Twitter India on Monday announced it has launched new emojis for the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge, starting November 4 in Sharjah. 3 teams will battle in 4 matches as top stars from India and the rest of the world will play under 3 India captains -- Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur.
To enhance user experience this season, Twitter India and the Board of Control for Cricket in India have joined hands to launch seven new custom emojis around the league, as well as for its teams and the respective captains.
"Fans will be able to activate these emojis by Tweeting with the following hashtags: #MithaliRaj or #Mithali, #Harmanpreet, or #Harman, #Smriti or #SM18, #WomensT20Challenge, #Velocity, #Supernovas and #Trailblazers," Twitter India said in a release.
This women’s cricket season, cheer on your favourite team and captain with Twitter emojis. Let's go... #Harmanpreet or #Harman#MithaliRaj or #Mithali #Smriti or #SM18 #WomensT20Challenge#Supernovas #Trailblazers #Velocity pic.twitter.com/FmCz2ZNt1q— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) November 2, 2020
This is the first time that an Indian women's sports league has got its own Twitter emoji. In 2017, Mithali Raj became the first woman cricketer from India to get an emoji during the Women’s Cricket World Cup.
India women cricketers are keen on getting back to competitive action at the Women's T20 Challenge after having been out of touch due to the enforced break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Full Squads for Women's T20 Challenge
Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Jemimah Rodrigues (VC), Chamari Atapattu, Priya Punia, Anuja Patil, Radha Yadav, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Shashikala Siriwardene, Poonam Yadav, Shakera Selman, Arundhati Reddy, Pooja Vastrakar, Ayushi Soni, Ayabonga Khaka, Muskan Malik.
Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (captain), Deepti Sharma (VC), Punam Raut, Richa Ghosh, D. Hemalatha, Nuzhat Parween (WK), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Harleen Deol, Jhulan Goswami, Simran Dil Bahadur, Salma Khatun, Sophie Ecclestone, Natthakan Chantham, Deandra Dottin, Kashvee Gautam.
Velocity: Mithali Raj (captain), Veda Krishnamurthy (VC), Shafali Verma, Sushma Verma (WK), Ekta Bisht, Mansi Joshi, Shikha Pandey, Devika Vaidya, Sushree Dibyadarshini, Manali Dakshini, Leigh Kasperek, Danielle Wyatt, Suné Luus, Jahanara Alam, M. Anagha.