Three Proteas Women’s players will compete in the Women’s T20 Challenge at Pune’s MCA Stadium from 23-28 May.
They are Sune Luus, who captained South Africa at the recent 50-over World Cup, Laura Wolvaardt and Ayabonga Khaka.
Luus will represent the Supernovas with Wolvaardt and Khaka playing for the Velocity.
The fourth edition of the three-team women’s tournament will comprise four games and coincide with the IPL playoffs. The BCCI plans to expand the 2023 edition to five or six teams.
“It is our mission to promote and nurture the sport we love across all formats and the Women’s T20 Challenge has always been key to that endeavour,” said BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.
“The continued success of the tournament both on and off the field is encouraging and gives us immense confidence that we are heading in the right direction.”
Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Taniya Bhatia, Alana King, Ayush Soni, Chandu V, Deandra Dottin, Harleen Deol, Meghna Singh, Monica Patel, Muskan Malik, Pooja Vastrakar, Priya Punia, Rashi Kanojia, Sophie Ecclestone, Sune Luus, Mansi Joshi.
Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (c), Poonam Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Hayley Matthews, Jemimah Rodrigues, Priyanka Priyadarshini, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, S Meghana Saiqa Ishaque, Salma Khatun, Sharmin Akhter, Sophia Dunkley, Sujata Mallik, Shradda Pokharkar
Velocity: Deepti Sharma (c), Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma, Ayabonga Khaka, Kiran Navgire, Kate Cross, Keerthi James, Laura Wolvaardt, Maya Sonawane, Natthakan Chantham, Radha Yadav, Aarti Kedar, Shivali Shinde, Simran Bahadur, Yastika Bhatia, Pranavi Chandra.
Women’s T20 Challenge fixtures:
Monday, 23 May: Trailblazers vs Supernovas (4pm SA time)
Tuesday, 24 May: Supernovas vs Velocity (12pm)
Thursday, 26 May: Velocity vs Trailblazers (4pm)
Saturday, 28 May: Final (4pm)