Shafali Verma to lead U19 Indian Women’s Team at the inaugural World Cup 2023

The wait is finally over as BCCI’s All-India Women’s Selection Committee has announced India’s U19 Squad that will play the inaugural Women’s World Cup in South Africa next year.

To everyone’s surprise, Shafali Verma and Richa Ghosh, the senior members have been selected in the U19 squad. Shafali Verma will lead the side and Shweta Sehrawat has been made her deputy.

Shafali Verma. PC: AFP
Shafali Verma. PC: AFP

 

Just before the U19 Women’s World Cup, team India will also play a 5-Match T20 series against South Africa to get acclimatized to the situation.

The maiden edition of the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup featuring 16 teams will take place in South Africa from 14 to 29 January, 2023. India is placed in Group D alongside South Africa, UAE and Scotland. The top three teams from each group will progress to the Super Six round, where teams will be pooled into two groups of six.

The top two teams from each group will then progress to the semi-finals, which will be played on 27 January at JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom. The final will take place at the same venue on 29 January.

India U19 Women’s team for SA T20s:

Shafali Verma (Captain), Shweta Sehrawat (Vice-Captain), Richa Ghosh (WK), G Trisha, Soumya Tiwari, Sonia Mehdiya, Hurley Gala, Hrishita Basu (WK), Sonam Yadav, Mannat Kashyap, Archana Devi, Parshavi Chopra, Titas Sadhu, Falak Naz, Shabnam MD, Shikha, Najla CMC, Yashashree.

5T20 Matches – India Women U19 vs South Africa Women U19 in South Africa
S. No. Day Date Match no. Time Match Venue
1 Tuesday 27-Dec-22 1 10:00 AM SA WU19 vs India WU19 Tuks Oval, Pretoria
2 Thursday 29-Dec-22 2 1:45 PM SA WU19 vs India WU19 Tuks Oval, Pretoria
3 Saturday 31-Dec-22 3 10:00 AM SA WU19 vs India WU19 Tuks Oval, Pretoria
4 Monday 02-Jan-23 4 1:45 PM SA WU19 vs India WU19 Tuks Oval, Pretoria
5 Wednesday 04-Jan-23 5 10:00 AM SA WU19 vs India WU19 Tuks Oval, Pretoria
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India U19 Women’s team for ICC Under 19 Women’s World Cup –

Shafali Verma (Captain), Shweta Sehrawat (Vice-Captain), Richa Ghosh (WK), G Trisha, Soumya Tiwari, Sonia Mehdiya, Hurley Gala, Hrishita Basu (WK), Sonam Yadav, Mannat Kashyap, Archana Devi, Parshavi Chopra, Titas Sadhu, Falak Naz, Shabnam MD.

Standby players: Shikha, Najla CMC, Yashashree.

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