India Women's Tour of England: Shafali Gets Maiden Call-Up For Test, ODIs; Indrani Gets Welcome Nod
Right-hand batter Shafali Verma got her maiden call-up for Test and ODIs in the senior India women's tour of England, starting next month, a BCCI press release stated on Friday.
The All-India Senior Women's Selection Committee announced the Indian squad for the one-off Test match, three ODIs and three T20Is against England, scheduled to begin from June 16.
The 21-member squad also includes Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht and Taniya Bhatia, who were left out of the squad in the home series against South Africa.
Mithali Raj will continue leading the side for the Test and ODIs while Harmanpreet Kaur will be the captain for the T20Is.
India will have the service of Taniya Bhatia and Jharkhand's Indrani Roy as wicket-keeper batters. Roy, who has been in terrific form in domestic cricket, received her maiden international call-ups for the Test and ODIs.
India Women's Tour of England Schedule:
|June 16-19||One-off Test||Bristol|
|June 27||1st ODI||Bristol|
|June 30||2nd ODI (D/N)||Taunton|
|July 3||3rd ODI||Worcester|
|July 9||1st T20I (D/N)||Northants|
|July 11||2nd T20I||Hove|
|July 15||3rd T20I (D/N)||Chelmsford|
India’s Senior Women squad for Test & ODIs: 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 T20Is: 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.