The All-India Senior Women’s Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named Indian Women team squads for their upcoming multi-format series against Australia. India is set to play 3 ODIs, one Test match, and 3 T20Is against Australia.
The squad sees the addition of two maiden call ups, namely Railways medium-pacer Meghna and Baroda left-handed batter Yastika Bhatia. Left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad makes her comeback in the Test and ODI setups of the team after recuperating from her knee injury, which forced her to miss out on the England series last month. Richa Ghosh has also been included in the Test and the ODI squads. Yastika, Meghna, and Rajeshwari find their names in the T20I squad as well.
Sneh Rana, who impressed all with her performance against England, has managed to find a spot in all three squads.
India has retained 14 players of the Test and the ODI squad that played against England, leaving out Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Priya Punia, and Indrani Roy from the 18-member squad.
The T20I squad includes one uncapped player in the form of Himachal Pradesh’s 25-year-old medium-pacer Renuka Singh Thakur.
The Indian women team will depart for Australia on either August 29 or August 30. Upon arrival, the touring squad will undergo a mandatory two-week quarantine period.
India Women’s squad for one-off Test & ODI series: Mithali Raj (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Punam Raut, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Yastika Bhatia, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Richa Ghosh, Ekta Bisht.
India Women’s T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Yastika Bhatia, Shikha Pandey, Meghna Singh, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Harleen Deol, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Renuka Singh Thakur.
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