The All-India Senior Women’s Selection Committee on Tuesday picked up India’s squad for the upcoming Australia tour starting 19th September. As always, there were few surprise additions and ommissions from the squad.
Indrani Roy, who was picked up for the England tour after her steller domestic show has been dropped from the team without being given a single match on the England tour. Similarly, Priya Punia has been dropped from the squad as well who again did not get a single game.
Spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad finally makes a comeback after she was dropped from England tour due to a knee injury. Meghna Singh also gets a spot in the Test and ODI squad and so is Renuka Singh Thakur who is set to make her debut for India in the T20I series.
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.
Schedule: India Women’s tour of Australia 2021
19th September – 1st ODI
22nd September – 2nd ODI
24th September – 3rd ODI
30th September – 3rd October – Test Match
7th October – 1st T20I
9th October – 2nd T20I
11th October – 3rd T20I