New Delhi, March 14: The BCCI on Wednesday (March 14) announced the Indian women's squad for the upcoming Tri-nation T20I series involving Australia and England.
Veteran seamer Jhulan Goswami returned to the Indian side with Harmanpreet Kaur back as the leader. The tri-series will be played between March 22-31.
Wicketkeeper Taniya Bhatia will once again don the gloves just like she had done during the South Africa T20Is while there aren't too many changes in the team.
Smriti Mandhana will be Harmanpreet's deputy. Veteran Rumeli Dhar has also retained her place in the squad after a decent show against the Proteas women.
India Women's T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Mithali Raj, Veda Krishnamurthy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Anuja Patil, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Rumeli Dhar, Mona Meshram.
Here's the schedule of the Tri-series:
March 22: India vs Australia
March 23: Australia vs England
March 25: India vs England
March 26: India vs Australia
March 28: Australia vs England
March 29: India vs England
March 31: Final
All matches will be held at the CCI, Mumbai.
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The selectors have also picked the India A squad that will play two T20 warm-up games against England Women on March 18 and 19 in Mumbai.
The English team has already reached India and they are eager to make a mark on the Indian sub-continent.
India A squad: S. Meghna (Captain), Vanitha VR, D. Hemlatha, Monika Das, Tarannum Pathan, Priyanka Priyadarshini, Arundhati Reddy, R. Kalpana (wicket-keeper), Radha Yadav, Kavita Patil, Shanti Kumari, Preeti Bose, Sheral Rozario, Harleen Deol.