The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah has announced that the Indian women team would take on the England women in a one-off Test match later this year. He broke the news on Monday on his official Twitter handle.
The game would be the India women team’s first Test outing in nearly seven years. India last donned the white jersey in November 2014 when they took on the South Africa women in Mysore, winning the match against the visitors.
As for India versus England Test match, the Mithali Raj led team played its last Test match against England in the game year when the Indian team crushed the opponents by six wickets in Wormsley, England.
The Indian women team has played a total of 37 Test matches since they started featuring in the longest format of the game in 1976 against the West Indies team as their first opponents.
The team is currently competing in the five-match ODI series against South Africa in Lucknow. The teams would then lock horns in a three-match T20I series.
In the first match of the ODI series, the hosts suffered a loss by eight wickets, despite the team skipper Mithali Raj’s half-century. Batting first, the hosts could manage to post a target of 177 runs at a loss of nine wickets. With the help of Lizelle Lee’ unbeaten 83 runs and Laura Wolvaard’s 80, the visitors achieved a breezy victory withing 40 overs.
The teams would play their next ODI on Tuesday.