India squad for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 & Tri-series Announced, Shikha Pandey in

The All-India Women’s Selection Committee has announced 15 member squad along with 3 reserve players for the upcoming mega-global event i.e ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. Also, the squad for the upcoming tri-series involving West Indies and South Africa is announced.

 

Indian Women's Cricket Team. PC: Getty Images
Indian Women’s Cricket Team. PC: Getty Images

 

The Indian fans are greeted with a surprise in Shikha Pandey’s inclusion in the Indian side. Shikha Pandey last played her T20 International on July 03, 2021. After a gap of more than 17 months, Shikha has been called for the all-important tri-series and ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023.

India will kick start their World Cup campaign on 12th February against the arch-rivals Pakistan in Cape Town. Team India is part of Group 2 and is clubbed with England, West Indies, Pakistan, and Ireland. The top two teams in each group at the end of the group stage will play in the semi-finals. The final will be held on 26th February 2023.

India’s squad for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023: 

Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (Vice-Captain), Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Richa Ghosh (wk) Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Anjali Sarvani, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey

Reserves: Sabbhineni Meghana, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh

Note: Pooja Vastrakar’s inclusion in the squad is subject to fitness

ICC T20 World Cup 2023 – India’s League stage fixtures
Sr. No. Date Opponent Venue
1 12th February Pakistan Cape Town
2 15th February West Indies Cape Town
3 18th February England Port Elizabeth
4 20th February Ireland Port Elizabeth
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 Ahead of the T20 World Cup, Team India will play a tri-series tournament that will begin from 19th January 2023.

India’s squad for Tri-series 2023

Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (Vice Captain), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Meghna Singh, Anjali Sarvani, Shushma Verma (wk), Amanjot Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Sabbhineni Meghana, Sneh Rana, Shikha Pandey

Note: Pooja Vastrakar’s inclusion in the squad is subject to fitness

T20I Tri-Series – Ind W vs SA W vs WI W in South Africa, 2023
S. No. Date Match Match Venue
1 19th January 1 South Africa Women vs India Women Buffalo Park, East London
2 21st January 2 South Africa Women vs West Indies Women Buffalo Park, East London
3 23rd January 3 India Women vs West Indies WWomen Buffalo Park, East London
4 25th January 4 South Africa Women vs West Indies Women Buffalo Park, East London
5 28th January 5 South Africa Women vs India Women Buffalo Park, East London
6 30th January 6 West Indies WWomenvs India Women Buffalo Park, East London
7 2nd February Final Tri-Series Final Buffalo Park, East London

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