Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey return after South Africa snub as India ladies announce squads for England tour
New Delhi: Rookie wicketkeeper-batter Indrani Roy from Jharkhand was rewarded with maiden Check and ODI call-up for India’s tour of England subsequent month however senior left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad missed out as she is recovering from COVID-19.
The 29-year-old Gayakwad can be nursing an harm.
The Neetu David-led choice panel made a course correction with teen batting sensation Shafali Verma and seasoned pacer Shikha Pandey making it to all three squads after their South Africa dwelling sequence snubs.
“This time Neetu and her colleagues did not go for any outrageous experiments. Shafali and Shikha had been two of the earliest names listed in all three squads. There was one Swetha Verma of UP whose identify was mentioned nevertheless it was discovered that she hasn’t even scored 200 runs in a season,” a supply near developments instructed PTI on circumstances of anonymity.
Sneh Rana and Indrani had been two stellar performers within the Nationwide One-Day competitors and thus acquired their call-ups.
The controversial picks of the final time like Monica Patel, C Prathyusha have been dropped from the squad altogether within the group choice assembly which was keenly adopted by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah.
Indrani was rewarded for her string of scores which included 103 towards Chattisgarh, 86 towards Karnataka and 49 towards Railways within the last.
Rana on her half was the ‘Participant of the Closing’ for her all-round present whereas representing Indian Railways.
As anticipated Mithali Raj will lead the group for the one-off Check and three ODIs whereas Harmanpreet Kaur will take over the reins in the course of the three T20 Internationals.
Check & ODI: 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.
T20I: 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.
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