Mumbai (Maharashtra): Opener Smriti Mandhana will be leading the Indian charge as India announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against England, beginning March 4.
Right-hand batswoman Veda Krishnamurthy, who was left out of India’s new Zealand tour, has made a comeback to the team.
Vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur, on the other hand, is still recovering from the ankle injury and will continue her rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
“Harmanpreet Kaur has not yet fully recovered from her ankle injury and will continue her rehab at the NCA,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in an official statement.
India will play their first match of the T20I series on March 4 in Guwahati followed by second and third clash on March 7 and 9, respectively, at the same venue.
Following is the full Indian women’s squad for the England T20I series:
Smriti Mandhana (Captain), Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Bharti Fulmali, Anuja Patil, Shikha Pandey, Komal Zanzad, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Veda Krishnamurty, Harleen Deol.