ICC Women’s World Cup 2022: The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday announced a 16-member women’s team for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 and the upcoming limited-overs series against New Zealand. Mithali Raj team of command in hand, he Harmanpreet Kaur (Harmanpreet Kaur) has been made vice-captain.
Jemima Rodrigues and Shikha Pandey dropped
In the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022, Team India has to start its campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on 6 March. Indian fans are very excited about this match from now on. Before that, the Indian team will play a series of 5 ODIs and 1 T20 match against New Zealand from 11 to 24 February to strengthen the preparations for this mega event.
A 15-member team has been selected for the ICC Cricket World Cup and ODI series. While a 16-member team has been selected for the only match of the T20 series. Which is captained by Harmanpreet Kaur. Because Mithali Raj has retired from T20 cricket. At the same time, top-order batsman Jemima Rodrigues and experienced fast bowler Shikha Pandey failed to make it to this team.
The bat was not running for a long time
Team India’s opener batsman Jemimah Rodrigues’s bat remained completely silent in the 5-match ODI series played against the South Africa women’s team after the improvement in Corona’s case in the year 2021. In these 5 matches, Jemima could only score 22 runs. His highest score was 9 runs. After which he had to sit on the bench in the 3-match ODI series played on the Australia tour. In his place, Shefali Verma made a lot of noise as an opener.
Young batsman Yashtika Bhatia got a chance to play in 2 matches of that series. Team India could win only 1 match in that series. And in that match, Bhatia played a match-winning inning of 69 runs in 64 balls. The same 32-year-old fast bowler Shikha Pandey was also not seen in the rhythm last year. From the year 2021, she played 3 ODI matches and in these matches, she could take only 2 wickets. The same young bowlers Meghna Singh and Renuka Singh have presented a sample of excellent bowling in the last few matches. This is the reason, for the World Cup, both these bowlers have been given priority over Shikha.
Indian women’s team for ICC Women’s World cup 2022 and ODI series
Mithali Raj (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (Vice-Captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shefali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (WK), Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Tania Bhatia (wk), Rajeshwari Gaikwad and Poonam Yadav.
Indian women’s team for the only T20 match
Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (Vice-Captain), Shefali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (WK), Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Tania Bhatia (WK), Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, S Meghna, and Simran Dil Bahadur.