BCCI has announced the India women’s squad for the upcoming limited-overs series against New Zealand, and World Cup 2022. The 2022 Women’s World Cup will be hosted in New Zealand from March 4th. India will play one T20I and five-match ODI series in New Zealand starting from 11th February, 2022. Mithali Raj will lead the 15-member squad with Harmanpreet Kaur named as her deputy.
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Star batter Jemimah Rodrigues and all-rounder Shikha Pandey have been left out of the squad. Ekta Bisht alongside Sabbhineni Meghana, and imran Dil Bahadur have been named as the back ups for the World cup. Yastika Bhatia who impressed with the bat in his maiden series has also been included in the squad for World Cup.
I’m only wondering what awfully went wrong in order for both Jemimah Rodrigues and Shikha Pandey to be in the reserves, too… It’s a World Cup we’re talking about and not just any other bilateral series! #WCWC2022
— S. Sudarshanan (@Sudarshanan7) January 6, 2022
Team India play their first World Cup fixture against Pakistan on March 6th, 2022 at the Bay Oval, Tauranga. India will also face New Zealand (March 10), West Indies (March 12), England (March 16), Australia (March 19), Bangladesh (March 22), and South Africa (March 27) in the group stage of the World Cup.
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India’s Squad for 5 ODIs against NZ & ICC Women’s World Cup, 2022: Mithali Raj (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav.
Standby Players: Sabbhineni Meghana, Ekta Bisht, Simran Dil Bahadur.