TossVelocity opt to bowl vs Trailblazers
Deepti Sharma’s Velocity, who need either a win or a narrow defeat to qualify for the Women’s T20 Challenge Final, won an important toss in Pune against Smriti Mandhana’s Trailblazers.
After losing the toss, Mandhana said that she would’ve wanted to chase too. Due to their big loss in the tournament opener, the Trailblazers need a substantial win against the Velocity to make their way into the final. With Mandhana’s side now setting a target, they will have to win by roughly 31-32 runs (if the target is 160) to overcome the big net-run-rate difference between the two sides.
Trailblazers: S Mandhana (capt), H Matthews, J Rodrigues, S Dunkley, S Meghana, R Ghosh (wk), A Reddy, Salma Khatun, Poonam Yadav, Renuka Singh, R Gayakwad
Velocity: Shafali Verma, N Chantham, Y Bhatia (wk), L Wolvaardt, D Sharma (capt), K Navgire, S Rana, R Yadav, K Cross, A Khaka, S Bahadur