India women’s squad for SL tour announced, Harmanpreet Kaur to captain side after Mithali Raj’s retirement | Cricket News

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced the squads for India’s upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. India will play three T20Is and as many ODIs in Dambulla and Kandy respectively.

Notably, Harmanpreet Kaur is named India’s captain after Mithali Raj’s retirement.

Veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami who was not part of the Women’s T20 Challenge, did not find the place in the squad, while Mithali who led the team in the 2022 World Cup announced her retirement on Wednesday.

It will be the first time since the Women’s World Cup that the women’s team will be seen in action in an international assignment. The Indian team will start their tour on June 23 and the last match of the series will be played on July 7.

India’s T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), S Meghna, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Simran Bahadur, Richa Ghosh (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav.

India’s ODI squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), S Meghna, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Simran Bahadur, Richa Ghosh (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol.

The T20I series will kick-start from June 23 onwards, with three matches set to be played in Dambulla on June 23, June 25 and June 27.

The three-match ODI series will kickstart from July 1 in Kandy. Second and third ODIs will be played in Kandy on July 4 and 7.

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