We are only hours away from the significant Women's T20 match between the IPL Trailblazers and IPL Supernovas commence.
This match is expected to be an exciting clash as many of the finest female cricketers will be playing.
The quality of cricket played in the match will be a crucial factor in determining the inception of a Women's IPL, something that has been said about quite frequent ever since the Women's World Cup last year.
With so many brilliant cricketers playing, there is bound to be a number of player battles to look forward to.
Here are 5 player battles to look forward to today.
#5. Meg Lanning vs Shikha Pandey
Meg Lanning is one batswoman from whom, the Supernovas will be expecting immensely. She has been in pretty good form lately and will be expected to pile up runs during the powerplay overs.
However, Shikha Pandey is someone who Lanning should be wary of as she can be pretty dangerous with the new ball in her hand. Pandey will be looking to get a few early breakthroughs during the powerplay overs and dismissing Lanning will probably be her first priority.
Hence, it will be pretty interesting to see how these two players fare when they will pit up against one another in between the overs.
#4. Mithali Raj vs Jhulan Goswami
Things are bound to get interesting when two greats of Women's Cricket lock horns against one another.
The highest ODI run-scorer in Women's Cricket Mithali Raj has not been at her consistent best lately but she has produced a few brilliant knocks with the bat.
Of course, the Supernovas are aware of the fact that she can be an absolute nightmare on her day and with the sea of experience that she always brings along, she could use it to their advantage.
Jhulan Goswami is the most experienced player in the Trailblazers setup and her ability with the ball always makes her a formidable opponent.
Both Goswami and Raj have played with each other for a good chunk of their careers and when they go up against one another in between the overs, it will be an exciting battle.
#3. Deepti Sharma vs Ellyse Perry
This will be a clash of the all-rounders. Both are brilliant all-rounders in their own right and have been in fine form lately.
The 20-year old Sharma has produced some brilliant performances with both bat and ball lately and she will be looking to deliver with the bat during the middle overs and pick up some crucial wickets with the ball for the Trailblazers.
Ellyse Perry is always a force to be reckoned with and her abilities with both bat and ball are an asset to the Supernovas. Perry has been in really good form with both bat and ball lately which is reflected from her performances in the past few months.
Hence, the battle between Deepti Sharma and Ellyse Perry will be highly anticipated.
#2. Suzie Bates vs Megan Schutt
When one of the best batswomen in the world goes up against the top-ranked T20 bowler in the world, it is bound to get exciting.
Suzie Bates is the batting talisman for the Trailblazers and she will be expected to give her team a good start and convert that into a big score.
The Supernovas have some fine bowlers in their squad but the one who Bates will be wary of most is Megan Schutt.
Schutt has been in remarkable form with the ball lately and was the Player of the Tournament in the Tri-Nation T20 tournament a few months back. Schutt will be eager to get some wickets and dismissing Suzie Bates will be her top priority.
#1. Smriti Mandhana vs Harmanpreet Kaur
Both the Trailblazers and the Supernovas are led by two major talents in Women's Cricket. Smriti Mandhana has been one of India's finest batswomen lately and has been just wonderful with the bat in the past couple of months. She will be looking to deliver big with the bat and do a responsible job as captain.
Harmanpreet Kaur is one of India's finest batswomen in the T20 format and has been in really good form lately. Kaur's presence just adds to the already-strong batting lineup of the IPL Supernovas.
Both Mandhana and Kaur are among their team's finest players and will be eager to lead their team to a win today and there is no doubt that we will see them do a good performance with the bat today.