India Women vs England: Shafali Verma named in ODI and Test squads, pacer Shikha Pandey returns

BCCI on Friday introduced India’s Senior Women squad for the one Test match, ODI and T20 collection towards England.

As anticipated 17-year-old opener Shafali Verma broke into the ODI and Test squads. Senior pacer Shikha Pandey, who was dropped from the house collection towards South Africa Women in March this yr, has been known as again for the all-important tour forward of the 50-over World Cup in February subsequent yr.

Mithali Raj will probably be captaining the ODI and Test sides, whereas accountability of main India Women in the shortest format will probably be on Harmanpreet Kaur.

Taniya Bhatia and Indrani Roy have been named as the 2 wicketkeeper-batters for the tour. Roy is uncapped and represents Jharkhand Women in home circuit.

The tour will probably be India Women’s newly-appointed coach Ramesh Powar’s first task in his second stint as the top coach of the group. The former India off-spinner changed WV Raman in the place on Thursday.

India’s Senior Women squad for Test & ODI : Mithali Raj (Captain), Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Indrani Roy (wicket-keeper), Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav.

India’s Senior Women squad for T20I : Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain) Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Indrani Roy (wicket-keeper), Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Simaran Dil Bahadur.

The Indian girls’s cricket group will play a historic one-off Test towards England in Bristol as a part of a multi-format collection that may even function three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals beginning June 16.

The Test will probably be performed on the Bristol County Ground from June 16-19, kicking off the England group’s summer season. The match was first confirmed by BCCI Secretary Jay Shah earlier this yr however the precise date and venue had been unveiled by the host board on Tuesday.

ECB Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harrison, stated: “We’re really looking forward to a busy summer in what is a huge year for our England Women’s team, and we’re very excited about hosting India and New Zealand,” a press release from the board learn.

While the Indian girls’s group will participate in a Test for the primary time since 2014, England final performed the longest format of the sport in the course of the Ashes 2019.

The one-off Test will probably be adopted by 3 ODIs and and as many T20Is. The tour will conclude on July 15 in Chelmsford.

India Women returned to motion for the primary time after the ultimate of the Women’s T20 World Cup in Melbourne on March 8 and performed 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is towards South Africa Women from March 7 to March 23 in Lucknow this yr. They misplaced the ODI collection 1-4 and T20I collection 1-2 towards South Africa Women in Lucknow.

Before the South Africa dwelling collection, India gamers had featured in the 4-match Women’s T20 Challenge which was held alongside the Indian Premier League 2020 play-offs in the UAE. Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur lead 3 groups as they performed their matches in Sharjah.

India Women’s tour of England full schedule:

June 16-19 Test match Bristol County Ground
June 27 1st ODI Bristol County Ground
June 30 2nd ODI The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
July 3 third ODI New Road, Worcester
July 9 1st T20I The County Ground, Northampton
July 11 2nd T20I The 1st Central County Ground, Hove
July 15 third T20I The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford

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