Teams and fixtures for BCCI Challenger Trophy announced

Shruti Banerjee
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Teams and fixtures for BCCI Challenger Trophy announced

Smriti Mandhana led India Blue to victory in January 2018. ©BCCI

BCCI has announced the three teams for the upcoming Senior Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy today. The All-India Women’s Selection Committee has picked up 39 players for the series. The series is scheduled to be played at Alur near Bengaluru from 14th to 21st of August, 2018.

India Red, India Blue, and India Green team will compete with each other and the top two teams will compete in the final.

India Red will be led by Deepti Sharma while India ODI Captain Mithali Raj will lead India Blue. Veda Krishnamurthy will lead India Green. The three teams are a mix of top performers at the national and domestic level. This is the good platform for the young cricketers to learn from the veterans.

India T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur and vice-captain Smriti Mandhana will miss the T20 Challenger Trophy as they are currently representing Lancashire Thunder and Western Storm respectively in England's Super League. Smriti Mandhana led India Blue to victory in the tournament's last edition in January 2018.

This tournament will help them to prepare for the Women’s T20 World Cup which will be held later this year in the Caribbean.

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India Red: Deepti Sharma (c), Punam Raut, Disha Kasat, Mona Meshram, Harlene Deol, Tanushree Sarkar, Ekta Bisht, Tanuja Kanwer, Shikha Pandey, Shanti Kumari, ReemaLaxmi Ekka, Nuzhat Parveen (wk), Aditi Sharma

India Blue: Mithali Raj (c), Vanitha VR, D Hemalatha, Neha Tanwar, Anuja Patil, Saima Thakor, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Radha Yadav, Preeti Bose, Poonam Yadav, Keerthy James, Mansi Joshi, Suman Gulia

India Green: Veda Krishnamurthy (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Priya Punia, Devika Vaidya, Monikha Das, Arundathi Reddy, Sushma Verma (wk), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Fatima Jaffer, Sushree Dibyadarshini, Sukanya Parida, Jhulan Goswami, Sajana S