Indian Women Team will be touring England for One test, Three One day matches and three T20I starting from June 16th. Mithali Raj has been appointed as the captain of Test and ODI teams while Harmanpreet Kaur has been selected as the captain of the T20I team.
Left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad has been left out for the tour as she is still recovering from Covid. In addition, Indian middle-order batter Veda Krishnamurthy has been left out from all three format; recently, the star batter lost her mother and sister due to Covid.
Indrani Roy, wicket-keeper batter from Jharkhand, is included in the team for the first time. Right-arm off-break bowler Sneh Rana who last played for India on Feb 7 2016, against Australia, has been included in the team once again. She was wicketless in that match.
The 21-member India Women squad for the upcoming seven-match tour of England includes Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, and Taniya Bhatia.
Pandey, left-arm spinner Bisht, and wicketkeeper-batter Bhatia, who were left out of the squads for the ODI and T20I series at home against South Africa, have all been called up for all formats.
Mumbai off-spinner Ramesh Powar returns as the chief coach replacing WV Raman. In 2018 Mithali Raj accused him of humiliating her during the T20I world cup. As a result, Mithali Raj was dropped from India’s squad in the World T20 semi-final match against England, which India lost to England. India only managed to score 112 runs in their first match, which the England team chased in just 17.1 overs.
Ramesh Powar also countered Mithali’s allegation stating that Mithali packed her bags and threatened to quit after the team beat New Zealand in a crucial match. According to Powar Mithali was unhappy with her batting order.
Wicketkeeper Sushma Verma has been left out of the squad for the tour. She did not perform that good in the home series against South Africa, she only scored 15 runs in the 5 match with bat.
Schedule for Indian Women Team England Tour
- June 16-19 One-off Test, Bristol
- June 27 1st ODI, Bristol
- June 30 2nd ODI, Taunton – Day and Night
- July 3 3rd ODI, Worcester
- July 9 1st T20I, Northampton- Day and Night
- July 11 2nd T20I, Hove
- July 15 3rd T20I, Chelmsford- Day and Night
Indian Women Team
Indian Women Team for Test and ODI- Mithali Raj (capt), Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-capt), Shafali Verma, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Sneh Rana, Indrani Roy (wk), Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav
T20I- Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Smriti Mandhana (vice-capt), Shafali Verma, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana, Indrani Roy (wk), Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Simran Bahadur