Women’s T20 Challenge final: Supernovas Vs Velocity final match preview

Supernovas Vs Velocity final match preview Highlights:

  • The Supernovas and Velocity will take to the field for one last time in the final of the Women’s T20 Challenge on Saturday
  • Played on 11th May at 7:30 pm, the summit clash of the second edition of the revamped league will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium
  • Both the teams had met each other just a couple of days with the Supernovas 12 run win seeing them determine both the side’s fate

 

Supernovas Vs Velocity final match preview

Supernovas Vs Velocity final match preview

Last year’s champions against the newest side to venture into the showpiece tournament. It’s the Supernovas vs Velocity who’ll be clashing heads one last time in the Women’s T20 Challenge for a shot at the walking away with the glistening trophy underneath their arms. Pencil in your calendars for today at 7:30 pm for a Jaffer of a match, one that is set to see the fireworks go off when these two sides traverse on the iconic venue.

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For the Supernovas, their sojourn in the league couldn’t have been any better. Ever since its inception in 2018, they’ve been the side to beat, getting only better. It’s a side that is brimming with world-class players, exponents of the T20 format who nurture a superior penchant for excellent culture in the game.

On the other hand, from the dramatic land of the league, Velocity themselves have in their line-up some astounding players. Daniel Wyatt, Amelia Kerr, and Shikha Pandey are revered names in the fraternity, held in reverence owing to the massive abilities they have. This is going to a clash befitting of a final, one that is bound to see some riveting in-game battles and key deciding moments factor in to decide who ends up as the champion on the night.

Supernovas Vs Velocity final match preview

Key Battles

Harmanpreet Kaur Vs Shikha Pandey

Chamari has been a massive headache for the Supernovas. She’s played out two extremely slow and sluggish innings, wasting the powerplay overs as she kept eating the deliveries to result in a massive setback for her side. With the Supernovas power packed with some thrilling clean and powerful hitters in the likes of Harmanpreet, Jemimah and Sophie, they’ll be looking to take their innings to the pinnacle and amass of a bagful of runs in the final.

One player who is a testament to the delectable Strokeplay that the Supernovas have in massive supply is their captain Harmanpreet Kaur. She made the mistake of demoting herself he last match but she should come out at number 4 once again to give herself the maximum time to up the ante and enthral us with her stupendous range of shots.

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She’ll however find it a treacherous task to hit Shikha Pandey, one of Velocity’s spearheads in the pace battery. The previous encounter had seen Shikha bowl three dot deliveries to Harmanpreet in the final over, mixing up the delivers extremely well to not give any room to Harmanpreet to work with. She’ll be deployed in the closing stages again and whoever can come out on top of this could construct a winning platform for their side.

Daniel Wyatt Vs Radha Yadav

What sets the Supernovas apart from the rest of franchisees partaking in the event is their heavy spin department, something which has served with fortuitously on a Sawai Mansingh surface that has seen the ball come crashing into the batsmen. And at the top of the pack is Radha Yadav with 3 wickets in 2 matches along with economical bowling seeing the batters finding it improbable to take her apart.

Her encounter against Daniel Wyatt in the final will probably be her toughest adversary till now. The English player has been extremely confident, be it against the faster or slower stuff with her two innings of 46 and 43 allowing Velocity’s middle-order to play pressure free. Radha has at her disposal a wide range of delivery and we expect her to use the widish spinning away from the off-stump ball to try and entice Wyatt into holing out the ball.

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Supernovas Vs Velocity final match preview – Probable Winner

We see the Supernovas making it two final wins of the bounce come the tantalizing affair. What edges the match in their kitty is the fact that they have an extremely well-rounded unit filled with outstanding players from top to bottom. The Batting order has massive depth in it, accompanied by a devastating bowling unit which can take apart sides and show perseverance even when they are going for runs.

Velocity on the other hand rely too much on individual players to come up with the goods for them time and time again. It’s a team game at the end of the day and should see the Supernovas erupt in jubilant and raucous celebrations at the end of the night.

Supernovas Vs Velocity final match preview – Probable XI

Supernovas

Priya Punia, Chamari Athapaththu, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Natalie Sciver, Sophie Devine, Lea Tahuhu/Mansi Joshi, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Anuja Patil, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav

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Velocity

Hayley Matthews, Shafali Verma, Danielle Wyatt, Mithali Raj (C), Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma (WK), Amelia Kerr, Shikha Verma, Sushree Pradhan, Komal Zanzad, Ekta Bisht

Supernovas Vs Velocity final match preview – Match details

Women’s T20 Challenge Final, Supernovas Vs Velocity

Date and Time: 11th May 2019, Saturday- 7:30 pm

Venue: Sawai Mansingh stadium, Jaipur

Television: Star Sports 1, Hindi/HD

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