Sharma, Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur. Kaur will lead the Supernovas. Meanwhile, Smriti and Deepti will lead the Trailblazers and Velocity respectively. Deepti has replaced Mithali Raj as the captain of the Velocity. The tournament will be played from 23rd May to 28th May. Pune's MCA stadium will host the Women's T20 Challenge 2022.

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"The best of the Indian Women's Cricket will combine with some of the leading stars from South Africa, England, West Indies and Australia. A total of twelve international players will compete in this year's Women's T20 Challenge," the press release by BCCI stated.

Every squad will have16 members. The full schedule and fixtures of the tournament can be found here.

Below are the squads for the teams participating in the tournament -

Supernovas

Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Taniya Bhatia, Alana King, Ayushi Soni, Chandu V, Dendra Dottin, Harleen Deol, Meghna Singh, Monica Patel, Muskan Malik, Pooja Vastrakar, Priya Punia, Rashi Kanojia, Sophie Ecclestone, Sunne Luus, and Manshi Joshi.

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Velocity

Deepti Sharma (C), Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma, Ayabonga Khaka, KP Navgire, Kathryn Cross, Keerthi James, Laura Wolvaardt, Maya Sonawane, Natthakan Chantam, Radha Yadav, Aarti Kedar, Shivali Shinde, Simran Bahadur, Yastika Bhatia and Pranavi Chandra

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Trailblazers

Smriti Mandhana(C), Poonam Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Hayley Matthews, Jemimah Rodrigues, Priyanka Priyadarshini, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, S Meghna, Saiqa Ishaque, Salma Khatun, Sharmin Akhter, Sophia Brown, Sujata Malik, SB Pokharkar

The tournament final will be played on 28th May and every team will play one match against each other. BCCI has already announced that Women's IPL will kick off in 2023. The existing teams of IPL has been requested if they want to create their women's team as well.

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