Top global stars like Australians Alyssa Healy and Meg Lanning will be seen in action in the upcoming one-off Women's T20 Challenge match to be played on May 22 ahead of the IPL Qualifier 1 in Mumbai.
Australia captain Meg Lanning, star all-rounder Ellyse Perry, England's Danielle Wyatt will be playing alongside India's Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj in the upcoming Indian Premier League exhibition match at the Wankhede Stadium.
The women's game has seen a wave of popularity in the country following the national team's run to the final of World Cup past year.
With an eye on growing this wave, the BCCI is hosting this T20 Challenge to provide the women's game a platform alongside its most popular tournament. Australia, New Zealand and England players will appear in this match.
In this regard, the IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla said in his statement: "The IPL will continue to be as usual".
In this team, Alyssa Healy will do the job of wicketkeeping.
This development comes in the backdrop of BCCI and CoA mulling a potential T20 league for Women cricketers in India.
The Supernovas, on the other hand, will be led by the hard-hitting Kaur while other Indians include Mithali Raj and Veda Krishnamurthy. This match will begin at 2pm and will be followed by the IPL 2018 Qualifier 1 at 7pm.