Cricket fans have been eagerly waiting for the Women’s T20 Challenge 2021, and the day is finally here when we’ll witness the clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore Women and Uttar Pradesh Women. The game will take place at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on October 6, 2021, at 7.30 pm IST.

While RCB Women are looking forward to starting fresh after a disappointing season last year, UPW Women, on the other hand, are making their debut in the tournament. Both the teams have announced their playing 11 for the match, and we can expect a thrilling battle between them.

Playing 11:

RCB Women: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Richa Ghosh (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Sushma Verma, Poonam Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav

UPW Women: Taniya Bhatia (wk), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Nuzhat Parween, Renuka Singh, Komal Sharma, Disha Kasat, Anjali Singh, Mansi Joshi, Nandini Sahu, Meghna Singh (c)

Live Streaming:

The Women’s T20 Challenge 2021 will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network in India. Apart from that, the match will be streamed on Disney+ Hotstar. Fans can also catch the live updates of the match on the official Twitter handle of the Women’s T20 Challenge.

Match Timing:

The match between RCB Women vs UPW Women will start at 7.30 pm IST on October 6, 2021. The game is expected to be a closely contested battle between the two teams.

Pitch Report:

The Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur is known for its batting-friendly surface. The average score at the ground is around 150-160 runs, and we can expect a high-scoring game between RCB Women and UPW Women. The wicket is expected to get slower as the game progresses, and spinners might have a crucial role to play in the match.

Head-to-Head Record:

RCB Women and UPW Women have never faced each other in the Women’s T20 Challenge before. So, this will be their first encounter in the tournament. RCB Women had a forgettable season last year, losing all their three games. On the other hand, UPW Women will be making their debut in the tournament this year.

Key Players:

RCB Women have a star-studded line-up with players like Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, and Deepti Sharma in their ranks. Harmanpreet Kaur will lead from the front with her aggressive batting and astute captaincy skills. Smriti Mandhana, who is coming off a brilliant performance in the Hundred Women’s Competition, will be eager to continue her form in the Women’s T20 Challenge. Deepti Sharma, the all-rounder, will play a crucial role with both bat and ball.

UPW Women, on the other hand, have the explosive opener Shafali Verma in their side. The 17-year-old has already made a name for herself in the international arena with her hard-hitting batting. Jemimah Rodrigues, who is known for her consistency with the bat, will also play a crucial role in the middle order. Meghna Singh, the captain of the side, will lead from the front with her experience and skills.


With the Women’s T20 Challenge finally here, we can expect some exciting games in the tournament. The clash between RCB Women and UPW Women promises to be a thrilling one, and it will be interesting to see how the two teams fare against each other. Fans can catch the live action of the match on Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar. The game will start at 7.30 pm IST on October 6, 2021, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.