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Chamari, Shashikala to represent Supernovas in Women’s IPL

Chamari Atapattu and Shashikala Siriwardene
Chamari Atapattu and Shashikala Siriwardene

Sri Lanka’s Chamari Atapattu and Shashikala Siriwardene will represent the Supernovas Team at the third edition of the Women’s T20 Challenge Cricket Tournament, which begins on November 4 in the United Arab Emirates.

Atapattu and Siriwardena will have a great opportunity to prove their potential while competing against some of the top players representing England, South Africa, West Indies, Bangladesh and New Zealand.

In addition, NatthakanChantham, who hasbeen named in the Trailblazers Squad, becomes the first cricketer from Thailand to feature in the tournament.

The 24-year-old batter became the first from her country to hit a half century in a Women’s T20I when she scored 56 against Pakistan in the Women’s T20 World Cup in March, 2020.

Meanwhile, like last year, Harmanpreet Kaur, SmritiMandhana and Mithali Raj will serve as the Captains of their respective teams, Supernovas, Trailblazers, and Velocity.

This event will be conducted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in line with the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 Tournament which is now in progress in the UAE.

The Women’s T20 Challenge will feature four matches with the final schedule to be worked off on November 4.

The Supernovas Squad:

Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Jemimah Rodrigues (Vice-Captain), 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.

The schedule:

Match 1 (November 4): Supernovas vs Velocity

Match 2 (November 5): Velocity vs Trailblazers

Match 3 (November 7): Trailblazers vs Supernovas

Match 4 (November 9): Final.