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Mithali Raj to lead Team India in first day-night Test against Australia
By SMCS - Aug 25, 2021 11:50 am
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday has announced Team India women’s squad for the upcoming series against Australia, comprised of a one-off Test, ODI and T20I matches as well. The series will begin from September 19 to October 11. While Mithali Raj will lead the team in their historic day-night Test and the ODI series, Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the team in the T20I series as well.

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India will play their first-ever day-night Test match at the WACA in Perth from September 30 to October 3. They recently played another Test against England where they registered an impressive draw against the hosts in Bristol earlier this year. While the key players including Mithali Raj Harmanpreet Kauri, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verna and Jhulan Goswami have retained their places, all-rounder Sneh Rama also retained her spot after having an impressive tour of England.

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On the other hand, left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad, who misses the England series has returned to the squad while the youngsters like Priya Punia and Indrani Roy have failed to retain their places as well. While the Bengal cricketer Rich Gosh has been retained her place as a wicketkeeper-batter in the T20I squad, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur and Yastika Bhatia are the new faces as well.

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India Women’s squad for one-off Test & ODI series: Mithali Raj (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Punam Raut, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Yastika Bhatia, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Richa Ghosh, Ekta Bisht.

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India Women’s T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Yastika Bhatia, Shikha Pandey, Meghna Singh, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Harleen Deol, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Renuka Singh Thakur.

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