The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named India’s 15-man squad for the Women’s Asia Cup, which kicks off on October 1 in Bangladesh.
The team’s leader will be Harmanpreet Kaur, with Smriti Mandhana as her assistant.
Jemimah Rodrigues, who was chosen to the team but missed India’s trip to England due to an injury, is expected to play in the major continental competition.
Renuka Singh, Meghna Singh, and Pooja Vastrakar will make up the pace attack, with Richa Ghosh choosing to maintain wickets.
Taniya Bhatia and Simran Dil Bahadur were two more backup players picked by India.
The other batters chosen for the team, in addition to Harmanpreet and Jemimah, are Sabbineni Meghana, Dayalan Hemalatha, and KP Navgire.
In addition, Mandhana and Shafali Verma will likely open for India.
Deepti Sharma, an all-rounder, would, of course, increase India’s batting depth. Radha Yadav, Sneh Rana, and Rajeshwari Gayakwad are the other spinners on the team.
The Women’s Asia Cup, a T20 tournament, will start on October 1.
India plays Sri Lanka on the first day of the season.
Before playing Pakistan on October 7, they will face Malaysia (October 3), the United Arab Emirates (October 4), and Malaysia (October 3).
India’s squad for Women’s Asia Cup: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sabbineni Meghana, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Sneh Rana, Dayalan Hemalatha, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav, K.P. Navgire
Standby players: Taniyaa Sapna Bhatia, Simran Dil Bahadur