Velocity will take on Trailblazers on May 26 in the third match of the Women’s T20 Challenge. Velocity are coming off a win over the Supernovas, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, who beat the Trailblazers by 49 runs in their first match of the season. The Supernovas have already qualified for the final. Unless the Trailblazers beat Velocity by a colossal margin tonight, the latter should make it to the final as well.
Deepti Sharma's Velocity will start as favourites in the match after their seven-wicket win against the Supernovas. Kaur blasted a 51-ball 71 to take the Supernovas to 150, but Shafali Verma and Laura Wolvaardt slammed fifties to help Velocity win easily.
Trailblazers have to win by a huge margin to be able to reach the final. They bowled poorly in the Powerplay in their last match before coming back well at the death. With bat, they could score only 114/9. They will want to put up an improved show tonight.
Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (c), Richa Ghosh (wk), Poonam Yadav, Hayley Matthews, Sophia Dunkley, Salma Khatun, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Sharmin Akhter, Jemimah Rodrigues, Arundhati Reddy
Velocity: Kate Cross, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Deepti Sharma (c), Laura Wolvaardt, Natthankan Chantham, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, Maya Sonawane, Sneh Rana, Kiran Prabhu Navgire, Ayabonga Khaka
Velocity to win the match