Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur have been named the captains of the two teams. The teams will feature 4 foreigners just like the men's IPL.
Women cricket has been gaining popularity in India in the recent times. The women's game has garnered the following since the Indian national team entered into the finals of the ICC world cup last year.
Mandhana was the only Indian player to be named in the ICC Women's Team of the Year 2016.
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Smriti Mandhana was inspired to take up cricket after watching her brother play at the Maharashtra state Under-16s tournaments. At the age of nine, she was selected in Maharashtra's Under-15 team. At eleven, she was picked for the Maharashtra Under-19s team.
She has been consistently performing for India at the international level. She is currently a part of the Indian National cricket team and also plays for the Australian cricket franchise Brisbane Heat.