INDIA: The Indian women’s cricket team has assembled in Mumbai, on January 15, to isolate for a week ahead of their New Zealand tour. The team is expected to depart on January 24 for New Zealand. As per the reports, on their arrival in New Zealand, players will have to go through another quarantine.
Recently, the Indian players had a reunion for team bonding sessions & the development of leadership skills in youngsters in Dehradun.
The team management wanted to organize a week-long training camp for this squad, but due to rising cases of COVID-19 across the country, they couldn’t arrange any.
India will play five– match ODI series & one T20I against New Zealand, before kicking off the World Cup campaign against their traditional rivals, Pakistan, on March 6.
India was the runner-up of the 2017 women’s world cup edition, which extended huge support to women’s cricket, in India. This world cup will be the ‘swansong’ of the world’s highest run-scorer in women’s ODIs, Mithali Raj. Mithali Raj will lead the 15-member squad with Harmanpreet Kaur named as her deputy.
Favorites like Jemimah Rodrigues, Shikha Pandey & the star of the 2017 tournament Punam Raut were dropped from the World Cup squad, which ensued a controversy.
India’s squad for the ODI series against New Zealand & Women’s ODI World Cup 2022:
Mithali Raj (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Jhulan Goswami, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Smriti Mandhana, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur.
Standby Players: Ekta Bisht, Sabbhineni Meghana, Simran Dil Bahadur.
ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 – India’s schedule:
|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|
India’s squad for one-off T20I against New Zealand:
Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Ekta Bisht, S. Meghna, Simran Dil Bahadur.
India’s Tour of New Zealand (Women) 2022 Schedule –:
|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|
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