India A Women’s Team for the upcoming tour to Bangladesh and also the Indian team for the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Women’s Asia Cup to be played in Sri Lanka was announced recently.
India A Squad
Devika Vaidya (Captain), S Meghana (vice-captain), Yastika Bhatia, Tejal Hasabnis, Tanushree Sarkar, Simran Dil Bahadur, Nuzhat Parveen, R Kalpana, Manali Dakshini, Kshama Singh, Anjali Sarwani, Minnu Mani, Sushree Dibyadarshini, TP Kanwar, Rashi Kanojia
Here is all that you need to know about all the players from the squad
1. Devika Vaidya (captain) (Born: August 13, 1997)
Devika Vaidya is just 22 years old and has already represented India in 10 games across formats. The left-hand batswoman from Maharashtra made her debut for the national team in 2014, she was also the part of T20 squad World Cup of 2018. She is a vital cog in the team with the bat as well as the ball.
ODI matches -9, Runs- 167, Highest Score – 89, Wickets-6.
T20 Matches – 1, Runs – DNB, Wickets – 0.
2. Sabbhineni Meghana (Vice-Captain) (Born: June 7, 1996)
The Andhra Allrounder has represented India in 6 t20 internationals in 2016. The right-handed batswoman could make much of an impact then but is looking set to make amends with this opportunity.
T20 Matches- 6, Runs-54, Highest Score-19.
3. Yastika Bhatia (Born: July 28, 2000)
The teen sensation from Baroda has made her name by making some solid performance for her state team as well as the west zone, at just 19 she is considered to be a great wicketkeeper batswoman, one whom India could look forward to in the coming years. Yastika played a major role in Team Baroda’s ultimate victory in the west zone U-19, one at the tournament that was held in 2016 as she single-handedly scored 230 runs.
4. Tejal Hasabnis (Born: August 16, 1997)
Tejal represents Maharashtra and the west zone in the domestic circuit. Tejal is a bright young talent, she has played close to 70 domestic games which include 22 T20 games.she has made a name for herself in the domestic circuit with some great batting performances and is handy with the ball in hand too.
Overall ONE Day matches – 36, Runs scored-726, Highest Score-148, Wickets-25
T20 Matches- 37, Runs-568, Highest Score-71, Wickets-13
5. Tanusree Sarkar (Born: September 5, 1998)
Born on 5th September 1998, a 21-year-old cricketer from Bengal has played 29 major domestic games in the T20 format since making her debut in 2014. The right-handed all-rounder is quite a pick for the tournament.
Overall ONE Day matches – 34, Runs scored-586, Highest Score-81*, Wickets-35.
T20 Matches- 29, Runs-310, Highest Score-39, Wickets-19
6. Simran Dil Bahadur
A young talent from the capital of the nation will be one of the players to look out for in the games! A good striker of the ball she could be handy in the lower middle order. She represented India Blue in U-23 one day challengers trophy.
7. Nuzhat Parveen(Born: September 5, 1996)
The wicket-keeper batswoman from Madhya Pradesh is said to be the next MS Dhoni of cricket! Attracted towards football at an early age, Nuzhat Parveen has come a long way in making it to the international stage, making her debut in 2016. She also happens to represent the central zone. she also was the vice-captain of the Central Zone U-19 Cricket Team. She debuted for India in 2016 and was a part of the world cup team as well in 2017.
Overall ONE Day matches – 31, Runs scored-407, Highest Score-74.
T20 Matches- 34, Runs-176, Highest Score-38*,
8. Ravi Kalpana (Born: May 5, 1996)
The 23-year-old Andhra girl who has represented India at the highest level comes into the squad as aright hand batswomen wicket-keeper she had a decent run for the trailblazers in 2019. She made her international debut way back in 2015 and this could be her chance to knock for a national comeback. Kalpana has played 7 games for the Indian team without much success.
9. Manali Dakshini (Born: September 29, 1997)
Manali Dakshini represents Mumbai in the Domestic circuit. The right-arm medium pacer can get the best in business in trouble with her beaming inswingers. Manali was one of the top performers of the challenger’s trophy held in January 2019. With her consistent performances in the zonal and domestic matches, she has been rewarded with the selection into the A squad it is definitely a step closer to making it into the India women’s squad.
Overall ONE Day matches – 31, Runs scored-281, Highest Score-47*, Wickets – 22.
T20 Matches- 31, Runs-91, Highest Score-24, Wickets-18.
Kshama Singh who hails from Uttar Pradesh is the right arm all-rounder who is handy with the bat and a wicket-taker with the ball, she was also apart of India blue squad in the women’s U-23 challengers trophy.
11. Anjali Sarwani (Born: July 28, 1997)
Anjali Sarwani plays for the Andhra Pradesh at the domestic level. The right arm allrounder has been prolific in the form in the domestic circuit.
12. Minnu Mani (Born: March 24, 1999)
Minnu Mani is predominantly bowling all-rounder bowls right-arm off-break and a left-handed batswoman who plays for Kerala who made her debut back in 2014 for her domestic team.
Overall ONE Day matches – 26, Runs scored-242, Highest Score-44*, Wickets – 26.
T20 Matches- 25, Runs-167, Highest Score-23*, Wickets-22.
13. Sushree Dibyadarshini (Born: September 08, 1997)
Odisha allrounder Sushree Dabyadarshini has been selected to represent India A Women Team for Tour of Bangladesh and ACC Emerging Women Asia Cup. Dibya was also the captain of India Green for the U-23 Women’s One-Day Challenger Trophy, which was recently played in Ranchi from 20 to 24 April 2019. Her knack of picking up wickets is a quality that the Indian team could make use of in the tournament.
Overall ONE Day matches – 15, Runs scored-116, Highest Score-23*, Wickets – 19.
T20 Matches- 13, Runs-13, Highest Score-10, Wickets-10.
14. TP Kanwar (Born: January 28, 1998)
Tanuja Kanwar, who belongs to the small town of Kuthar in Himachal Pradesh is a cricketer who mainly plays for Himachal Pradesh Women, Indian Board President’s Women XI. She started playing cricket for Himachal since 2013. Tanuja is just 21 years old, so there is a long road ahead for her. She is a left-arm medium-pacer, which is a rarity in the cricket circuit at the moment. The impact that creates with the bowl is the reason why she is an important member of the team.
Overall ONE Day matches – 36, Runs scored-263, Highest Score-36, Wickets – 151.
T20 Matches- 42, Runs-359, Highest Score-54*, Wickets-52.
15. Rashi Kanojia (Born: August 20, 1998)
Rashi Kanojia who represents Uttar Pradesh at the domestic level and has also represented India Green in the challenger’s trophy. She hails from Agra she bowls left-arm medium pace and is right-handed batswoman, she also has represented Central zone in the U-19s.