India Women vs Australia Women: The BCCI announced the Indian women’s team ahead of their upcoming tour of Australia. The tour comprises of 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs & a one-off test starting with the first ODI from 19th September in Sydney. India Women will play their first-ever Day-Night Test at the WACA in Perth from September 30 to October 3. India is heading into the historic Test on the back of an impressive draw against England in Bristol in June this year.
Mithali Raj will lead the Indian team in tests & ODIs with Harmanpreet Kaur to be her deputy captain whereas Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the Indian Women’s Team in the T20I series. Some new inclusions have been made to the squad while some familiar players made a comeback. Opener Yastika Bhatia and medium-pacer Meghna Singh received their maiden call-ups to the Test squad. Tweaker Rajeshwari Gayakwad, who couldn’t make it to the Indian Women’s team tour of England earlier this year, returned to the squad.
The big names of the Indian Women’s team Harmanpreet Kauri, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma, and Jhulan Goswami have retained their spots. Sneh Rana who starred in the Bristol test secures a place in the test and ODI squad after displaying an impressive performance on England tour.
Former India international Gargi Banerjee has been appointed manager of the team for its tour of Australia. She was earlier the chairperson of the national women’s selection committee. The Indian Women’s team will leave for Australia from Bengaluru on August 29 & will undergo 14 days quarantine on their arrival in Australia.
Indian players who participated in the hundred tournament are asked to reach Bengaluru by August 22 after which they will serve a six-day mandatory quarantine period before being allowed to fly with the Indian team to Australia. Players and staff will be tested regularly before they fly to Australia.
India Women vs Australia Women: India team 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 team for T20I Series
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.
India Women vs Australia Women Full Schedule
|Sep 19, Sun||1st ODI||North Sydney Oval, Sydney|
|Sep 22, Wed||2nd ODI||Junction Oval, Melbourne|
|Sep 24, Fri||3rd ODI||Junction Oval, Melbourne|
|Sep 30, Thu – Oct 03, Sun||One-Off Test||W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth|
|Oct 07, Thu||1st T20I||North Sydney Oval, Sydney|
|Oct 09, Sat||2nd T20I||North Sydney Oval, Sydney|
|Oct 11, Mon||3rd T20I||North Sydney Oval, Sydney|
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