The Squads for the upcoming senior Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy picked by All-India Women’s selection committee, the tournament is going to be held at Raipur’s Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium.
The organizer of the tournament is the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). In its first edition in 2008-09, this was a fifty-over tournament. In the first season of 2008-09, three teams participated in the tournament namely, India A, India B, and India Senior where India B emerged as champions.
In the next seasons, teams were named India Blue, India Red, and India Green. The most number of tournaments won by India Blue side they made it five times.
In the year 2021-22, four teams participated in the tournament, which is India A, India B, India C, and India D. Where India A team emerged as champions.
The Background of the tournament
As we know the Senior Women’s Challenger Trophy is a tournament of One-day cricket format. Its main purpose is to find cricket talent from the emerging players of the women’s side of our country. It provides a platform to show their cricketing abilities.
It also gives opportunities for younger players to get in touch with this prestigious tournament.
The Present Champions
The present Champions are India A side which has won the 2021-22 edition of the Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy. They defeated India D by three wickets in the final match of the tournament.
The tournament was played in a Round-Robin group format where the top two teams advanced to the Final of the tournament.
Highest Wicket taker and Highest Run Scorer of the 2021-22 edition
The Bowler who took a maximum of 10 wickets in the tournament was Chandu Venkateshappa and the highest runs were scored by Sabbineni Meghana, she scored 207 runs in the tournament.
Captains of the teams announced for the Challenger Trophy
The Captain for India A side is Poonam Yadav.
The Captain for the India B side is Deepti Sharma.
The Captain for India C side is Pooja Vastrakar
The Captain for India D side is Sneh Rana.
The squad for the T20 Challenger Trophy Tournament is as follows-
India A: Poonam Yadav (Captain), Harleen Deol (Vice-Captain), Muskan Malik, S Sajna, Amanjot Kaur, Disha Kasat, Shriyanka Patil, Saika Ishaque, Meghna Singh, Anjali Sarwani, Sahana Pawar, Nuzhat Parween (Wicket-Keeper), Shivali Shinde (Wicket-Keeper), S Anusha.
India B: Deepti Sharma (Captain), Shafali Verma (Vice-Captain), Dhara Gujjar, Yuvashree, Arundhati Reddy, Nishu Chaudhary, Humeira Kazi, Devika Vaidya, S.S Kalal, Monica Patel, S.L. Meena, Simran Dil Bahadur, Taniyaa Sapna Bhatia (Wicket-Keeper), Laxmi Yadav (Wicket-Keeper).
India C: Pooja Vastrakar (Captain), S. Meghana (Vice-Captain), Priya Punia, Simran Shaikh, Tarranum Pathan, KP Navgire, Anjali Singh, Rashi Kanojia, Saranya Gadwal, Keerthy James, Komal Zanzad, Ajima Sangma, Richa Ghosh (Wicket-Keeper), Mamatha (Wicket-Keeper).
India D: Sneh Rana (Captain), Jemimah Rodrigues (Vice-Captain), Ashwini Kumari, D. Hemalatha, Kanika Ahuja, Jasia Akhter, Yastika Bhatia, Priyanka Priyadarshini, Shikha Pandey, SB Pokharkar, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Aparna Mondal (Wicket-Keeper), Sushma Verma (Wicket-Keeper).