The All-India Senior Women’s Selection Committee on Friday announced the Indian squad for the one-off Test match, ODI & T20 series for the England tour.
Teenage sensation Shafali Verma has been handed a maiden call-up to the ODI and Test side. The Test and ODI side will be led by Mithali Raj, who said the 2022 ODI World Cup will be her swansong.
India will face England in one-off Test match, three ODIs & three T20Is. The Test is scheduled for 16-19 June with the ODIs and T20Is being played between 27 June and 15 July.
Pandey and Bhatia, who were both left out of the squads for the ODI and T20I series at home against South Africa, have been included in both limited-overs squads.
The tour kicks off on June 16 with a one-off Test in Bristol and concludes with the third and final T20I on July 15. A three-match ODI series is also slotted in between.
The Test will be played at the Bristol County Ground from June 16-19, kicking off the England team’s summer. The match was first confirmed by BCCI Secretary Jay Shah earlier this year but the exact date and venue were unveiled by the host board on Tuesday.
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.
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