Indian Women’s squad announced for New Zealand tour

Dubai, Dec 22 (GCSports) The All-India Women’s Selection Committee met in New Delhi on Friday to pick the Indian Women’s Cricket team for the upcoming tour to New Zealand.

The team will first play three ODIs as part of the ongoing ICC Women’s Championship 2017-2020 and will then play three T20Is.

Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur remain as captains of the ODI and T20I sides respectively.

Krishnamurthy’s omission from both squads comes after a disappointing personal show at the ICC Women’s World T20, in which she scored 24 runs across five innings. Mona Meshram replaces her in the ODI squad.

With regards to the T20I squad, Priya Punia has earned a maiden-call up, while seam-bowling all-rounder Shikha Pandey makes a return to the side after missing out on a place in the World T20 squad. Pandey’s entry comes at the expense of Devika Vaidya, who entered the World T20 mid-tournament as a replacement for the injured Pooja Vastrakar.

The first ODI is set to take place on 24 January at Napier.

ODI squad: Mithali Raj (captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma, D Hemalatha, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Mona Meshram, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Shikha Pandey

T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Anuja Patil, D Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Priya Punia.

Via UNI-India

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