On Friday, BCCI announced the Indian senior women squad for only ODI, Test match, and T20 series against England. As expected the in-form opener Shafali Verma makes a place in test and ODI squads. Also, the senior pacer Shikha Pandey called back for all the important tours ahead of the 50-over World Cup. Previously, Shikha Pandey failed to make a place in the home series against South Africa in March this year.
Mithali Raj has been appointed as a captain for both the ODI and Test series, while in T20 Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the India Women cricket team. If we talk about the wicket-keeper, Indrani Roy and Taniya Bhatia have named as the two wicketkeeper-batters for the England tour.
Ramesh Powar has been appointed as a newly-appointed coach. The former India off-spinner replaced WV Raman in the position on Thursday.
India’s Senior Women squad for Test & ODI: Mithali Raj (Captain), Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Indrani Roy (wicket-keeper), Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav.
India’s Senior Women squad for T20I: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain) Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Indrani Roy (wicket-keeper), Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Simaran Dil Bahadur.
Tom Harrison (ECB Chief Executive Officer) had said, “We’re really looking forward to a busy summer in what is a huge year for our England Women’s team, and we’re very excited about hosting India and New Zealand.“