India Squad for Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 Announced

The All India Women’s Selection Committee gathered in Mumbai to announce their 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup that will be held in Australia from 21st February 2020.

 

India Squad for Women's T20 World Cup 2020 Announced
India Squad for Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 Announced

The squad is a mix of both young and experienced players, with Richa Ghosh, batter from Bengal being a surprise pick in the squad. Richa impressed the selectors with her power-hitting abilities in the recently concluded Senior T20 Challengers Trophy 2020. She came to the limelight in one of the games where she scored 36 runs off 24 balls. Shafali Verma at 15 remains the youngest member in the squad.

Harmanpreet Kaur (c),
Smriti Mandhana,
Shafali Verma,
Jemimah Rodrigues,
Harleen Deol,
Veda Krishnamurthy,
Taniya Bhatia (wk),
Deepti Sharma,
Shikha Pandey,
Pooja Vastrakar,
Poonam Yadav,
Radha Yadav,
Arundhati Reddy,
Rajeshwari Gayakwad,
Richa Ghosh

Simultaneously, the selectors have also announced a 16-member squad for a tri-series in Australia that will be played prior to the T20 World Cup. It will begin on January 31 and features Australia and England.

Tri-Series (16 member) Squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodriguez, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Richa Ghosh, Tania Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Nuzhat Parveen.

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