India Women vs South Africa Women Squads Announced: Indian women Cricket team will host South Africa in Lucknow for eight limited-overs match series. The series was allotted initially to Kerala, which could not be possible due to logistics reasons. The BCCI is likely to host women’s domestic matches in the same venue where the Vijay Hazare Trophy is being played. There was a delay in announcing the schedule for the women’s matches due to the new BCCI general manager Dhiraj Malhotra who is replacing Saba Karim.
The Indian team will be playing their first bilateral series after the series of lockdowns imposed due to COVID. The women IPL was organized, and before this, the team last played against Australia in the T20 Women World Cup 2020. While South Africa played their last series against Pakistan earlier this year. They won the T20I as well as the ODI series and must be upbeat ahead of this series.
The Baroda batsman Yastika Bhatia and Mumbai wicket-keeper Swetha Verma have earned a maiden call-up to the national squad. While Sushma Verma has been selected after her last ODI in 2018 and T20I in 2016. The notable players who are missing are Shikha Pandey, Veda Krishnamurthy, and Taniya Bhatia.
India Women’s squad for ODI series: Mithali Raj (Captain), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Yastika Bhatia, Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), D. Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Sushma Verma (wicket-keeper), Swetha Verma (wicket-keeper), Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Poonam Yadav, C. Prathyusha, Monica Patel
India Women’s T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Sushma Verma (wicket-keeper), Nuzhat Parveen (wicket-keeper), Ayushi Soni, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Mansi Joshi, Monica Patel, C. Prathyusha, Simran Dil Bahadur
7th March- 1st ODI
9th March- 2nd ODI
12th March – 3rd ODI
14th March – 4th ODI
16th March- 5th ODI
20th March- 1st T20I
21st March – 2nd T20I
23rd March- 3rd T20I
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