The first group stage match of the tournament will be played between Trailblazers and Supernovas. While Trailblazers will be under the command of opener Smriti Mandhana, Supernovas will be captained by veteran Harmanpreet Kaur. Both teams are packed with superstar players and it will be an exciting first match to start the tournament.
The pitch at the MCA Stadium in Pune seems to have slowed down with several encounters of the Indian Premier League (IPL) played on the turf. However, a score of 125-135 can be a good one on the wicket and the skipper winning the toss might want to have a bat first.
Smriti Mandhana (c), Hayley Matthews, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sharmin Akhter, Sabbhineni Meghana, Richa Ghosh (wk), Sophia Dunkley, Poonam Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Salma Khatun
Deandra Dottin, Priya Punia, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Sune Luus, Harleen Deol, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Sophie Ecclestone, Alana King, Mansi Joshi, Meghna Singh