Trailblazers are favourites to win
Trailblazers will take on Supernovas in the first match of the Women’s T20 Challenge. The game will be played at the MCA Stadium, Pune starting at 10:00 local time on Monday May 23rd.
Although the competition did not take place in 2021, Trailblazers will come in to this year’s tournament as the reigning champions after finishing top of the group on net-run-rate ahead of beating Supernovas in the final at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in 2020. They have plenty of star players in their squad this year with Smriti Mandhana, West Indian Hayley Mathews, Jemima Rodrigues and Enlgand’s Sophia Dunkley as the standout players. The Trailblazers certainly have an excellent array of players from multiple countries.
Supernovas lost the final in the last tournament and will be looking to exact revenge on Trailblazers in the tournament curtain raiser in Pune. Supernovas beat Trailblazers in a very tight group game to confirm their place in the final but could not overcome them again and went down by 16 runs in the 2020 final. Like Trailblazers, Supernovas have picked up some of the most talented players from across the globe, including Harmanpreet Kaur, Alana King, Deandra Dottin and Sophie Ecclestone.
The match will be played at MCA Stadium, Pune. We expect a hard pitch and the fastest bowlers to get plenty of assistance from the surface.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Trailblazers vs Supernovas, Women's T20 Challenge 2022.
Smriti Mandhana (c), Hayley Matthews, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sharmin Akhter, Sabbhineni Meghana, Richa Ghosh (wk), Sophia Dunkley, Poonam Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Salma Khatun
Deandra Dottin, Priya Punia, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Sune Luus, Harleen Deol, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Sophie Ecclestone, Alana King, Mansi Joshi, Meghna Singh
The start of any sporting tournament is always exciting and this will be no different, particularly after the organisers had to postpone the competition last year. With some of the world’s finest T20 players on show, we are predicting a game high on quality with Trailblazers getting the win.
Trailblazers are favorites to beat Supernovas at odds of 1.72