On Thursday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Thursday announced the Indian squad for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 and the New Zealand series. One of the biggest surprises was the omission of batter Jemimah Rodrigues, who had been playing a crucial role for the team until India’s last limited-overs assignment in Australia.
Mithali Raj will be leading the team’s 15-member squad with Harmanpreet Kaur will be serving as her deputy. Shikha Pandey also remains absent in the Indian squad, while Sneh Rana – who impressed with her all-around skills across formats in 2021 retains her place in the side.
The Indian team will be locking horns with Pakistan in their first World Cup fixture against Pakistan on March 6th, 2022 at the Bay Oval, Tauranga. The squad will also feature in the 5-match ODI series against New Zealand starting from 11th February 2022.
After the game against Pakistan in the Women’s World Cup, India is scheduled to 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.
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Here is the 15-member Indian squad for the 2022 Women’s World Cup:
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.
The BCCI also announced a 16-member squad for a one-off T20I against New Zealand, which will be played on February 9.
Indian Women’s squad for one-off T20I: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, S. Meghna, Simran Dil Bahadur.