The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday, September 21, announced its 15-member squad for the approaching Women’s Asia Cup. Harmanpreet Kaur will go on to guide the Ladies in Blue, though Smriti Mandhana will be her deputy,
Jemimah Rodrigues, who skipped the England tour with a wrist damage, made a return to the team for the continental tournament. The younger batter sustained an injury all through The Hundred and underwent rehabilitation at the Countrywide Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
Mandhana and Shafali Verma have been named as openers, whilst Sabbineni Meghana, Dayalan Hemalatha, and KP Navgire are the other batters in the squad together with Harmanpreet and Jemimah.
Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, and Pooja Vastrakar have been picked as all-rounders. Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Radha Yadav are the professional spinners, even though Renuka Singh and Meghna Singh sort the tempo device.
Taniya Bhatia and Simran Dil Bahadur have been named as standby players.
India squad for Women’s Asia Cup 2022: 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, and K.P. Navgire.
Standby gamers: Taniyaa Sapna Bhatia, Simran Dil Bahadur.
India’s schedule for Women’s Asia Cup 2022
The forthcoming version of the Women’s continental tournament will kick off on Oct 1 with hosts Bangladesh locking horns with Thailand. Harmanpreet and Co. will also start their campaign on the exact working day towards Sri Lanka.
They will perform in opposition to Malaysia and the UAE on successive days (October 3 and 4) just before squaring off in opposition to arch-rivals Pakistan on Oct 7. India will then deal with Bangladesh on Oct 8 right before wrapping up their group phase campaign against Thailand on Oct 10.
The seven teams will contend in a spherical-robin format. The two semi-finals will be performed on October 13, with the ultimate established to get location on October 15.
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