Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur to lead in T20-style tie

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On the other hand, the Kaur-led side will be made up of Ellyse Perry, the seam-bowling all-rounder, Sophie Devine, the hard-hitting all-rounder, Raj, the mainstay of India's batting line-up, Meg Lanning, Australia's captain and her national teammate, Megan Schutt.

There will be a host of Indian and global stars that will take the field for the Women's T20 Challenge match in Mumbai. Harmanpreet Kaur will lead IPL Supernovas whereas Smriti Mandana will be the captain for IPL Trailblazers.

Leading stars from Australia, New Zealand and England will be in action as they join their Indian counterparts for this match.

In this regard, the IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla said in his statement: "The IPL will continue to be as usual".

The Board of Cricket Control in India today announced the squads for the two women's teams IPL Supernovas and IPL Trailblazers. "Danni Wyatt and Daniel Hazell will add the English flavour". However, considering the lack of depth among Indian women's cricketers, the idea was shelved. "We are planning to get a women's IPL in place in two to three years", CoA chief Vinod Rai told AFP. It is our endeavor that women cricketers also got the chance to play on a big platform like IPL.

Women cricketers from the around the world will descend upon Mumbai on April 22 for the Indian Premier League-style women's T20 challenge match, ahead of the opening play-off game of the IPL. This is just to start and show that we can have a women's IPL from next season.