Women’s IPL 2019: Smriti Mandhana set the stage alight in the Women’s IPL 2019 opener. The southpaw smashed the ball to all parts of the ground during Trailblazers vs Supernovas during her 67-ball 90. Her innings was laced with three sixes and 10 fours. Initially, she took her time but once she got her eye in, she cut loose and picked up boundaries at will. Her good show has got her fans excited who have lavished praise for the Trailblazers captain. Mandhana has been in good form recently and she gave fans a glimpse of that at Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Monday.

Here is how Twitter lauded Mandhana:

Earlier in the day, Supernovas captain Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and opted to bowl against Trailblazers in the first match of the Women’s T20 challenge at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Monday.

The Trailblazers will be led by Smriti Mandhana and both the sides will next play Velocity in their second league match.

Playing XI:

Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (Captain), Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Stafanie Taylor, Harleen Deol, Suzie Bates, Ravi Kalpana (wicket-keeper), Sophie Ecclestone, Shakera Selman, Jhulan Goswami, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

Supernovas: Jemimah Rodrigues, Priya Punia, Chamari Athapaththu, Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Sophie Devine, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Anuja Patil, Natalie Sciver, Lea Tahuhu, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav