IND W vs SL W: India women named white-ball squads for their upcoming Sri Lanka tour slated to begin later this month. The notable absentee from the T20I squad is veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami, even the newly retired Mithali raj has been left out of the white-ball squads. But Jemimah Rodrigues returns for the T20I leg, while Harleen Deol comes in for the ODIs.
Just a few hours after Mithali raj announced her retirement, Harmapreet Kaur has been named the captain for the ODI series with Smriti Mandhana being her deputy. Raj announced her retirement earlier in the day stating that the team is in the capable hands of some very talented young players. The Indian Womne’s team will also have to fill the gap of experience left by the absence of veteran spinner Goswami who is also 39. Raj and Goswami between them have the experience of 433 ODIs and 157 T20Is.
Jemimah Rodrigues who has been omitted from India’s limited-overs tour of New Zealand in February followed by the 50-over World Cup in March makes a comeback to the white-ball squad. Rodrigues has been named in India’s T20I squad on the back of her Player-of-the-Match 66 off 44 for Trailblazers in the recent Women’s T20 Challenge.
Meanwhile left arm-spinner, Radha Yadav, who last played for India in 2021, also returns to the T20I squad. Both Simran Bahadur and S Meghana were retained in the T20I squad and returned to the main ODI side after being among the reserves at the recent World Cup. Deol has earned a call-up to the ODI squad after playing her first & last ODI to date in February 2019. The middle-order batter had finished third on the runs charts while averaging over 60 in the domestic Senior Women’s One-Day Challenger Trophy but did not make the cut for the last World Cup. All-rounder Sneh Rana and left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht are some more names who have been rested from the series.
IND W vs SL W: India Women’s ODI squad
Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Smriti Mandhana (vice-capt), Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), S Meghana (reserve at World Cup), Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Simran Bahadur (reserve at the World Cup), Richa Ghosh (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol
IND W vs SL W: India Women’s T20I squad
Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Smriti Mandhana (vice-capt), Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), S Meghana, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Simran Bahadur, Richa Ghosh (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav
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