Seasoned batter Mithali Raj will lead a 21-strong Indian squad at the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022. The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday confirmed that the veteran batter will also be the captain for five One Day Internationals in New Zealand.
Harmanpreet Kaur has been named the vice-captain. The Punjab girl will, however, will lead the team on the one-off T20 International against hosts New Zealand.
The All-India Women’s Selection Committee on Wednesday picked the squad for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022.
India will play their first World Cup fixture against Pakistan on March 6, 2022 at the Bay Oval, Tauranga. The squad will also feature in the 5-match ODI series against New Zealand. The bilateral series will start from 11 February, 2022.
#TeamIndia squad for ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 & New Zealand ODIs:
Mithali Raj (C), Harmanpreet Kaur (VC), Smriti, Shafali, Yastika, Deepti, Richa Ghosh (WK), Sneh Rana, Jhulan, Pooja, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Taniya (WK), Rajeshwari, Poonam. #CWC22 #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/UvvDuAp4Jg
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) January 6, 2022
Team India for 5 ODIs against NZ & ICC Women’s World Cup, 2022: Mithali Raj (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav.
Standby Players: Sabbhineni Meghana, Ekta Bisht, Simran Dil Bahadur.
|ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 – India’s fixtures|
|1||March 6th||Pakistan||Bay Oval, Tauranga|
|2||March 10th||New Zealand||Seddon Park, Hamilton|
|3||March 12th||West Indies||Seddon Park, Hamilton|
|4||March 16th||England||Bay Oval, Tauranga|
|5||March 19th||Australia||Eden Park, Auckland|
|6||March 22nd||Bangladesh||Seddon Park, Hamilton|
|7||March 27th||South Africa||Hagley Oval, Christchurch|
The All-India Women’s Selection Committee also picked the squad for the one-off T20I against New Zealand scheduled to be played on 9th February, 2022.
India Women’s squad for one-off T20I: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, S. Meghna, Simran Dil Bahadur.
|Team India’s tour of New Zealand (Senior Women) – 2022|
|1||February 9th||Only T20I||McLean Park, Napier|
|2||February 11th||1st ODI||McLean Park, Napier|
|3||February 14th||2nd ODI||Saxton Oval, Nelson|
|4||February 16th||3rd ODI||Saxton Oval, Nelson|
|5||February 22nd||4th ODI||John Davies Oval, Queenstown|
|6||February 24th||5th ODI||John Davies Oval, Queenstown|