Along with the T20 World Cup squad, the board also announced the squad for the tri-series in South Africa which will take place before the cricket extravaganza.
NEWS 🚨 – India’s squad for the 2023 ICC Women’s World Cup T20 and tri-series in South Africa have been announced. More details here… https://t.co/NWcRca04Ba
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) 1672239138000
Veteran pacer Shikha Pandey was also named to the squad for the tournament. Shikha last played for India in October 2021 before being controversially dropped from the squad.
The T20 World Cup will take place in South Africa next year and the Indian team are set to start their campaign on February 12 against Pakistan in Cape Town.
India are placed in Group 2 alongside Pakistan, England, West Indies, Pakistan and Ireland. The two best teams of the two groups will play the semi-finals. The final will take place on February 26, 2023 in Cape Town.
India’s squad for the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (Vice-Captain), Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Richa Ghosh (wk) Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Anjali Sarvani, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey
Reservations: Sabbhineni Meghana, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh.
To note: Pooja Vastrakar’s inclusion in the squad is subject to fitness
The Indian team for the tri-series: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Meghna Singh, Anjali Sarvani, Shushma Verma (week), Amanjot Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Sabbhineni Meghana, Sneh Rana, Shikha Pandey