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IPL Trailblazers vs IPL Supernovas: 5 players to look out for

Neelabhra Roy
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3.94K   //    22 May 2018, 03:53 IST

The 2018 IPL has moved to its next phase- the playoff stage. The first playoff will be contested between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

However, before the playoffs commence, a Women's T20 exhibition match will be played at the Wankhede right before the playoff match. Several of the finest female cricketers will be playing this match and for them, this will be the first step in an attempt to start a Women's IPL tournament.

The teams namely, IPL Trailblazers and IPL Supernovas will be led by Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur respectively.

With only a matter of hours to spare before the historical clash commences, let's take a look at 5 players to watch out for in this match.

#5 Suzie Bates

New Zealand v West Indies
Bates will be looking to score big with the bat for the Trailblazers

Suzie Bates has been in pretty good form with the bat lately. A fortnight ago, she smashed an impressive 148 for Hampshire against Warwickshire at Basingstoke and was pretty impressive for the Kiwis in their ODI and T20 series against West Indies in March.

Bates does not have a very impressive strike rate in T20Is at 106 but she is the kind of batswoman who can always be relied on. She is also a more than handy bowler.

Hence, the former basketball player will be one of the most crucial players for the IPL Trailblazers in the game and she will be expected to use the most of her all-round abilities.

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