Supernovas vs. Velocity – Preview and Prediction
The 2022 Women’s T20 Challenge began in Pune on Monday, May 23rd, with a match between the reigning champion Trailblazers and the two-time champion Supernovas. The second game at the same site, between Harmanpreet Kaur’s Supernovas and Deepti Sharma’s Velocity, is currently underway.
Following the clash in 2020, this will be the fourth time the two teams will meet. Their previous meeting was far from a high-scoring contest. The Supernovas scored only 126 runs in their first innings, losing eight wickets.
Velocity won the game by five wickets after chasing down the target in the last ball of the game. Sune Luus led the Women in Purple with a perfect score.
Recording of Head to Head
This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams in the tournament, with the Supernovas having won two and Velocity one. During the 2019 season, the Supernovas won both of their games against the same opponent, but Velocity won the single game between the two teams in November 2020.
Women in Blue have a better record against Velocity in the tournament, and with the Supernovas having already played one game vs Deepti, who will be leading the team for the first time, the Supernovas are definitely the favourites going into Tuesday’s match. The team also appears to be more suited and balanced to deal with the sluggish and low circumstances available.
Meanwhile, Shafali Verma and Loura Wolvaardt must have breakout performances for Velocity. With the bat, the pair will have to handle the most of the load.