Women’s T20 Challenge 2022: SWOT Analysis of Supernovas

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The Women’s T20 Challenge is set to begin on May 23. A total of three teams will compete with the final scheduled to take place on May 28. All games of the fourth edition of the Women’s T2- Challenge will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.

Supernovas have been the most successful team in the competition, having won two titles out of three. They finished as the runners-up in the last edition, losing to the Trailblazers in the final. Harmanpreet Kaur will continue to lead the Supernovas, with Taniya Bhatia being named as her deputy.

The Supernovas will play their opening game of the Women’s T20 Challenge 2022 on May 23 against the Trailblazers. Ahead of it, have a look at the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats of the Supernovas.

 

Strengths

The Supernovas are a batting-heavy side. The likes of Harmanpreet Kaur, Deandra Dottin, Harleen Deol, and Pooja Vastrakar form a formidable batting lineup. Kaur, Dottin, and Vastrakar have the ability to clear the fence and will look to continue their dominance in the shortest format.

Sophie Ecclestone and Alana King will lead the spin bowling department. Ecclestone is the no.1 T20I bowler in the world whereas King impressed everyone in the World Cup in New Zealand last month. Batters find it hard to counter them in white-ball cricket and they will look to contribute to the team’s success.

Weaknesses

The batting relies heavily on Kaur, Dottin, and Deol. They have got a number of inexperienced batters in their lineup and it will be a big test for them to step up when the need arises. If the opposition manages to expose these inexperienced batters, they will have an advantage and the Supernovas need to be wary of it.

 

Opportunities

Taniya Bhatia will don the wicket-keeping gloves for the Supernovas. It provides a great opportunity for her to perform and make a comeback into the Indian side as she has lost her place to Richa Ghosh. She is good behind the stumps and will look to contribute with the bat.

Mansi Joshi has been out of the Indian side in recent years. She will be looking to grab the selector’s attention in the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge. The same goes for Priya Punia.

Threats

The Supernovas have got a well-balanced squad but it will be all about firing in unison in crunch situations. They have got a good amount of experience but the contributions of the young players will be vital if they are to lift the title for the third time.

 

Supernovas Squad for the Women’s T20 Challenge 2022

Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Alana King, Ayushi Soni, Chandu V, Deandra Dottin, Harleen Deol, Meghna Singh, Monica Patel, Muskan Malik, Pooja Vastrakar, Priya Punia, Rashi Kanojia, Sophie Ecclestone, Sune Luus, Mansi Joshi

 

Supernovas Fixtures of the Women’s T20 Challenge 2022

May 23: Supernovas vs Trailblazers, MCA Stadium, 07.30 PM IST

May 24: Supernovas vs Velocity, MCA Stadium, 03:00 PM IST

 

Supernovas Predicted XI

Taniya Bhatia (wk), Priya Punia, Deandra Dottin, Sune Luus, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Harleen Deol, Pooja Vastrakar, Ayushi Soni, Sophie Ecclestone, Alana King, Meghna Singh,

(Featured Image Courtesy: India Today)

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